App keeps track of stock

MARIAN MCGANN had no idea of what the fallout would be when about 1000 sheep were stolen from the family farm at Wyangala, NSW about 10 years ago. But now she’s developed an app – My Pocket Mate – to help other farmers keep their records straight and is going from strength to strength with the help of a startup program directed at producers.

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Marian McGann hopes her My Pocket Mate app will help farmers keep track of livestock numbers. Photo courtesy Marian McGann

Marian describes the sheep theft event as terrible, and the stress of it directly led to the breakdown of her marriage.

"We'd just finished shearing and a neighbour had alerted us to the stock theft.