Dairy Cattle

On-Farm Software


HerdMASTER is a comprehensive and easy-to-use herd management software package developed by ABRI. It’s been carefully curated by our team of experts with valued input and influence from farmers, breed societies and the wider agricultural industry.

There are several versions of the software available, including HerdMASTER Free. This free version of the software allows for an unlimited number of animals to be recorded when submitting data to your society and the BREEDPLAN system.

ABRI are pleased to announce that we are planning and investing in HerdMASTER 5 that we are aiming to deliver in Q1 2024 (February - March). HerdMASTER 5 will be focused on fixing the core issues of HerdMASTER 4. Customers can expect:

  1. A re-architected and updated central Sync.
  2. Significant updates to underlying codes and databases, allowing it to run on modern computers.
  3. Slightly refreshed user interface.

HerdMASTER 5 is only a fix, and once released we will immediately begin planning for a next version that will address long term problems with on-farm software such as:

  1. Seamless mobile and tablet applications
  2. Connectivity with on-farm devices
  3. integration with breed registry, BREEDPLAN and other services. 

Currently the HerdMASTER system includes crush-side recording and support for over 175 breed societies and is a practical stock booking system used in over 30 countries worldwide.

Other versions of HerdMASTER are available such as Stud and Commercial, facilitating easy reporting to BREEDPLAN, National Livestock Identification System (NLIS) and cattle breed societies.

To find out more, please contact the HerdMASTER team or visit the website.

For all South African HerdMASTER enquiries please contact Livestock Registering Federation (LRF).