With Jock Lawrence
What a wet and muggy start to the year it has been, with lots of Mobblers battling different problems from previous summers. Flies, floods, and hopefully plenty of full dams and green grass to go with it. At Mobble, the year has started at a blistering pace as we continue to on-board new farmers across Australia and New Zealand.
Every quarter we sit down as a team and work out what we should be working on that will benefit our Mobblers most. These plans are heavily weighted by farmer feedback, and what work we believe will add the most value now and into the future.
This quarter, we’ve taken the foot off the accelerator for new features, so we can put some time into making the current product as good as it can be. But don’t worry, there’s some easter eggs in the plans too:
Coming up to one year on Mobble, Andrew Paterson spoke with us about his farming experience, what he loves about being a farmer and life on Matakanui station. In amongst the challenging Central Otago climate, Andrew and Tracy run a well established Hereford cattle herd and their own sheep stud with a number of breeding programs.
With 206 paddocks currently in Mobble, Andrew highlighted the benefits of Mobble’s ease of use, quick access to livestock totals and on-farm communications improvements.
"We’ve been looking for a program to manage stock and stock numbers, a user-friendly one that everyone can access. We wanted something simple enough that you can put the information in and people would just do it.”
Read more about Matakanui's operation and Andrew's story here.
Fourth generation Tassie livestock farmer, Rob Tole, chats with us about his approach to farming, big picture stuff and all things Mobble on his operation.
With an operation that covers sheep breeding and trading, grass and chicory seed production, irrigated cropping and a surface drainage business on the side - Rob keeps himself busy.
A strong team is key to the success of Rob’s operation, and that strength is built on good people and good communication using Mobble.
“It's easy to use and all levels of people can use it. And it’s got to be that way, it can’t only be for the manager to use. It’s the communication between staff and myself via Mobble that makes the difference.”
Learn about Rob's story and farming practices here.
We’ll start chipping away at our quarterly goals and improving the Mobble product for our farmers in the best way we can. If you have any feedback, send it through to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We’re also hiring for a new Farm Success Manager. This is an amazing role that’s perfect for professionals who live on the farm and are looking to use their amazing skill sets remotely. Check it out here.
Onwards & upwards,
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