Whether you stick to cattle, pig and poultry farming, sheep and goats, or any number of less common farm animals, livestock management software is essential for tracking and maximizing the performance of your herd, brood, flock, sounder, or passel. Livestock software is continues to become increasingly specialized. There are sophisticated programs targeted just at managing the size of your herd. There are different systems for layer and broiler poultry. Then, there’s all the back-end support for your invoicing, financials, and other more conventional business management software.
Here at Advanced Micro Solutions (AMS), we specialize in agricultural employment forms and filing software. For your W-2s, W-3s, 1099s, 943s, and a host of other small business filing forms, you can’t miss our modular software solutions. But first we wanted to provide some basic information and links to aid in your search for livestock management software.
How to Find and Choose Livestock Software
Prefer Calving age, cull and mortality rates, feed prices, feed conversion rate (FCR), expected vs. actual weights, market evaluations, European Production Efficiency Factor (EPEF), gas usage, hock/foot/breast burn, and hatching performance. The list goes on and on.
Looking for a roundup of some of the best livestock software out there? This guide from G2 Crowd is a solid place to start. Looking for a list of cattle and herd management software? Check out this resource from Ranchers.net. Here’s our roundup of featured companies in various categories of livestock management software:
- CattleMax for Cattle Record Keeping
- Dairy One for Herd Management Software
- Unitas Poultry Manager
- Layer Farm Manager
- Plan-A-Head Broiler Management Software
Livestock Management Software for Payroll and Filing Forms
More than just your farm animals, you need software that can track and report data for your farm workers. That’s where Advanced Micro Solutions (AMS) accounting software comes in. It starts with our W-2/1099 Forms Filer. This platform has powerful data importing capabilities making it a great companion software choice for any number of livestock management software systems. It also provides an intuitive interface and the features necessary to prepare and print information on your W-2, W-3, and 1099 forms. Better yet, it delivers a modular interaction between different products so that our farm clients can choose the level of software support.
Form 943 and other agricultural employment filings are supported by either our Forms Filer Plus or AMS Payroll module. Many of our farm businesses take advantage of our versatile payroll support, but if you have minimal payroll needs, you can save a little money by sticking to the low-cost Forms Filer Plus. At the same time, you can pick up our modules for E-File and Software Generated Forms and take care of all your form filing requirements without leaving the ranch.