JBS United, Inc. and PrairiE Systems have announced that PrairiE Systems, based in Spencer, Iowa, has become a subsidiary of JBS United. Both companies have a common goal of supporting livestock producers and the industry in providing a traceable safe food product to consumers. This partnership will further support that vision.
PrairiE Systems is an Information Technology company and Software and Systems Developer focused on the needs of livestock producers, especially the need to trace and manage feed, and ensure safe food products. The company is primarily focused on helping the swine industry operate more effectively, but the software and systems are easily modified for other livestock. PrairiE Systems’ premier farm management product is their Feed Allocation System.
PrairiE Systems’ Feed Allocation System is a web-based productivity tool designed to complement the day-to-day process of managing feed ordering and delivering feed, while lowering feed costs for producers. Joel Stave, President of PrairiE Systems stated, “This system automates one of the most complicated and time-consuming tasks in the livestock industry today, and verifies that the correct feed is being delivered to the correct bin at the correct time. This allows the entire feeding process to be traceable, helps ensure safe food products for consumers and it helps track and reduce feed budgets for producers.”
Additional benefits of this Feed Allocation System include reducing the occurrence of feed outages, making the feed ordering and management process easier, allowing feed medications to be administered and tracked more effectively, and much more. In addition to the benefits listed above, all of PrairiE Systems’ suite of products help livestock producers ensure that feed production practices comply with the industry’s focus on providing a high quality, safe food product.
This newly acquired company has been positioned as a subsidiary within JBS United’s Nutrition and Emerging Technologies Group. JBS United’s Chief Operating Officer, Doug Webel stated, “The decision to acquire PrairiE Systems was made as part of an initiative to keep our customers competitive, progressive and profitable for many years to come. This acquisition will generate significant operational benefits for pork producers, and the synergy created by combining the resources of JBS United and PrairiE Systems will increase the overall corporate value for both the Nutrition and Emerging Technologies Group and JBS United as a whole.”
New technology is revolutionizing how livestock producers and other farms operate. JBS United understands and embraces this, as evidenced by the company’s development of one of the first Swine Records Programs in the industry. This acquisition of PrairiE Systems is just another step in the direction of advanced technology and using information to help customers operate more effectively, while providing a traceable and safe food product to the consumer. With PrairiE Systems joining JBS United, it allows the company to reach a much larger target audience, and provides access to resources that will allow the expansion of its product line. The result of this will be the development of more innovative tools and services to help livestock producers increase profits and provide the safest food products possible.
About JBS United
Since its founding in 1956, JBS United has been dedicated to providing research-based solutions to enhance animal nutrition and livestock production profitability. The company provides various products and services to swine, dairy cattle, poultry and other animal producers worldwide. For more information, visit the JBS United website at www.JBSunited.com.
About PrairiE Systems
PrairiE Systems was formed to meet the ever-increasing need for computers and technology in today’s livestock industry. In addition to the development of productivity enhancing software and systems for producers, the company also offers complete information technology services, including consulting and 24-hour technical support. For more information, visit the PrairiE Systems websites at www.PrairiESystems.net and www.FeedAllocationSystem.com.