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HerdMASTER Feature Comparison List

Different versions of HerdMASTER

 

There are 5 major versions of HerdMASTER in use, 4 are used in the lists on this page. Please see the descriptions below for more information about each.

HerdMASTER Free

The free version of HerdMASTER Stud, this version is completely free for an unlimited number of animals and specialises in recording and submitting data to your society and BREEDPLAN. 

Advanced herd management and reporting features are disabled and phone support is provided as an extra.

HerdMASTER Stud

The complete version of the HerdMASTER herd management software package, this version contains all capabilities of other versions and more. Society, Intergis, and BREEDPLAN submission as well as all features such as embryo inventories, QA reports for LPA and EU audits and much much more.

HerdMASTER Commercial

This version is specifically for commercial breeders that do not record matings but want a system to track movements, sales & purchases, sires & dams, and weights.

HerdMASTER Small Stock

This is a version of HerdMASTER Stud that has some customisations for small stock species such as Alpacas, Goats, Sheep etc.

HerdMASTER Game

Game is a version of HerdMASTER for game species such as: Alpaca, Springbok, Deer etc. it includes specific features for the supported game species such as darting records, chip placements etc.

This version of HerdMASTER is commonly supported in Africa, as such we have not included it in our comparison list here. Please use the appropriate contact on the contact us page for access to this version.

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User Support

Feature HerdMASTERFree HerdMASTERStud HerdMASTERCommercial HerdMASTERSmall Stock
Training Videos
Tipsheets, Guides & Manuals
9-5 (AEDT) Phone & Email support at no extra charge

General

Feature HerdMASTERFree HerdMASTERStud HerdMASTERCommercial HerdMASTERSmall Stock
Unlimited number of animal records
Use one license on multiple computers
Advanced custom filters
Temporary column filters
Animal Worksheets
Multiple properties
Multiple paddocks
Business contact database
Customise your own traits
Bulk change animals
Bulk change treatments/traits/weights/movements
Reminder system
Integration with society & BREEDPLAN traits
Pregnancy test recording
Auto calculate society id
Auto-calculate grades
Auto-calculate breedcodes
Copy & Paste directly into Excel
Customise your own treatments
Printable custom yardsheets
Central Sync (cloud server) available
Bulk add commercial animals
Invoicing area for on farm sales
Adjusted weights ratios
Setup batches and cost-per-unit on treatments and semen
Bulk add stud animals
Traversable pedigree trees
Auto-calculate breed/line percentages

Importing

Feature HerdMASTERFree HerdMASTERStud HerdMASTERCommercial HerdMASTERSmall Stock
Universal File Import Utility
Excel file import/export
Import BREEDPLAN EBVs
GeneProb results import
Angus GeneProb results import
Import MVPs
Import from devices
Integration with PNP devices
Import AI sires from ABRI sire summary and AI sire summary files

Exporting

Feature HerdMASTERFree HerdMASTERStud HerdMASTERCommercial HerdMASTERSmall Stock
Society registration
Society electronic cancellations (fates) - where supported by society
Society animal sale - where supported by society
BREEDPLAN weights & traits submission
BREEDPLAN traits extended submission
BREEDPLAN mating data (DTC) submission
BREEDPLAN carcase data submission
Export reports to CSV / Excel / PDF
Sales catalogue exports
Contacts mail merge
Export to device
Animal export - export all information associated with an animal
DNA testing export for the University of Queensland labs

Extra Modules

Feature HerdMASTERFree HerdMASTERStud HerdMASTERCommercial HerdMASTERSmall Stock
Crush Side Recording Utility
Visual Farm
Custom Reporter - create your own customised reports

NLIS / NAIT / CCIA Integration

Feature HerdMASTERFree HerdMASTERStud HerdMASTERCommercial HerdMASTERSmall Stock
Tagbucket file importing for NLIS, NAIT and CCIA
Import tags off NLIS website
Submit Retags to NLIS
Audit NLIS or NAIT tags on your animals
Submit Movements to NLIS or NAIT
View NAIT events
Register animals with NAIT
Update NAIT animals
Submit animal death to NAIT
Confirm NAIT Movements
CCIA Export

Matings

Feature HerdMASTERFree HerdMASTERStud HerdMASTERCommercial HerdMASTERSmall Stock
Multi-sire matings
Record BREEDPLAN DTC fates
Semen Inventories - create, track and cost batches of semen
Embryo inventory - creation, sales and implanting
Bulk create and implant embryos
Embryo flushes - keep track of flush dates and viable embryos

Reports

Feature HerdMASTERFree HerdMASTERStud HerdMASTERCommercial HerdMASTERSmall Stock
BREEDPLAN completness report
BREEDPLAN integrity reports
Animal reports
Weight reports
Contact reports
QA reports
Sales and purchases reports
Inventory reports
Activity reports
Location reports
Treatment reports
Mating reports
Pedigree reports
Production reports
Sire performance reports
EBV Reports
Mob Reports