FAQ

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Getting Started

How long between setup and starting to use the platform to make decisions?

Usually one week to get going, but most of the work is on our end so we don't strain your time and resources!

How does the geofencing work?

As you realize the value of Barn360 delivers, you can cost-effectively integrate additional digital solutions to your Barn360 home page in the areas of Biosecurity, Site Health Sharing, and, soon to be released, a new solution to help you optimize your pig movement logistics.

Can I share health status with my neighbors?

Yes, if both production systems are on Barn360 and consent to sharing site health.

Barn360 Platform

Where is my data stored and how is it treated?

Locked vault of your data is stored on our cloud. Your data is private and confidential.

Who has access to our company data?

No one, except your company.

What type of equipment would I need to purchase?

Our software is available via the web or any digital device. We supply you with a web address and/or mobile application. You do not need to purchase any additional hardware.

What data privacy/protection measures are in place?

Security program in place for protection of your data with privacy controls. All data is encrypted so your data cannot be lost or stolen.

What systems do you integrate with?

BarnTools has the ability to integrate with various third-party software programs.

Biosecurity360

What can I all do on your mobile application?

Directions to site, see site health, check if you have enough nights down, contact information for farms.

Tell me about how producers can collaborate around site health status. What can I all see?

Producers sign an agreement to share their site and health status information with other producers. The user can see a map of all shared sites, site details, and current health status.

How does the health status get updated in the software?

We can upload current health site information and future updates can be handled by the administrator of your company in the software. Only new information would need to be updated.

Site Health Sharing

Do you have a report we can easily share with updated site health status?

Yes, a site health history report can be run and exported. This report can be filtered by site, all sites, farm manager, disease, and/or time frame.

You mention more informed decisions. Tell me how your software helps with these decisions for animal flow and placements?

Having quick access to real-time site and health information, you can make decisions on where/when to place new pigs or move accordingly. Knowing if a neighboring site might have been introduced to a disease, you can make decisions accordingly.

How can your software help me prepare for a FAD?

Our software offers farm access management, real-time heath status, analytics and insights, along with your biosecurity rules, to prepare and prevent disease mitigation by quickly producing the necessary information needed to appropriate state levels to prove negative and keep animals moving.

Transportation360

What reports are available to know where people have been and where they are going?

The employee and site visit history provides this data. The nights down lookup can be used for individuals to compare or use with their scheduling of site visits.

Does everyone coming/going to our farms need to have the mobile application for tracking? If so, what if they don’t manage or pay attention to notifications, etc.? How is this handled?

If you have a computer at your farm, you can capture farm entry through the web. The mobile application is recommended for all parties who may be entering your farm(s) for automatic/efficient tracking.

Explain more about how geofencing works.

A virtual fence is set up around each of your farms and your mobile tracks your location when entry into the fence to indicate that you are about to enter a farm. Geofences are customizable and can be maintained by your administrator.

How does your software track check ins at farm sites?

Our mobile application will automatically track people/animal/vehicle movements coming into a site through geofencing and control access zones. If the farm has a computer, the farm manager or appropriate authorized personnel can permit entry accordingly.

What reports are available to know if employees are following biosecurity protocol?

There are multiple reports such as site and employee visit history, overrides, site health, geofencing, epidemiology, and third-party providers. Our nights down engine allows individual to know if they have the proper nights down prior to entry.

How can our biosecurity rules be managed in your software?

We can upload any production company’s health matrix and biosecurity protocol. Can be easily adjusted for changes within your rules.

Let's talk

Are you ready to explore how Barn360 can add value to your operation?

Jen Sibbitt-Gordon is your go-to-person to get the discussion started. She understands pork production and has experience helping producers get more value out of their data. Email or give Jen a call to help set up the next steps with our team of production and digital transformation experts.

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