App provides real time livestock data

DEVELOPMENT: New app makes it easier for farmers to keep an eye on the livestock market.

DEVELOPMENT: New app makes it easier for farmers to keep an eye on the livestock market.

Australian farmers now have easy access to day-to-day livestock prices from across the country, which can be listed by buyers for free, with the release of a new app called LIVEstock Pricing on Monday.

Founded by Rob Kelly  the app is the only one of its kind which takes the prices paid by buyers and sends them out to producers.

The app compiles Australian sheep, cattle and goat prices into a simple mobile format which can be accessed anywhere.

Prices can be filtered and sorted, searches can be saved for easy future access, and users can compare prices across states.

Mr Kelly says the idea for LIVEstock Pricing was born out of frustration over the lack of price information available for his family’s farming enterprise in Western Australia.

“It is very easy to get an indicator of what the grain market is doing compared to livestock markets, which normally involves phone calls to agents or reading weekly reports,” he said.

“But there is nothing in those reports which indicate how many buyers there are and what impact that might be having on pricing.”

The app also offers value to agents and consultants as a quick reference to the market beyond their own private transactions and, by keeping clients up-to-date on market conditions, allows for effective decision making.

The initial version of the app is the first in a series of releases, with future updates to be based on feedback.

LIVEstock Pricing is available for download from Australian Google Play and the App Stores.