MISSION

BenguelaSoft's mission is to make BenguFarm the market leader in livestock and game / wildlife management software in South Africa by:

  • Providing livestock and game / wildlife farmers with a professional, scientifically based, reliable, comprehensive, yet easy to use, product.
  • Providing training through courses and on an individual basis to all our customers.
  • Providing a reliable and friendly customer support service through our network of agents.
  • Constantly improving our product through the application of the latest technologies, consultation with relevant role players in the industry and listening to our customers' comments and needs.

WHY BENGUFARM?

BenguelaSoft's aim with the development of BenguFarm is to assist all livestock and game / wildlife farmers (commercial and stud) in making all aspects of record keeping and management of their herds more easy and efficient. In short, to help you, the farmer, to make more profit. Therefore our slogan: BenguFarm - Your profit partner.

IS BENGUFARM A GOOD PROGRAMME?

Since its release in September 2005, BenguFarm is already used in 13 countries on four continents. In South Africa BenguFarm's Beef module is endorsed by 19 breeders' societies (see the list on the home page) and SA Stud Book and used by hundreds of stud breeders and commercial beef cattle farmers. The GAME and the SHEEP & GOATS modules, which has only been added lately, also proves to be very popular. The ultimate test, however, is the experience of BenguFarm users regarding our programme and our service. Also, of course, if they regard the programme as value-adding to their farming enterprises. Based on the feedback we're receiving from BenguFarm users, we are confident that it is an excellent programme - definitely a market leader. Please see the INFO - TESTIMONIALS page or contact us for references of farmers in your area or who farm with the same breed as you.

STUD AND COMMERCIAL?

As mentioned before, BenguFarm is equally suitable for both stud and commercial herds/flocks and can be used either as an independent herd management programme or as an integral part of stud breeding and/or performance testing through SA Stud Book, the ARC, BreedPlan or Wildlife Stud Services.

Most of the management functions BenguFarm caters for (e.g. linking of animals to camps & management groups, matings & AI, pregnancy tests, births, weighs, horn measurements (for game / wildlife), vaccinations, dosing, diseases, injuries, treatments, photos and documents, camp activities, animal sightings, purchases, sales, culls, mortalities, stock register and rainfall) and all related calculations and reports apply to all animals, irrespective if they are stud or commercial.

The few functions (e.g. data sending to and importation from a service provider such as SA Stud Book and the ARC) and data fields in BenguFarm which are only applicable to stud breeding are hided for commercial herds in order to display only those functions and fields that commercial farmers use. If needed, these functions/fields can be changed at any time if the need arises.

BenguFarm is the only management software which does all performance data (e.g. weaning weights and post weaning weights) processing exactly according to SA Stud Book’s Production Recording system (Logix). Most commercial farmers will only be interested in index calculations and corrected weights for traits recorded on cows/ewes, calves/lambs and replacement heifers/ewes (e.g. weaning weights and post weaning weights). Only the few functions in BenguFarm which relate to growth tests (e.g. feed intake, body measurements and ultrasonic measurements of carcass traits), will normally not be used by commercial farmers.

Endorsed by Cattle Breeders' Societies of South Africa: