“South African dairy farmers are starting to use open source
software to improve their farming techniques and outputs. ACS
Online has developed a range of dairy farming-specific modules
using PHP, Apache and MySQL running on Sun boxes with Solaris 9.
The modules currently available include financial management, a
sustainable pasture management system, livestock management and a
performance analysis module which uses the Balanced Scorecard
“ACS Online is a Sun Microsystems associate and supports the
work of ACS Agricultural Consulting Services.