The following are examples of job functions for a Herdsperson that demand some level of proficiency with digital tools, devices, and systems:

  • Formulating feeding programs
  • Overseeing breeding programs
  • Maintaining records including, but not limited to, livestock, quality control, production, and work records and logs
  • Barn and robot maintenance
  • Managing automated milking systems (AMS)

Examples of Digital Tools, Devices and Systems for Herdsperson
  • Microsoft Office Suite (Windows Operating System, Excel, Word)
  • Automated Milking System (AMS)
  • Smartphones connected to AMS to receive relevant alerts
  • Digital interface of other tools and equipment at the farm. For example, barn and robot maintenance
  • Microsoft Outlook, Gmail, and mobile devices to communicate, collaborate, and share information with staff, owners, and other stakeholders