The Department of Agriculture has developed an app to register calves on your phone that is so nifty you can even scan the calf’s ear tag to speed up registration.

However, The Dealer’s delight was dimmed by the fact that the app automatically registers the calf as “sire unknown,” without an option to add the daddy details.

Given it’s estimated 45% of beef-sired calves in dairy herds are identified as “sire unknown” and the pain of going back online to add sire details for pedigree calves, The Dealer will be going back to the postal method.