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Shaping the Future of Farming: FlockFinder Offers Free Access to Academic Institutions

FlockFinder, a UK-based start-up, is replacing traditional methods of paper-based record keeping and drive digital transformation of the UK’s sheep farming industry. By combining farmer-centric design with cutting-edge technology, the FlockFinder app is streamlining processes, eliminating paperwork, and saving valuable time for farmers across the country.

Passionate about the future of farming, FlockFinder are now offering FREE membership of their award-winning platform to academic institutions across the UK. In return they are looking for feedback into the evolving needs of modern livestock farming to help influence development of the platform and ensure that FlockFinder is built to support the future of British farming.

“We are delighted to be able to offer free access to UK academic institutions and excited to hear from the next generation of farmers on what they want from their technology. This will help ensure we are building a platform that is fit for the future of British farming.” – James Stretton (Founder & CEO

Founded by James Stretton, a sixth-generation sheep farmer from Kent and Thomas Neeld, a leading data scientist from the financial services industry, the FlockFinder team have been able to deliver a platform that is tailored to meet the needs of farmers.

Recognizing the farming industry's reputation for being resistant to change, the FlockFinder team spent six months engaging with sheep farmers throughout the UK. Their goal was to understand the practical, day-to-day challenges faced by farmers and develop technology that could truly make a difference. What they found was a resounding demand for an intuitive, farmer-friendly platform that would streamline record-keeping, enable easy data access, and ensure compliance with regulations. So that is exactly what they built!

One of the app's standout features is its ability to calculate dosages, withdrawal periods, and overall medication usage. By automating these calculations, FlockFinder ensures accurate record-keeping and helps farmers make informed decisions about their livestock's health. Moreover, the app comes equipped with ready-made reports that support overall farm management and facilitate farm inspections. Compliance with regulations has never been easier.

FlockFinder's cloud-based architecture guarantees the safety of farmers' data, even in the event of a lost or broken device. Additionally, the app facilitates seamless data sharing across the farm, enabling multiple users to access and update records. This collaborative approach ensures that everyone involved in livestock management stays connected and up to date.

By streamlining processes, reducing paperwork, and providing accurate data for decision-making, FlockFinder is helping farmers save valuable time and increase their profitability. With the app, farmers can spend less time in the office and more time on the farm, focusing on what they do best: tending to their animals and ensuring their well-being.

FlockFinder is bringing innovative technology to fields and barns across the UK. The team’s dedication to understanding the unique challenges faced by farmers has resulted in an app that simplifies livestock management, enhances compliance, and boosts profitability.

But their work doesn’t stop there. The team are currently working on integrating modern advances in machine learning and artificial intelligence to help identify ‘high-performing’ livestock for improved breeding selection. These improvements will not only enhance profitability but also contribute to reduced environmental impacts and improved animal welfare.

To find out more, or apply for an academic account, email the team at and they will be more than happy to help.


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