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Computer software can simply many tasks on a farm. Sheep and goat producers can use computers to manage their finances, balance least-cost rations, and keep records on their flock or herd. Some universities have developed spreadsheet templates and databases that can be downloaded for free. Most agricultural software companies offer free trial versions of their software. Some software can be used online. On this page, software links are organized alphabetically, according software type: farm and ranch, fair management, financial, flock-herd record-keeping, livestock management, ration formulation, and pedigree.


Farm & Ranch
FarmWorks® Software
Farm Business Software Systems, Inc.
Plan-A-Head Management System Software (SA)
Red Wing Software
Ranch Manager USA (Lion Edge Technologies)
Specialized Data Systems

Fair Management
Blue Ribbon Fair Management (Martech Systems, Inc)
ShoWorks™ Fair Management Software

Financial Management
Cornell University's SheepFlock Budget (requires Excel)
Cornell University's SheepSim
Ewe Planner - Saskatchewan Sheep Development Board
Virginia Tech Livestock Budgets

Flock/Herd Record keeping
Basic Goat Manager
bioTrack - web-based flock management (Can)
Cewe: Cornell University's database management system
EweByte Sheep Management System (Can)
FlockFiler: Sheep Management Database
Goat Tracks (AU)
Ovitec Sheep and Goat Management Software
Ranch Manager Sheep Edition | Goat Edition
Select Sheepware™ Management Program (UK)
Sheep management software from farmwizard
Sheep Master Gold
Total Sheep Flock Management Software (UK)
ZooEasy Goat Software

Livestock Management
Agritec Software
Animal Trac© Software
Centric Software Inc.
Centric Software Inc.
Herd-Pro® Software
Livestock Managers Software

Ration Formulation
Iowa State University BRaNDS
[Excel] Chico State Sheep & Goat Ration Evaluator
Cornell University's FeedForm (requires MS Access)
Langston University's Nutrient Calculators for goats
MSU Feed Ration (online ration balancing)
Ohio Dairy Goat Ration Program
SheepBytes Ration Balancer (Can)
[Excel] UME Meat Goat Ration Evaluator .xlsx | .xls
[Excel] UME Sheep Ration Evaluator .xlsx | .xls
[Excel] UME RationMixer

BreedMate Pedigree Software
ZooEasy Breeding Software
Pedigree Software - Breeders Assistant (UK)

All of the links on this page were last verified March 24, 2015 . Please report broken links to Susan Schoenian at

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