Abattoir Management Software
For three decades, Farmsoft has been established as a market leader in providing specialist software services to the abattoir and meat processing industry. In fact:
In terms of beef kill, our kill line software manages a high proportion of the beef kill in the UK market.
We are also the largest abattoir management software supplier within Scotland.
SI has nearly three decades’ experience of working within the meat processing industry.
“When we looked at the complexity of what was required, Farmsofts abattoir management software was the obvious choice for Pickstock”.
View and download our Abattoir and Meat processing brochure here:
Sector Software Modules
Livestock Bookings and Scheduling
Veterinary Data Management
Livestock Ordering Point and Sampling Station
Kill Line Tracker
Abattoir Grading Station
Automated Livestock Payments
Carcass Stock Tracker
How our software enables abattoirs to be more profitable
All abattoir software should be able to manage the basics. Buy animals, grade them, price them, pay the farmers and label carcases for traceability.
What sets SI’s abattoir software apart is how our real-time shop floor data capture improves an abattoir’s decision-making process, enabling:
Livestock to be purchased more economically;
Carcasses to be processed more efficiently;
Yields to be managed more effectively, minimising waste;
Profit margins to be increased.
SI abattoir management software records every process pick-up point in real-time, including:
Scanning cattle passports and other documentation
Recording veterinary conditions and lairage management details
Selecting, weighing, queuing and grading.
Managing carcase intake and all chiller stock locations.
Providing end-to-end, complete digital abattoir traceability, within seconds not hours.
With SI’s abattoir management software, the levels of tacit knowledge required to operate our applications far lower than competitive software. By analysing all the process and operational complexities, and building it into the software, the chance of operational error has been minimised.
When an abattoir’s data reveals a greater understanding of its different livestock sources, it can negotiate better prices and increase margins.
Uncover greater profitability with a detailed view of base prices and grade offsets
SI’s reporting and analysis tools enable abattoirs to uncover variations for base prices and price offsets for grade, no matter how many different farms an abattoir purchases from each year. This analysis can reveal:
Which farmer produces the lowest cost animal at a specified grade
The farmers that provide the best return. These will be farms that provide the best quality animals and lowest possible price
Which farmers produce either better grades or poorer grade animals
The farmers that provided the worst animal at the most expensive price
Finally, which animals and from which farms had health problems Also, using our tracker systems, abattoir traceability data is available in seconds.
SI’s abattoir management software controls every process.
Within our kill line software, the Kill Schedule module create profiles that break the kill quantity down, by percentages and by specification. The Kill Schedule module also delivers weekly schedules based on the daily profiles.
SI has also integrated the Eurogrid grading system within our own livestock payments software.
Amongst ERP providers, it’s rare to find that their staff have direct industry experience. That’s one of the big differences with SI; our technicians have direct experience of working within abattoirs. They already understand how your environment and processes work. Being instructed about how an abattoir works isn’t something we need to be told.
If you need to deliver further deliver automation within your abattoir, speak to SI about our market-leading abattoir and kill line software.
A slaughterhouse management system is provided. The slaughterhouse management system includes: a PDA which reads production history information recorded in an ear tag attached to an object entered into a mooring site or records slaughter information in an RFID tag; an informing unit which informs a slaughter schedule; an RFID tag issuing unit which issues RFID tags to divided pieces of the slaughtered object; and a slaughterhouse management apparatus which, when the production history information recorded in the ear tag is received through the PDA, generates the slaughter schedule, informs the slaughter schedule through the informing unit, and controls the RFID tag issuing unit to record the production history information and issue the RFID tags to the divided pieces.
Farmsoft Slaughterhouse software is a powerful business management tool
which we customize to enhance your existing business processes
instead of forcing you to change your business processes to suit the software.
Our software helps slaughterhouses find the true cost and margins
made from their livestock purchases, by tracking from the supplier lot,
or farm of origin, through the slaughterhouse to the customer.
By doing this we can show you exactly how much of what you spend
is turned into profit, and what’s not being used.
Are you worried about losing money with the cattle you purchased
because you don’t know how much sellable meat you are producing
with your current Slaughterhouse Software?
“Our software system is designed to provide better cut yield information and eliminate that worry.”
We can maintain the identity of the carcasses and supplier lots
from reception to the boxed meat. This allows slaughterhouses to determine
their true carcass utilization and cost. With this data, you are able to see
which suppliers are generating your best yields and overall value,
and by using the cut out prices, you can compare your potential sales revenue
and margins with your actual revenue and margins, per invoice.
Wouldn’t you want to know how well your business is performing
without having to spend all that time with Excel?
We can provide a complete ERP system or individual modules which
can be customized and integrated with your existing systems to solve specific problems.
Is there a component missing from your current Slaughterhouse Software
that could maximize its value for you?
"We can value add an individual module to help fill the gaps so there
won't be any holes in your Slaughterhouse Software System"
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many of our small to medium size slaughterhouse customers
have experienced increased customer demand, while having to deal
with labor shortages and 'lack of experience' issues.
To Help with these problems, Farmsoft Technologies Inc. has worked with our customers
to make changes to their operating procedures, which in conjunction with software modifications
that we made for them, has enabled them to meet the increased demand with fewer staff.
As an example of this, we modified some of our customers box packing procedures
so it would make it easier to identify the products being packed at the scale with less of an operator responsibility.
Our slaughterhouse software systems uses our award-winning
traceability technology in innovative ways to improve operations while
integrating data collection needs for planning, purchasing, production,
sales and distribution, quality assurance, food safety and traceability.
Data is collected in real-time using rugged handheld and touch screen
computers over a secure wireless network, making the data
instantly available to track and manage production.
Managers and floor operators are alerted in advance when
a quality assurance or food safety issue is about to occur.
The Farmsoft Slaughterhouse software system provides
Live weights, hot weights, demerit weights, cold weights, prime cut weights
Animal inspection data, grades, and yields
Payment grids and livestock settlement invoices
Cutting room management
Box meat inventory
Traceability of individual boxes and pieces back to the animal,
farm of origin, production batch number and quality lot number
Grind and repack management
HACCP quality assurance record keeping and lot management
Customer and regulatory compliance
Interfaces directly with weigh scales, barcode scanners,
thermometers, wireless sensors and RFID readers
Customer order entry, shipping & invoicing
Interfaces to accounting and ERP software packages
Electronic data sharing, and EDI with suppliers/customers
Our Slaughterhouse Software systems reports allows you to follow the slaughter production on the kill floor in real-time from desktop computers in the office by the Receive Number, Kill Lot Number and Animal Number, using the following Farmsoft desktop programs:
Animal Kill Sheet
For Canadian slaughterhouses, the registration of Canadian CLTS tag retirement events automatically over the internet.
For Canadian slaughterhouses and USA slaughterhouses that process Canadian cattle,
the retrieval of Canadian animal birthdates in real-time, using the CCIA Age Replicated database.
The way that Farmsoft Technologies stands out in the Slaughterhouse Software field is,
our passion for the work we do, combined with our experience and understanding
of the industry’s unique requirements. This enables us to meet our
Meat Processing Software customers’ needs and goals.
Slaughterhouses can run their operations smoother, quicker and more efficiently
because our software is custom fitted to their needs
which makes it intuitive, simple to learn, and easy to use.
Streamlines information flow from livestock receipt to kill agenda to post-kill farmer feedback and payments, whilst monitoring and optimising the slaughter process through chillers, into processing and load-out to maximise labour and efficiency savings.
Inventory & Sales
Primary Processing Software by Farmsoft
Purchasing, receiving, and slaughtering livestock is a complex process. There are many different steps, complexities, regulations and compliance requirements, and each step has its own unique challenges. Failure at any one of these areas can be costly, and even fatal to Abattoir operators.
For example, if the wrong animal is slaughtered at the wrong time or in the wrong order it can disrupt your entire operation. Or the wrong grade is applied to the wrong carcase this has flow-on effects to processing rooms, farmer payments and traceability. Mistakes such as these often mean that you have to halt production while you fix this problem, spend considerable time combing through data to ensure its validity, or worse falling outside domestic industry or export regulations and compliance.
Primary Processing Abattoir software from Farmsoft provides a complete integrated solution to the challenges abattoir owners face managing the kill of livestock. Our software allows abattoirs to streamline real-time information flow from livestock receipt through kill agenda to post-kill farmer feedback and payments, whilst monitoring and optimising the slaughter process through chillers, into processing and load-out. This helps Abattoirs maximise labour efficiency savings, reduce waste costs, boost overall profit margins, and maintain traceability. Farmsoft Abattoir software provides the answer for our customers by taking away the roadblocks to efficient and profitable operations.
All Farmsoft’s Primary Processing software modules can be selected depending on the customer’s needs and systems requirements. They all seamlessly integrate with each other for streamlined information flow, as well as other third party software systems and ERP.
Take control of your livestock inventory, increase accuracy, manage livestock yards providing real-time visibility from receiving to slaughtering, improve traceability with complete records at all time.
Manage livestock bookings, purchases and payments in one place, automatically factor in all the variables to accurately remunerate suppliers, eliminate manual data entry.
Automate the manual grading process, improve accuracy and consistency of data recording, get real-time information about your production progress, accurately forecast throughput requirements for your plant or abattoir.
The only solution that facilitates both large and small-stock traceability, track and trace every animal from source to grading, real-time traceability from one screen.
Hide / Skin Manager
Manage hides and skins for all your abattoirs in one place, easy to use grading system for hides, skins, and byproducts, real-time data collection and reporting.
Management of slaughter
Multi-species slaughter: cattle / calves / sheep / goats / pigs / equines …
Controlled entry of passports :
For Cattles :
BSE Test Labels
Transfer of slaughter data to normabev
For sheep-goats :
Reading RFID loops
Transfer of sheep-goat movement data to normabev according to the simoc protocol.
Fiscal weighing :
Farmsoft Gear dialogs with most of the weighing instruments on the market.
Inventory monitoring per species, feller …
Slaughter statistics by species, slaughterer, contributor ……
Editing invoices with automatic calculation of benefits and taxes.
Follow-up of weighing logbook and slaughter logbook
How to ensure ascending and descending traceability ?
Reception of the carcass
Reading of barcode
Weighing and Control
Edition of delivery receipt and invoice
Cutting and boning: :
• Carcass cut sheets
• Creation of original specifications by batch
Optimize inventory turnover based on the remaining life (FEFO & FIFO).
Management of stock-out, storage locations and temperatures
Controls on the homogeneity of the specified lots
Management of reconstituted (cattle)
How to meet the requirements of your customers’ specifications and optimize your productivity ?
SLD and SBD management
Invidual (or carton) weighing and labeling
Packaging management (rolls / cartons / bins …)
Assignment of the workshop number, the batch number and the date of manufacture, definition of the manufactured product
Editing barcode labeling labels
Analysis of carcass, cut meats and finished products.
Follow-up of storing/set the meat
Follow-up of the HACCP method :
Surface analysis in the production area (premises, work plan, equipment …).
Control and monitoring of temperatures