ProAction Dairy Farm Compliance Management Software

Digitize quality and compliance management best practices to comply with proAction's dairy farm quality assurance program.

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Are you looking to implement proAction‘s on-farm dairy quality assurance program? Would you like a digital quality management solution that can help save time spent on paper-based record keeping and verification? Our mobile and web based software is designed to help dairy farmers of canada digitize manual processes and easily comply with food safety and farm compliance regulations. Our mobile app can be used by dairy farm workers who can submit forms and checklists associated with each SOP. As soon as a record is submitted by a worker, it’s shared with the farm manager in real-time. Farm managers can use a web-based application to schedule different record keeping forms and checklists. From automating dairy healthcare procedures to milking equipment maintenance, our solution helps dairy farms see a 360 degree view of proAction program compliance across multiple farm locations.

Faster Processes

Invest your time on crucial tasks and complete them at a faster pace, while leaving the counting task for our efficient cattle counting software.

Data Accuracy

Maintain accurate and an organized inventory count with our software’s efficient image recognition feature.

Inventory Reports

Share insightful reports of the feedlot counts with feedlot management and owners with ease!

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proAction Program Compliance Made Simpler, Quicker, and More Effective!

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Milk Quality

Digital record-keeping makes it easier for managers to track and monitor milk quality trends, helping dairy farmers improve somatic cell count levels and ensure that the quality standards remain high.

Food Safety

Comply with proAction’s food safety management best practices to prevent and eliminate food quality risks on dairy farms. With up to date forms and checklists it’s easier for farmers to provide proof that all the SOPs are being followed

Animal Care

With automated workorders and routine audits, we help ensure that your workers follow the best practices for care and handling of dairy cattle, enabling you to comply with proActions’s animal welfare assessment program.

Animal Traceability

We can integrate with EID and RFID tags and readers, weight machines, mobile terminals, and more so you can trace premise and movement related data for every individual animal across all your farms.

Biosecurity

We help you comply with proAction’s farm-level biosecurity management practices to minimize and prevent the spread of infectious disease not only within your farm operation but also off the farm.

Environmental Stewardship

Demonstrate responsible stewardship of the environment by follow proAction’s Environmental Farm Plan. This helps farmers increase efficiencies and reduce the impact of operation on the environement.

Digital Implementation of the proAction Initiative Helps Farmers Provider Measurable Proof of Milk Quality and Safety

Case Studies

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  • About Customer

    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.

  • The Challenge

    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.

  • The Need

    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.

  • The Solution

    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.

  • Results

    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.

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  • About Customer 

    Vytelle performs in vitro fertilization (IVF) procedures and provides individual animal data capturing systems to feedlots and seedstocks having revenue of $19 million.

  • The Challenge

    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.

  • The Need

    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.

  • The Solution

    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.

  • Results

    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.

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  • About Customer

    Superior Farms, founded in 1964 and made up of more than 1,000 American family ranchers, is North America’s top lamb processing plant.

  • Challenge

    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.

  • The Need

    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.

  • The Solution

    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

  • Results

    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.

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  • About Customer

    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.

  • The Challenge

    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.

  • The Need

    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.

  • The Solution

    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.

  • Results

    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.

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  • About the customer

    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.

  • The Challenge

    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.

  • The Need

    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.

  • The Solution

    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.

  • Results

    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.

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  • About the customer

    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.

  • The Challenge

    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.

  • The Need

    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.

  • The Solution

    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.

  • Results

    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.

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  • About the customer

    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.

  • The Challenge

    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.

  • The Need

    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.

  • The Solution

    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.

  • Results

    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.

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  • About the customer

    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.

  • The Challenge

    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.

  • The Need

    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

    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.

  • Results

    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.

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A Premium Quality Meat Producer

  • About the customer

    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.

  • The Challenge

    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.

  • The Need

    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 Solution

    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”.

  • Results

    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.

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  • About the customer

    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.

  • The Challenge

    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.

  • The Need

    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

    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.

  • Results

    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.

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A Leading Processing Plant in Washington

  • About the customer

    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 Challenge

    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 Need

    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

    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.

  • Results

    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.

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A Leading Farmer Services Provider

  • About the customer

    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 Challenge

    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.

  • The Need

    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 Solution

    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. 

  • Results

    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. 

Our Process

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Discover

A series of brain storming sessions where we assess business needs, discuss potential solution concepts that can fulfill wire-framing and prototyping needs.

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Design

This phase mainly comprises of clickable mock-ups of the proposed digital solution ideas that simulate the actual solution’s user experience.

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Deploy

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.

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Who We Have Worked With

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Boehringer Ingelheim
Agri Beef
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What Our Customers Say

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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

Corey White

Director of Technology

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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.

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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.

Heather Donley

VP of Operations

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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.

John Studebaker

Application Lead Developer

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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.

Gail Lombardino

Print Services Team Lead

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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!.

Matthew Helpern

Division Owner

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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.

Ginette Gottswiller

Director of Commercial Programs & Angus Source

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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.

Eric Shank

Founder

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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.

Sarah Schumacher

Progressive Beef Program Manager

Frequently Asked Questions

An initiative of Dairy Farmers of Canada (DFC), proAction is an on-farm quality assurance program that helps dairy farmers in Canada demonstrate responsible stewardship of their animals and the environment. This helps consumers ensure that the milk they are buying is high-quality, safe, and nutritious.

After digitizing proAction forms and checlists using our Dynamic Task Designer, you can schedule them based on different frequencies. You can keep track of workers KPIs to ensure that forms and checklists are filled on time. If there are any violations across any of your farms, you get an instant notification, allowing you to take corrective and preventive measures.

Dairy workers can download our app on their smartphones and tablets. Once they have downloaded the app, they can see all the forms and checklists that are assigned to them. They can fill the forms and tick off lists using the application. As soon as a form or checklist is completed, you can see the data in your web dashboard. The mobile and tablet app also works offline so the data captured can be synced when internet connectivity is back.

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