Dialed-in Sheep Producers

I once wrote an Agweek cover story on the growing use of cell phone apps in agriculture. Anything that helps farmers and ranchers make better, faster decisions is a good thing, and agriculturalists generally are quick to take advantage of new communication tools.

Now, the American Sheep Industry Association, or ASI  — the national trade organization supported by 46 state sheep associations — has come out with ts first mobile application providing lamb and wool market information to anyone with a smartphone or tablet.

The free market app is available for both Apple and Android operating systems. The app is called ASI Market News and can be downloaded from Apple’s App Store or the Android Store. From the front page, users can select to search national reports or action reports..