The latest version of the popular Lifetime Ewe Management smartphone app was released recently. The original app had more than 1500 downloads, with feedback from users incorporated into the latest version. This includes cloud capability to aggregate farm information from multiple users, new pasture assessment data to match both perennial and annual based pastures from across Australia, location settings and a new feed on offer assessment tool.
A free application for both Apple and Android phones, the LTEM App is a digital extension of the popular Lifetime Ewe Management course offered through Rural Industries Skills Training. The course trains woolgrowers to maximise productivity by accurately measuring and managing the energy requirements and inputs of their ewe flock through the reproduction cycle.
So far LTEM has directly involved more than 3000 woolgrowers, more than 8 million ewes and has influenced more than 25% of the national flock.
The course was developed by RIST from the Australian Wool Innovation Lifetime Wool research project and as the major funder of the research and extension; AWI has contributed more than $12 million to LTEM and the Lifetime Wool project over the past 14 years.