Meat packing software by Farmsoft

Meat packing software delivers production & meat packing control, quality control, animal delivery, batch processing, weight accountability with no unaccounted yield loss for processing all animal and fresh meat products..  MODERN meat packing software solution works with INEXPENSIVE HARDWARE.


Farmsoft Meat Packing software is a complete business management solution for meat packing and slaughterhouses.    

Farmsoft Meat Packing software comes with full project implementation management, training, and support solutions to deliver a fully tailored meat processing & meat packing solution that matches your exact meat processing & meat traceability requirements, and delivers maximum efficiency, reduces waste, and provides automatic traceability.

Livestock & inventory

Manage incoming livestock in unlimited pens; all animals issued tracking number, print / email livestock delivery receipt. Manage packaging (crates, cartons, labels, bags), receive alerts when inventory needs re-ordering.   Inventory audit trail and tracking.  Unlimited inventory items. Bar-code inventory management.

Stock-take

Perform stock-takes any time by category or storage location.  Know how much inventory (livestock, sides, finished product, and packaging materials) you have in real time, even search by storage location.  Report by product line and storage location or rail, or product category.  Manage the meat ageing process and ensure correct aged meat is provided for each customer.  

Animal processing

Use inexpensive tablet terminals so each team member can see where they are in the processing stage and rapidly record data for their tasks regardless of position in processing chain (weigh box, knock box, head removal, evisceration, inspection, further processing, retain rail, scale, packaging, shipping and export).

Sales, shipping,  orders

Print pick sheet to pick meat orders manually, or scan inventory / pallets onto orders, or auto select inventory,  or rapidly sell without an order.  Track paid, and unpaid invoices.  Attach documents to invoices / photos of outgoing shipments.

Traceability & recalls

Instant mock recalls both up and down the supply chain tracks to livestock supplier, property, and establishment.  Recall using any key such as livestock supplier lot/batch, livestock supplier name, delivery date, invoice #, inventory # or animal number, RFID, pallet #, customer reference, order # and more..

Invoices, BOL, labels for pallets & inventory

Choose from a selection of export documentation, invoices, bill of lading, freight notes, and industry standard meat labels (HALAL, INSPECTED, EU, USDA, AU) in all languages.   Our team will add new labels, export docs, and invoices if you have special requirements. 

Meat packing app for beef, poultry, seafood, goat, bison, lamb, hog.
Fully integrated traceability software manages meat traceability app for slaughterhouses and meat packing plants of beef, bison, goat, lamb, hog, poultry and other animals.  Farmsoft meat packing software solutions are for all sized of meat packing operations from co-operatives to large commercial meat packing plants.  Increase meat packing quality control with Farmsoft meat quality inspection app.  Farmsoft slaughterhouse software delivers beef packing software solutions for all sized meat plants.   The Farmsoft Meat packing app delivers high levels of meat fabrication accuracy, meat packing efficiencies from accurate meat labels (USDA, EU, AU).  The Farmsoft meat quality control app makes meat quality inspection and quality management easy.  Use the Farmsoft Meat Packing App for massive savings on meat packing hardware;  Farmsoft's hardware agnostic design means you can use any scales, printers, or equipment with your Farmsoft meat packing solution.  

Farmsoft poultry software support poultry packing, poultry packing software, poultry traceability, and poultry quality inspection.
Seafood packing app by Farmsoft for seafood packing software solutions for seafood processing, seafood quality inspection, and seafood traceability.  

Meat packing app delivers production & meat packing control, quality control, animal delivery, batch processing, weight accountability with no unaccounted yield loss for processing all animal and fresh meat products.

MODERN meat packing software solution works with INEXPENSIVE HARDWARE..

Complete meat packing and meat processing business management. The app manages meat deliveries, batch processing and meat packing, sales and distribution. Maintain high levels of traceability during the meat packing process.
[Meat Packing (Australian) edition of farmsoft - download brochure here]


Meat packing process: this is a sample process used by some of our meat packing clients in the USA and Australia, we will tailor the meat packing process in the app to match your specific meat packing requirements:
• Meat Sales Orders from customers are recorded in farmsoft. Export: Usually the Shipping container number (for meat export) is known well before meat packing, and can be entered onto the customer’s meat order and will carry through to the packed meat shipping process.

• PO’s issued for all raw materials (unprocessed animals) from farmsoft (animal and packaging supplies)



Specific software solutions for meat processors

ACCTivate is an inventory system with lot tracking, partial catch-weight support, and barcoding scanning, but it does not have scale integration. ACCTivate can provide inventory tracking on a piece level and do the sale calculation by weight. Where it does not work is tracking both pieces and weight for inventory tracking and reporting. The catch weight is only on sales. You can manually add weights for each piece, but it is just not integrated with a digital scale.

ACCTivate is a Microsoft Windows, client/server software system that integrates with QuickBooks' desktop versions. You need to install it on your own computer, and you would want that to be a server computer on your LAN for a multi-user environment. Instead of maintaining your own server, you could have it hosted by a third party hosting service, for an additional fee.

DEAR Inventory is an easy to implement, cloud-based inventory management system best suited for uniform weight final products, for example, a 12 ounce packaged beef jerky. DEAR has good lot tracking and strong food safety recall features, barcode scanning, and label printing, and it will automatically generate recall customer letters. DEAR does not support catch-weights or scale integration.

DEAR integrates with many cloud-based systems including cloud-based accounting systems QuickBooks Online and XERO, eCommerce solutions Shopify, Amazon, Bigcommerce, WooCommerce, Magento, eBay, Neto, and Etsy, the shipping logistics system ShipStation (FedEx, UPS, USPS, DHL), and Point of Sale and Payment Processors including PayPal, Vend, Stripe, and Square. DEAR also includes integration with MS-Office Word for those wishing to customize reports and forms. [Full Disclosure: After helping food business implement DEAR Inventory for three years, Stan Ward Consulting and DEAR Inventory are formalizing a partnership to enable several hours of free consulting when Stan Ward Consulting is named as account manager.]

VistaTrac is an excellent choice for small and mid-sized meat processing businesses, offering an industrial system that is located right on the production floor. VistaTrac has all of the features needed by a meat processor, including barcode scanning, scale integration, label printing, lot tracking, and recall features.

VistaTrac is a Microsoft Windows, client/server software system that integrates with QuickBooks' desktop versions and Sage, as well as SAP, Oracle, and other accounting systems offering third party integration. VistaTrac has recently changed their technology set-up to use iPads as terminals, which has made the overall cost of their solution more affordable.

Other software solutions to consider:
Meat: Who Regulates What
Copied from Registrar Corp: FDA & USDA Who Regulates What?

Who regulates what fda-usda-info
"Deciphering whether meat and poultry products are regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) can be tricky. It’s not quite as simple as asking “is it meat or not?” Registrar Corp created this guide to help industry understand the difference in FDA and USDA jurisdiction.

Meat Packing Software
USDA is responsible for poultry. Under the Poultry Products Inspection Act (PPIA), poultry is defined as any domesticated bird. This includes domesticated chickens, turkeys, ducks, geese, and guineas. USDA also inspects ratites and squab, including emus. These birds are exempt from FDA’s Food Drug and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act) to the extent they are covered by the PPIA. Non-specified birds, such as wild turkeys, wild ducks, and wild geese, are under FDA jurisdiction.

Red Meats:  Meat processors who are producing catch weight items can gain a true competitive advantage from Deacom’s AutoFinisher. With this automation tool, there is no longer a need to manually label individual products based on their unique weights as they come off the production line. Integrated with scales in your production line, the software confirms that the catch weight item adheres to the weight specifications maintained within the core ERP system. It then produces the appropriate label for the product with the catch weight, serial number, and a barcode so it can be later used within the warehouse management system.


USDA is responsible for regulating cattle, sheep, swine, goats, horses, mules, and other equine, along with their carcasses and parts. These meats are exempt from the FD&C Act to the extent they are covered by the Federal Meat Inspection Act. Non-specified red meats, such as bison, rabbits, game animals, zoo animals, and all members of the deer family including elk and moose, are under FDA jurisdiction.