B+LNZ Genetics FlockFinder app allows easy access to information on leading New Zealand ram breeders, who are recording animal performance and conducting genetic evaluations using the SIL genetic engine.
Users can search for ram breeding flocks on the basis of breed, geographical location, flock name, SIL flock number, owner name or on traits being recorded.
FlockFinder requires iOS 7.0 or later. It is optimised for iPhone 5.
"Sheep Type" - can select:
Selection results are displayed with:
Tap on a breeder to display their contact & flock details.
"Map" - tap to show location of all listed flocks with a known geographical location. Clicking on a "sheep" icon will show owner details and clicking on the "i" next to these details links to "Flock details" page.
Use the "Back" or "<" option to get back to the main screen, to start a "Search" running using the "Search" button or to refine your search with other criteria.
Don't impose too many criteria at first. Start with one or two criteria, then narrow down your search from there.
Results are sorted on flock size, then number of lambs born within that grouping.
On the "Region" screen, "Near a location" will use your current location and will display flocks "Within distance" that can be selected. The option "Use device location" can be turned off and an address can be entered. Alternatively, a long tap can be made on the map to pin point the required location. Select "Within distance" from scrolling list, to set required distance
Flock details are displayed with:
Users can select appropriate link to email or call the breeder, or to visit their website.
"Map" - tap to show location of flock.
The "i" on front screen will take you to the "SIL knowledge terms", which provide: