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Silver Fern Farms

Silver Fern Farms is New Zealand's largest livestock processing and marketing company. It is a cooperative of 16,000 New Zealand livestock farmers and an existing shareholder of FarmIQ. Silver Fern Farms has been involved with FarmIQ since its inception and has been instrumental in shaping how farmers can collect, use and share data to increase the quality and the value of meat produced on-farm.

Farmers supplying Silver Fern Farms can have kill sheet data automatically uploaded into FarmIQ to help them join the dots between farm inputs and the value of farm outputs. 

Whether you're looking to improve quality to achieve a premium or purely increase carcass yield, our integration with Silver Fern Farms puts you on the front foot. 

The key benefits include the following: 

  • Mob Performance – understand what factors (i.e. animal breed, feed type, treatments, stocking rates) influence carcass characteristics so you can make the most profitable decisions for your business. 

  • Seasonal Performance – understand how carcass characteristics change across and between seasons so you can make the most profitable decisions for your business. 

  • Benchmarking – measuring performance against others in the region or around the country. 

  • Supplier Performance – the data will help finishers purchase animals from suppliers who produce better-performing animals.  

  • EID Finishing – the data will allow farmers to utilise reporting functionality in FarmIQ to compare the performance of individual animals pre and post-slaughter.  

The Silver Fern Farms integration is only available on our Performance+ and Pro packs. 

Silver Fern Farms Beef Eating Quality Programme

Farmers on the Pro pack participating in Silver Fern Farms' Beef EQ Programme have access to a more advanced set of reports within FarmIQ that enable them to build up a more sophisticated understanding of how the decisions made on-farm impact the product they sell. Learn more about the Silver Fern Beef EQ Programme.