Violations in USDA audit can cost meat processing companies a whopping $14.8 million. It is essential for food and meat processing companies to maintain and follow written Sanitation Standard Operating Procedures (SSOP) and Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) plans.
Paper-based and manual processes lead to the management taking a reactive approach because it is difficult to truly know what is going on and react in a timely manner. Being proactive enables you to prevent issues and problems instead of solving them quickly. This is not possible with manual workflows.
It is challenging to use manual, paper-based processes to be able to identify any potential gaps in the system and prepare meaningful reports based on a comprehensive analysis of those gaps. This is because all the data is spread across so many files and locations, which makes it virtually impossible to perform trend analysis and get any meaningful insights.
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Sifting through mountains of papers, and doing numerous manual calculations adversely affects the productivity of workers. This is because these are mundane and monotonous tasks and they take up a lot of their time. Productivity can only be truly maximized when these tasks are automated and the workers’ actual effort is recognized.
It is hard to gather relevant data in a limited amount of time to submit to regulatory authorities. This is because one has to collect and compile all the data, photos, support documents, and validation from several different locations, and finding relevant data takes time and effort, whereas regulatory authorities don’t offer a lot of time.
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It is extremely challenging to identify benchmarks and use them to make calculated decisions when you are working with manual processes. This is because the data analysis performed with manual processes is too limited to be able to identify benchmarks and then use them to improve performance. Hardly any benchmarking is done within different operations and locations with manual processes.
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Progressive Beef is the most comprehensive farm-to-fork quality assurance program that has certified nearly 6 million cattle to ensure food safety and sustainability in the industry.
Progressive Beef was using manual and paper-based processes of performing audits, tracking field workers’ performance and following SOPs, which were reactive in nature and time-consuming.
Progressive Beef wanted to digitize their operations such as helping workers, program managers, and auditors to track feedlots’ productivity in real time and make day-to-day tasks paperless.
A cross-platform mobile app, desktop browser, and an admin web app were developed to automate data entry processes and perform compliance audits smoothly. The solution supported corrective action notifications and offline support, reducing human error and time to perform tasks.
The solution helped feedlot managers to take timely and accurate actions by going paperless. The overall increased efficiency helped them increase no of feed yards to 83.
Vytelle performs in vitro fertilization (IVF) procedures and provides individual animal data capturing systems to feedlots and seedstocks having revenue of $19 million.
Vytelle customers had a legacy desktop-based app that was complex and resulted in low adoption rates. The customers were providing trial specific data and other information via alternative mediums taking up to 30 days, making procedures slow and cumbersome.
As a leading data provider in the industry, vytelle was looking to move its data-interaction with its customers to a responsive web app that helps them share reports and trial data by increasing system adoption rate and eliminating manual procedures.
A responsive web app developed seamless data sharing and communication network among vytelle and its customers. Digitizing and automating feedlot activities like pen management, animal flagging, animal management made vytelle customers more aware and responsive.
The web app adoption reduced customer response time by improving the UI/UX and other features. It helped vytelle customers produce more efficient, high performing, and low-RFI seedstock.
Superior Farms, founded in 1964 and made up of more than 1,000 American family ranchers, is North America’s top lamb processing plant.
With ever-growing business, scalability with siloed data could no longer contribute to operational efficiency for the firm. Conventional ways of keeping records across the business cycle were cumbersome and unconsolidated, hampering day-to-day activities.
They needed a complete solution that automates, streamlines, and provides an up-to-date and integrated view of the business processes starting from breeding to distribution management.
AgriERP powered with Microsoft Dynamics 365 Finance & Supply Chain improved business process from master planning to dispatch & shipments. The solution-eliminated paper based siloed data and provided a consolidated vie
AgriERP enabled managers to have instant access to information to track inventory, sales, field attendance, production orders, in’s and out’s from multiple warehouses anywhere, anytime.
Vytelle is a provider of biotechnology services to cattle producers in more than 20 countries in the world. It is a Wheatsheaf company that raised a total of $13 million in funding over 1 round.
Vytelle was using systems that required manual data entry at the time of Ovum Pick Up (OPU) and at the labs for inventory management, mating, semen sorting & grading. Getting embryo production and transfer reports required more human efforts.
They needed an automated solution that simplifies data capturing and maintaining to make OPU more quick and reliable. They wanted to digitize donor forms that could reduce manual efforts to perform IVF.
A React JS web app enabled QC techs & vets to perform timely OPUs, update inventory, and allocate labs as per the activity type. OPU event management, Prefilling donor forms, advance analytics reports, and offline support got the client covered throughout the process.
A custom-built app helped them to onboard new satellites and enabled them to perform more OPUs in less time. Process automation brought clients, satellite owners and vytelle on single platform, increasing process visibility.
Cactus Feeders, Inc., a producer of commercial fed cattle and market hogs, produces a million fed cattle and 700,000 market hogs annually with gross revenues of over $1 Billion.
Cactus Feeders’ existing solution, based on KENDO, was very slow and complex in managing operational procedures that affected productivity and caused delays in performing tasks.
Cactus Feeders wanted to speed up operational processes such as entering and managing data to reduce time to perform tasks and enhance user experience by using updated set of technologies.
Folio3 revamped and upgraded the existing systems to boost up productivity and to enhance user experience across the value chain. The stack of .NET and ReactJs made it possible to perform tasks in a matter of seconds.
The updated set of technologies reduced 80% of delayed time on some specific screens while making users more efficient in managing data. The overall productivity has improved throughout the processes.
Superior Farms is the leader in the retail and food service market. They operate lamb processing plants in the US and 10 more countries, having revenue of around $280 million.
Superior Farms wanted to improve operational efficiencies by eliminating paper-based forms as it was time-consuming, not actionable and delayed incident reporting that risked compliance deviations. Managing paper was a hassle while dealing with the USDA compliance officer.
They needed a digital solution that could help them acquire, organize, monitor and use day-to-day records to ensure USDA standards compliance from their desks & smart devices.
A web and iPad application was developed to automate & digitize paper-based forms to save time and take preventive measures to violations. All 5 departments and 4 locations were configured to have consolidated view of tasks and performance in real time.
Early results show a quick adoption of the digital platform, with over 19,000 forms filled digitally in a span of three months only, helping management to track and benchmark productivity across their four locations.
American Angus Association is the largest beef registry association with more than 30,000 members. It aims to maximize the production of high-quality beef through a sales and marketing solutions to ranchers.
Angus Media was using paper-based processes to produce Angus Sale Books. User role synchronization and publishing books with updated EPD numbers were difficult as manual processes were causing inefficiencies.
Angus Media wanted to digitize and automate their sale book operations such as filling animal related information, designing book layouts, & communicating with multiple users via a single platform.
Our web app automated the life cycle of sale book creation and publishing from start to end. The portal supports various roles that participate in creating the sale book and automates their work flows that drove efficiency and accuracy in the processes.
They can now produce more books and are now able to generate more business in less time. More than 1100 books have been published by automating and goig paperless.
Galvmed is a project funded by DFID as well as the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and they work towards making veterinary diagnostics accessible and affordable for developing countries around the world.
Galvmed was finding it difficult to manually store data and calculate the market potential for veterinarian pharmaceutical vaccines and drugs for various different regions in developing countries.
Galvmed felt the need to digitize operations to make it easier and more convenient for research organizations and pharmaceutical companies to calculate market potential and subsequently introduce relevant drugs and vaccines.
The solution is easily accessible and scalable and supports all species of livestock. It helps users perform advanced condition-based calculations using default market numbers provided or even after editing any assumptions.
The solution helped different users calculate the market potential accurately for specific drugs catering to specific livestock animals. It also helped them make decisions based on the resulting numbers and predictions.
Agribeef products are available at America’s best restaurants and retailers. Being involved in every step of the beef cattle lifecycle, the company also exports to more than 30 countries across the world.
It was getting more and more difficult to rely on spreadsheets and manual processes. Paper-based processes made it hard to capture and manage the activities, as well as the movement of the cattle.
They needed to digitize to remain competitive and manage data optimally across the value chain. A digital transformation allowed them to streamline their processes and make data-driven decisions.
The web application facilitated the client in gaining total visibility over the cattle in the fields and helped manage traceability over all the processes from “ranch to table”.
The solution helped the client maximize business effectiveness and productivity for every location and ranch. It also saved time by speeding up the process and facilitated the client in taking timely action.
With more than 650 employees spread across 7 states, Hanor farms is one of the leading hog manufacturers in the United States, marketing and selling nearly 1.5 million market hogs each year.
Hanor was using manual paper-based processes and spreadsheets to organize and manage tasks, which meant they found it difficult to track missed tasks and violations, and even took long in updating the task status.
Manual processes were slowing them down and also demotivating the workers. They needed a digital solution to be able to streamline their processes and maximize productivity as well as efficiency.
The solution helped the client digitize their workflows and automate task scheduling and management. This helped reduce the burden on the management and workers, who no longer had to take care of paper-based work orders.
The automation helped save time and helped maximize visibility and accountability, which resulted in fewer missed tasks and fewer violations. It helped them streamline daily tracking of tasks and helped improve productivity.
The client is a well-known modern beef processing plant in Washinton and has a reputation for prioritizing cattle welfare. With numerous food safety interventions, they take significant measures to ensure food safety and quality.
The existing solution was outdated and basically used paper-based forms and later spreadsheets to enter data for inspections. These manual compliance processes made audits difficult and caused quality deviations and delays.
The client needed an automated quality and compliance solution to save time, improve food safety and quality, minimize errors and reduce the workload. Manual processes were slowing down the processes.
The solution helped automate audits and inspections and facilitated the client in tracking the processes and activities. It helped the management get total visibility over the processes in the fields so that they could take faster data-driven decisions.
The solution helped streamline food quality and safety management for the client and helped them improve overall business effectiveness. It made audits faster and easier, and also resulted in fewer delays.
One of the oldest and largest corporations in the world, the client has offices spread over 70 countries with over 155,000 professionals. They help farmers and ranchers scale and connect with wider markets.
The UI and UX for the client’s existing solution had usability issues and made navigation difficult for less tech-savvy users. There was a constant risk of losing data and the application crashed frequently.
They needed to revamp the UI/UX for the application so the farmers found it easier to streamline their daily operations and manage long-term planning without being in constant fear of data loss.
The new and improved solution was powerful yet had a user-friendly and intuitive interface, so even the users with a lack of technical knowledge found it easy to use.
The improved solution increased the user base as more users leveraged the convenience the app provided. The intuitive interface helped the user capture data in one attempt and also gave the user more control.
Serving over 25000 members across the globe, American Angus Association is one of the largest and oldest beef breed organizations in the USA and beyond. Nearly 140 years old, the registry continues to grow each year by more than 300,000 cattle in number.
Paper-based processes were making it difficult for the client to manage and maintain record-keeping for the cattle registry. It was also hard for the client to keep track of what was happening in the ranches and fields.
There was a huge need for a cattle management and record-keeping solution because manual processes were slowing the processes and affecting ROI. A cattle management solution could help improve herd value and in turn the ROI.
Angus Black Book digitized cattle management for the client and the users of the application. It helped automate the processes and streamline cattle record-keeping so that it was easier to manage and track field activity.
The solution helped maximize productivity as well as compliance with regulations, which helped in quicker and better decision-making and increased profitability.
Zoetis, the world’s largest pharmaceutical company for veterinary medication and animal-health vaccinations, currently operates in more than 70 countries across the world and generates nearly $8 million in revenues.
Manual processes and a lack of visibility were making it difficult for swine farm owners to manage different healthcare issues and procedures.
There was a need for digital transformation because the farm owners needed more visibility and needed to automate procedures to get better healthcare outcomes, which was something that only a digital solution could help them with.
PigWise transformed healthcare management for the client as it helped automate disease management as well as medication management. The end-to-end solution helped the caregivers and farmers manage and track swine healthcare data easily in real-time.
The solution helped the client with better health outcomes, improved productivity, streamlined management as well as quick decision-making.
Known as the largest poultry and poultry products provider in the United Arab Emirates, Arabian Farms has an annual bird management capacity of nearly 9 million as well as an egg production capacity of nearly 300 million.
Communication gaps and process delays were leading to inefficiencies in production and performance.
The client needed visibility and better communication to be able to streamline performance as well as operations, which could only be achieved with an ERP system.
We designed and built custom modules and helped implement the NetSuite ERP for them, along with migrating their data and integrating their existing applications.
The solution helped the client automate processes, improve reporting, reduce costs and gain the necessary visibility.
Founded in 1885, Boehringer Ingelheim is the world’s largest private pharmaceutical company. With more than 52000 employees overall, their goal is to impact and improve the lives of animals as well as humans.
Manual paper-based processes were causing inefficiencies and delays in the field service management process, making it difficult and time-consuming.
There was a need to digitize the field force workflow and simplify the data that was captured in the farm fields and ranches. There was also a need for visibility to ensure optimal performance of the field service team.
We built a well-designed, clickable prototype for an application that would help automate field service management and would allow the team to conduct their surveys and manage them on smart devices.
The prototype helped the client discover the effectiveness as well as the usability of the suggested application and how it would help them reduce costs and automate processes.
Gro Alliance is a leading provider of agricultural products and services. With seed production facilities in seven states, the company is dedicated to delivering high-quality products and services to its customers, assisting them in achieving their agricultural goals.
Gro Alliance encountered several issues with their existing application, including runtime bugs, calculation problems, network issues, and compatibility limitations. These limitations hindered the company’s operations, affecting productivity and data accuracy.
Gro Alliance required an improved system that could overcome the network, compatibility, and calculation issues present in their current application. The goal was to enhance the company’s operational efficiency and decision-making capabilities.
Folio3 developed a comprehensive solution for Gro Alliance, encompassing a robust application that addressed the existing challenges. The solution also resolved problems related to employee location tracking, task history, and bulk import, providing Gro Alliance with a more efficient and customizable system.
Folio3 successfully deployed the new system, effectively resolving productivity, data accuracy, and compatibility issues. As a result, Gro Alliance has experienced a noticeable increase in performance, enabling them to thrive in their agricultural pursuits.
Rambola Family Farms has been standing firm for over fifty years as a renowned crop business in the agricultural world; most commonly known for its high-quality produce and excellent deliveries all over Australia.
With the growing business, it became difficult for Rambola Family Farms to manage efficient operations on the farm; including record keeping and security challenges.
As a result, they turned to Folio3 for a one-stop, reliable Farm Management and ERP solution that could streamline its processes, foster growth and bring back quality and order.
Folio3 came up with a cutting edge Farm Management and ERP solution powered by Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Rambola Farms, namely AgriERP, that digitized operations, improved data visibility, enhanced reporting quality, and ensured compliance with regulatory standards.
AgriERP allowed Rambola Farms to streamline their processes and improve overall efficiency of the farm. The results aided them in better decision-making by supporting compliance and security practices which also greatly increased productivity of the farm and quality of the fresh produce.
Innovative Livestock Services (ILS) is a group of feed yards and farms located in the heart of cattle feeding country in Kansas and Nebraska that produce healthy and nutritious beef.
The client was in search for a unique Mobile App to manage their field activities, such as from till age, spraying, planting, and harvesting, and managing their inventory to tracking workforce tasks and progress.
The client sought to develop a mobile work order management App for use by its managers, operators, and office personnel, for their field tasks and inventory management.
A Fields & Inventory Operations Management mobile app is designed that gives incredible benefits over any remaining earlier techniques used for field workers and to manage agricultural inventory.
Field operations were digitized and streamlined that helped ILS track real time progress of the field workers, and the system helped them avoid any potential loss of inventory by keeping record of each and every item.
Growers Express, a major agricultural company known for brands like Green Giant Fresh, sought to streamline its data analytics processes. With a wide range of products and multiple locations, Growers Express aimed to enhance operational efficiency and gain valuable insights into their financial performance, inventory management, and crop planning.
Growers Express faced challenges in data processing, real-time insights, and data visualization. Manual methods hindered efficiency, and the absence of real-time information limited their decision-making capabilities.
To address their challenges, Growers Express required a comprehensive BI solution that would automate data processing, provide real-time insights, and offer intuitive data visualization capabilities.
Partnering with Folio3, Growers Express implemented a powerful BI solution using Zap BI. The solution included training, pre-built analytics models, customization, data integration, self-service capabilities, and automated reporting.
It streamlined data processing, providing real-time insights, facilitated intuitive data visualization, and enabled self-service analytics. This resulted in increased operational efficiency, improved decision-making, enhanced financial performance, streamlined inventory management, and optimized crop planning.
L&M Companies, a leading supplier of fresh fruits and vegetables, aimed to optimize their load management processes. With a focus on high-quality produce, L&M has established itself as a market leader, offering a comprehensive range of services across multiple locations.
L&M faced significant challenges in load management, with time-consuming methods and a lack of real-time updates. Manual handling through their iPhone app and manual updates in Dynamics AX caused inefficiencies and delays.
To streamline load management, L&M sought a solution enabling real-time updates and seamless synchronization between their iPhone app and Dynamics AX. Their goal was to enhance operational efficiency and decision-making capabilities.
Partnering with Folio3, L&M developed a custom Change Order App for iOS. The app provided a user-friendly interface and seamless synchronization with Dynamics AX, enhancing efficiency and decision-making.
Folio3’s Change Order App transformed L&M’s load management. Features such as efficient load creation, real-time updates, and seamless communication between the app and Dynamics AX empowered L&M to solidify its industry leadership. The partnership with Folio3 demonstrated L&M’s commitment to innovation and delivering high-quality products.
Growers Express is a California-based agricultural company known for its product brands, including Green Giant Fresh. The company operates multiple locations and partnered with Folio3 to enhance warehouse operations and integrate with their Dynamics AX ERP system.
Growers Express had issues managing accuracy and efficiency in warehouse operations, as well as the need for seamless integration with Dynamics AX ERP. The physical expansion was not a viable option.
They required a customized solution that would improve warehouse operations, eliminate the need for physical expansion, and achieve seamless integration with Dynamics AX ERP.
Folio3 provided custom development and integration services to address warehouse management challenges. The solution included process modifications, license plating implementation, integration with HarvestTrac, and improved reporting capabilities in Dynamics AX.
The solution delivered increased accuracy and efficiency in warehouse operations, streamlined processes, seamless integration with HarvestTrac, enhanced reporting capabilities, and eliminated the need for physical expansion.
Privately held Huvepharma has its headquarters in Sofia, Bulgaria. Biovet. They have more than 50 years of experience in the fermentation and production of dietary and health products for people and animals. They have had both organic and acquisition-based expansion.
The client wanted to expand the customer base and was trying to retain existing customers for their online store. The complex user interface of the existing system was one of the major obstacles in the way of customer success.
To reward their customers, HuvePharma was looking for ways to create a system whereby they could give them points, which they could then use to buy other goods; like clothing, gift cards, and vacations, from an online fulfilment store.
Folio3’s developed a reward platform for huvepharma’s customers by introducing a rebate store in their existing tech stack awarding them points, where they can purchase products by redeeming their points with no payment transactions involved.
With the use of diverse technologies and programming languages – WooCommerce Plugin, Agdata, Animalytics, AWS, in developing the process of the solution, Huvepharma experienced drastic increase in customer acquisition and enjoyed benefits beyond their imagination.
Indiana Crop Improvement Association (ICIA) is an organization dedicated to ensuring operational success in the agriculture industry. Their industry-leading inspections and strategic resources help navigate the complexities of the ever-changing industry.
ICIA faced various challenges with their old web-based inspection application, including manual processes, calculation errors, lack of location tracking, limited notifications, and inefficient data management.
ICIA partnered with Folio3 for a comprehensive solution that would streamline workflows, improve accuracy, enable location tracking, and provide real-time data insights.
Folio3 developed a customized solution that included a mobile application for inspectors, integration of features like location tracking, notifications, task history, and PDF downloads, along with a dashboard module for data analytics.
The solution helped ICIA improve efficiency, accuracy, and productivity by digitizing and automating key tasks. ICIA experienced significant time savings, reduced errors, and gained valuable insights from real-time data analytics.
Our client, a leading meat vendor, has established itself as a trusted name in the industry. With over 5000 employees and a wide chain of family-owned ranches and farms, they sought to enhance their export documentation processes to ensure smooth operations.
The client faced complexities in managing export documentation, including compliance with diverse USDA and international requirements. Manual processes and printed forms resulted in inefficiencies and potential errors.
To streamline export documentation and enhance accuracy, the client turned to Folio3 for a digital solution that could automate the process, provide country-specific documents, and ensure compliance while promising potential business growth.
Folio3 developed a customized Export Documentation System integrated seamlessly with the client’s internal systems. The solution automated document generation provided customizable templates and enabled real-time tracking of export orders and documentation.
The system empowered the client to streamline their export documentation processes, achieve a brilliant 35% increment in efficiency, and ensure compliance with certification requirements. This reduced handling time by 40%.
The Vytelle Network is a progressive group of breeders enrolled in the BGP program, sharing pedigree information on tested cattle. They sought a solution that would enhance user experience, increase engagement, and drive BGP sales growth.
The Vytelle Network faced limitations and a lack of control over its third-party breed efficiency database application, hindering user engagement and growth potential.
To overcome these challenges, they turned to Folio3 for a custom web-based application that would provide complete control, enhance user experience, and facilitate data-driven decision-making.
Folio3 developed Network 2.0, a tailor-made web application that empowered the Vytelle Network with full control over its breed efficiency database. The solution streamlined operations, enhanced user experience, and supported data-driven decision-making.
Network 2.0 transformed the Vytelle Network, empowering breeders with enhanced control, seamless user experience, and data-driven decision-making capabilities. The solution increased engagement, improved genetic selection, and grew BGP sales.
Our client is a renowned premium cattle meat producer in the Northwest United States, known for their high-quality produce and commitment to excellence in the meat industry.
They faced integration challenges between their Magento e-Commerce website and Dynamics AX ERP, as well as technical issues that impacted the customer experience and threatened their sales growth.
Folio3 provided a customer-centric Magento customization, seamlessly integrating the website with Dynamics AX ERP and resolving technical issues. Customizations were tailored to our client’s business needs, ensuring smooth operations and multiple vendor collaborations.
Leveraging our expertise in both Magento and Dynamics AX, we delivered a transformative solution, enhancing the customer experience, driving sales growth, and eliminating technical glitches.
Our solution provided customers with reduced load time and better customer experience. Order management made easy, automated product synchronization across system, and ensured real time fulfilment.
One of the top players in the United States pork chain with over 650 employees operating in over 7 states, Hanor processes, markets and sells over 1.4 million market hogs every year.
Facing the need to digitize their training processes and enhance user experience, Hanor partnered with Folio3 to develop a custom Learning Management System (LMS) that would empower their employees and improve training efficiency.
Folio3 provided a customer-centric Magento customization, seamlessly integrating the website with Dynamics AX ERP and resolving technical issues. Customizations were tailored to our client’s business needs, ensuring smooth operations and multiple vendor collaborations.
Folio3 crafted a bespoke LMS solution, based on Moodle, enabling Hanor to streamline their in-person and online training operations. The new platform facilitated easy course enrolment, efficient in-person training management, and enhanced data security.
The implementation of the Moodle-based LMS resulted in enhanced efficiency, improved productivity, and seamless training management for Hanor, positioning them for continued success in the agricultural sector.
Oaken is a startup platform dedicated to facilitating effective communication and management between Growers and Landowners. Their vision is to strengthen partnerships and drive sustainable agricultural practices.
Oaken faced challenges with fragmented communication and inadequate information management, resulting in weakened partnerships between Growers and Landowners.
Seeking to resolve these issues, Oaken partnered with Folio3 to develop a centralized platform that fosters seamless communication, data management, and partnership strengthening.
Folio3’s comprehensive platform enabled Growers to keep track of all landowners, manage data effectively, receive reminders, access real-time analytics, make informed decisions, and assign relationship managers efficiently.
By implementing Folio3’s solution, Oaken transformed its communication and relationship management processes, leading to strengthened partnerships and improved efficiency for sustainable agricultural practices.
Elanco is a global leader in animal health dedicated to innovating and delivering products and services to prevent and treat disease in farm animals.
The client has been working with Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for spreading awareness in the sub-Saharan African region to counter ticks in cattle. Ticks have been detrimental to the lives of the cattle and cost livelihood to the farmers in the region.
Striving to solve the problems, Elanco partnered with Folio3 to develop an educational platform for Uganda farmers to help them educate on ticks in cattle.
A cross-platform educational app, to spread awareness and solutions of ticks in cattle, was developed for the farmers. They received digital insights to control ticks, get instant aid from vets, and boost beef production.
The farmers were able to identify and prevent ticks in their herds. Elanco strengthened communication and relationship with investors, farm owners, and farmers, leading to reduced livestock cost.
Cactus Feeders has proved to be an industry leader in the agricultural landscape since 1975. Rooted in innovation, their 800 employee owners aimed to leverage technology to enhance operations, streamline workflows, and boost efficiency.
Their existing solution had limited yet complex interface that caused user dissatisfaction and operational inefficiencies to manage cattle operations as manual processes burdened workers to perform even simple tasks.
Recognizing the potential of streamlined digital operations, Cactus Feeders turned to Folio3 for a solution that would modernize their web and mobile applications, ushering in efficiency and user-centricity.
Driven by our exceptional expertise in UI/UX, a complete revamp of web and mobile applications was done to enhance user experience, and to integrate new functionalities seamlessly.
Operations from cattle movement to calculating and managing cattle feed across the feed yards were streamlined and managed on a single multi-device solution, helping them get rid of legacy systems and reduce system load time.
The client provides sustainably grown beef to its customers while focusing on being environmentally friendly. They provide all cuts of beef and aim to satisfy their customers in every way.
They experienced challenges such as lack of recognition and trust without a website, and customers did not know much about them.
The client required a certain medium that would pinpoint every one of its business as well as what it had to offer to its customers while creating a bond of trust and loyalty with them.
Folio3 presented with a groundbreaking solution: a user-friendly WordPress website which included all necessary information regarding its products, services, and testimonials.
The WordPress website permitted them to keep up with more grounded associations, prompting improved visibility by 64% that resulted in bringing more customers and suppliers.
The client, a leading beef producer, sought to address cattle counting challenges for improved efficiency and informed decision-making.
They faced difficulties in accurately counting cattle spread across extensive pastures, leading to inefficiencies and limited counting frequency.
Recognizing the need for accurate and frequent cattle counts, they partnered with Folio3 to develop an advanced AI-driven solution.
Folio3 introduced a cutting-edge computer vision-based AI solution that revolutionized cattle counting, providing real-time accuracy and enabling frequent updates.
The AI model’s accuracy, reaching an impressive rate of 98%, eradicated the errors and uncertainties often associated with manual counting processes.
A series of brain storming sessions where we assess business needs, discuss potential solution concepts that can fulfill wire-framing and prototyping needs.
This phase mainly comprises of clickable mock-ups of the proposed digital solution ideas that simulate the actual solution’s user experience.
The final clickable prototype of the digital solution (whether web or mobile), along with a proposal and architecture for the actual solution’s build out.
Folio3 has a very good understanding of animal production business and is an expert in software design and development industry. The level of detail given to the project build strong trust with the team. The volume and quality of work that has been accomplished in a short amount of time is truly amazing. There are an endless supply of ideas on how technology can help drive our business, and I know that Folio3 can help make it happen
Director of Technology
The team has done a tremendous job from testing and deploying our DAX applications to go live. They have also helped develop a reusable pattern for scheduling processes used by multiple workers. We will definitely continue to lean on folio3 for future support of these applications.
The inefficiency of paper based animal records was taking time to perform audits and demonstrate compliance. Foilo3 built a solution for us to streamline records that allow us manage specific areas of the Progressive Beef program to demonstrate good animal welfare. As Progressive Beef continues on the journey of verifying food safety, and animal welfare technology is key for continuous improvement and Folio3 is a great partner for it.
VP of Operations
Cactus is very happy with the progress that has been made on the projects: Handheld application and Market Utility for PorkView and now starting CattleView. Folio3 has also addressed and corrected issues with the current software that allows Cactus to provide continued support for the business operations. There is a free and easy exchange of ideas to help push the projects forward.
Application Lead Developer
Folio3 helped us create pasture to publish which allowed us the ability to push sale books quicker and easier and allowed ranch owners to get done a portion of the book to save them cost. Our process have streamlined and speed up. We are able to have more business now. We have been more than pleased about our experience with folio3.
Print Services Team Lead
We are very excited to see the new PigWise app rolling out to production. When we had discussed the initial idea with Folio3 we had no idea that the final build would look this good. You guys rock!.
We are beyond impressed with the solution Folio3 created. Having seen the solution evolve from the initial idea to wireframes, to a fully functioning app in such a short time is simply amazing. I’m grateful to the Folio3 team for all the effort they’ve put in, it truly shows in the end product’s function and creativity.
Director of Commercial Programs & Angus Source
Folio3 has done a fantastic job! Thanks to their efforts, we were not only able to bring our idea for the Petzam app to life, but have also managed to get it approved for usage by two leading multi-national animal health companies.
The Folio3 team did an amazing job. They really look out for the customer and try and do the best for them. Very impressed with the final product they delivered. I really enjoyed working with their team and would highly recommend them.
Progressive Beef Program Manager
The use of robots, machines, and especially the software in the food industry has made the production process much quicker and efficient while also lowering costs, labor, and potential worker injuries at a minimum.
By digitizing the manual processes and eliminating human errors, livestock farms and processing plants can prevent potential product recalls and ensure greater traceability at all levels.