Manage your commercial layer flocks cost-effectively. This user-friendly program provides outstanding reporting, which helps you to keep your finger on the pulse of your egg production business. More…
FLAWleSS™ Pullet Rearing Software
Optimise your pullet growth and uniformity. This easy-to-use program assists you in producing top-quality point-of-lay pullets. More…
Meet The Team
PhD Agric, Pr. Sci. Nat. (114932)
Shelley holds a PhD in Agriculture in the discipline of Animal Science and Poultry Science, having been supervised by Prof. Rob Gous at UKZN. She has worked for an animal feeds manufacturer and as a technical services manager for a national integrated egg producer. Shelley is a training consultant and board member at the KZN Poultry Institute and is the founder of Leading Edge Poultry Software.
MSc Agric, Pr. Sci. Nat. (400047/07)
Linnet completed an MSc Agric at UKZN, and has worked as a technical advisor for a feed mill and as a nutritional and management consultant. She has worked part-time for Leading Edge since November 2014. Linnet also manages a pullet rearing and egg production unit in the KZN Midlands.
Justine de Winnaar
MSc Agric, Pr. Sci. Nat. (400275/13)
Justine has an MSc Agric, from UKZN, majoring in Poultry Science under the supervision of Prof. Rob Gous. Following a part-time lecturing post at the University, Justine managed a broiler breeder operation for practical experience. She then moved to the feed industry as a technical advisor until taking on the position of an Operational Nutritionist. Justine joined Leading Edge in July 2015.
Our developer has been on board since the beginning, expanding her knowledge of poultry, marrying it well with her programming skills and turning our concepts into a reality. She is committed to debugging the code and enjoys adding new features to enhance the software.
BSc Agric (Hons) and Diploma in Datametrics
Mark has been in various development roles since 1992, from Information Systems Manager to Developer Team Lead to Consultant, in industries from agriculture to yacht building. Mark enjoys the creative aspect of development, and his background in agriculture coupled with his wealth of experience in IT make him a welcome addition to the Leading Edge team.
Werner has more than a decade of experience in the IT industry. His knowledge of Microsoft SQL Server, and ability to perform network installations has proved invaluable to the business. Werner also manages our cloud server. He has been an integral part of our team since 2014.
Sean is a Microsoft SQL Server expert and has assisted the business with network installations. Sean is responsible for building our installation and update packages. He has been providing valuable IT support to the business since 2011.
We offer a consulting service to both users of our software and non-users. We offer existing users of our software assistance with generating production forecasts for use in cash flows to financial institutions, and periodic assessments of our client’s data on the software to ensure that they are making the most of all the functions available. We consult to non-users using the powerful reporting of our software, made possible by simply importing data from Excel into the software. More…
Are you struggling to put a structured proposal together so that you can access funding for your poultry project? We can help!
Our extensive knowledge of the poultry industry puts us in an ideal position to assist egg producers with business plans and forecasted cash flows. We will calculate the potential egg production and feed consumption over an extended period, with regional prices for inputs, in order to estimate the monthly expenses and R/dozen cost of production, as well as your projected income.
We can help you increase the likelihood of your successful application for a loan or grant. More…
The Production Records software is a must-have if you are a poultry farmer. Record keeping is an essential element in farming and the software covers everything, it really is an all-in-one. There is nothing else on the market that offers the same functionality. Shelley has done a great job!
Dave Teichmann, Teichmann Eggs
I have been using Leading Edge’s commercial layer software for a few months, inputting the raw data personally, and am very impressed. I really think this is one of the best programs I have come across anywhere, with excellent after sales service. It is designed to be a management tool rather than a recorder of historical data. The integration of main cost items with daily production data is a very novel idea. The cloud server option is especially helpful for businesses with more than one remote site.
Robbie Kruger, Avichick
Leading Edge’s commercial layer program is much more user-friendly than the old software I was using. The inputs are easy, the graphs are fantastic and the reporting is excellent. I love the fact that I can export data to Excel for further manipulation.
Fanus Weldhagen, Weldhagen Eggs
After many years of struggling to maintain a meaningful set of records through a complexity of home derived spread sheets, Leading Edge software, through its simplicity, thorough reporting and attention to detail has improved our ability to manage our laying flock substantially.
Kevin Barnsley, Sanctuary Farm
I can honestly say that Leading Edge has helped me from going over the edge when it comes to reports for meetings regarding egg productions on a daily, weekly or monthly basis. It is very easy to use and definitely user friendly. You have all the needed information at your fingertips, reports or graphs. Try it, you will not regret it.
Esther Venter, Galovos Moçambique
The Leading Edge software program has given us a very easy and effective way of keeping our finger on the pulse at all times. It is extremely user friendly and allows for any problems to be picked up and dealt with with minimal loss or damage. The regular updates keep us on top of our game and help us to run an effective, productive egg laying business. It allows me to give comprehensive information when requested by poultry experts and they are able to troubleshoot our problems with ease and efficacy.
Penny Willson, Four Winds Eggs
We have been using your layer program for numerous years at Galovos in Mozambique and also Heidel Eggs in White River.
Your ability to understand our needs and the ability to adjust the program to our specific needs has made the management of information relating to our layer flock that much easier.
The availability of you and your staff members, in reaction to our queries and problems, is definitely commendable and makes our farm administration that much easier.
The data capture screens are very easy to read and self-explanatory, leading to easy data capture.
Mark Gouws, Heidel Eggs
The KZN Poultry Institute has been working with the Leading Edge pullet and layer software for some years now. The software is intuitive and easy to operate. The output provides a rapid and visual means of monitoring flock performance and identifying any flock problems. The facilities for trending production and economic parameters over time and between flocks are outstanding and provide meaningful management and training tools. The monthly benchmarking reports provide a useful perspective on the wider industry.
Shelley and her team always offer prompt, cheerful and insightful service and support. They take realistic suggestions on board and incorporate them into program updates. We, on our small farm, find it such a useful management and training tool that I don’t know how any commercial operation manages without Leading Edge.
Janet Lee, KZNPI
We use both the FLAWleSS and EGGonomics programmes. Both are extremely user friendly and flexible. The wide range of reports and charts that are available makes monitoring very easy during the good times, and allows for more in depth analysis during problem times or with problem flocks. The reports include, daily, weekly and monthly reports, as well as more specific feed or shed reports. It is easy to access historical data, as the flocks are archived at depopulation and the information remains accessible. The ability to export the reports to excel for further manipulation is an advantage, as is the ease of printing and emailing the charts or reports.
RGS Smith, Maggie Scratcher
We have been using Leading Edge software here for a year now.
Record keeping is a major part of poultry farming. The Leading Edge software has made it simple to see exactly what is happening all over the farm. It is extremely accurate and simple to operate. Attention to detail has been made a lot easier.
Great work from Shelley and the Leading Edge team.