Orchid Data Systems was established 1984 when Tim Baile, a dairy farmer, frustrated by the lack of good farm recording systems on the market at the time, took it upon himself to write his own. His brother, Simon Baile, saw the commercial opportunities, and could see how his brother’s system could benefit other farmers, and so, DHM (Dairy Herd Management) was launched, and soon became the market standard.
Orchid continued to innovate into the ‘90s, when it released the Orchid for Dairy and Orchid for Beef Animal Management System, and the 1Stop program for pedigree Dairy herds, in conjunction with HUKI and the CIS. This was, and still is, the standard by which all other Windows herd management packages are judged, and still today, contains many unique features, and is relied on by hundreds of farmers.
Now run by Darren Greaves, with assistance from Andy Burr, Orchid are also bringing to market some ruggedised hardware to complement its existing software solutions, so whether you require a tough smartphone, tablet or barcode reader, we’ll be able to provide you with a hardware solution to perfectly complement your Orchid software. All our tablets and smartphones have high IP ratings, meaning they can withstand adverse conditions, drops from significant heights, or being totally submerged in water. Contact Us for info.
Whatever product or service you choose with Orchid, you can be sure of great service, and excellent support from our knowledgeable staff who collectively have extensive, wide-ranging experience in farming, IT and hardware solutions.