FarmHedge will provide farmers with two useful pieces of information. First, it uses current and forecasted weather information for the user’s farm location to create a set of weather messages that are in clear text and can be used to guide farmers activities on their farm.

Second, the app will allow farmers to book the delivery of farm inputs such as feed, fertiliser and animal health products. Booking on the app coordinates the activities of individual farmers within a locality and because of this it reduces the cost of delivering the farm input. The supplier of the farm input passes these cost reductions to the farmers by reducing the price of the product.

Weather Alerts

The FarmHedge app uses your farm’s location to create a set of weather alerts relating to Grass Growth, Environment & Safety, Harvesting, Fertilising & Seeding and Animal Health. FarmHedge combines the hourly and ten-day weather forecasts with your farm’s 10-year weather history to create useful alerts that can guide your activities for the coming day as well as the next ten days.

Booking Inputs

By to coordinating farmer buying decisions locally, FarmHedge aims to reduce input costs for suppliers and these savings are passed to farmers as a discount on input prices. Over the coming months, FarmHedge want to make it possible for farmers to book inputs such as feed, fertiliser and animal health products from their regular suppliers on the FarmHedge app. Once booked, the product will be either delivered to your farm or you will collect it from your supplier. You pay your supplier in the usual way.

FarmHedge Discounts

The costs of major farm inputs such as feed, fertiliser and animal health products can be reduced if farmers provide their suppliers with early demand information and coordinate their purchasing decisions in local groups. The FarmHedge app wants to improve this information flow between farmers and suppliers. Suppliers encourage farmers to book using  FarmHedge by making two discount levels available.

Individual Discount

This is the minimum discount level that applies to all individual bookings on FarmHedge. It is the cost saving above the regular price of the product.

Group Discount

Once a FarmHedge deal is fully cleared by a group of local farmers then the individual discount is replaced with a higher group discount.

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