MINDApro

MINDApro is our older desktop version of MINDA and will be retired on 1 June 2022.

Just like we said goodbye to the paper-based service many years ago, and then MINDA Link too, we are retiring MINDApro.

Why?

  • At almost 20 years old, MINDApro is outdated technology which is costly for us to maintain

  • Future Microsoft changes could disable MINDApro

MINDApro hasn't been updated to run on the latest versions of Windows operating systems (Windows 8 and 10). If Microsoft makes any changes to these systems or introduces new operating systems, there's a risk MINDApro won't work.

  • MINDApro isn't NAIT compliant

MINDApro hasn’t been updated with recent NAIT recording changes required by OSPRI. These changes - extra validation and highlighting any NAIT recording issues - have been made in MINDA LIVE to help increase the accuracy of your NAIT recording.

  • MINDA LIVE offers enhanced functionality

The majority of our farmers use MINDA LIVE. Our internet-based herd management system MINDA LIVE offers enhanced functionality and gives us more opportunity for future development. We're continuing to invest in MINDA LIVE and the app and regularly roll out new features based on farmer feedback.

We will continue to support the MINDApro system until 1 June 2022, but to help cover the cost of running multiple systems, there is a small price increase for those who continue to use it (additional 4 cents per animal, per month*).

To avoid this additional cost make the switch to MINDA LIVE.

We have a range of resources to help you with MINDA LIVE.

Protrack

Some of the older Protrack systems will be affected by the MINDApro retirement and we are working with those customers to get them migrated to new generation systems (which integrate with MINDA LIVE) before 1 June 2022.

If you have questions about your Protrack system, please contact LIC Automation.

*This appears on LIC invoices as a monthly ‘MINDApro fee’ if MINDApro has been synchronised during the billing period.