BASF has acquired Cloudfarms, a software company for livestock farm management, traceability and precision farming with a focus on pig production. Cloudfarms' livestock farm management solution enables producers around the world to continuously improve the efficiency and productivity of complex farming operations.
With the livestock farm management system from Cloudfarms, producers can manage, track and analyze their production data from daily operations in real-time. Deriving insights with digital solutions by connecting and analyzing data across the value chain helps to increase efficiency, animal vitality and sustainability.
The quest to increase food availability to feed a growing world population and optimize resource use is a responsibility that calls for immediate action. Digital transformation in livestock production contributes to the growing demand for safe and nutritious food at affordable prices, while increasing profitability for farmers and reducing environmental impacts.
"Combining Cloudfarms' digital capabilities with BASF's scientific expertise in animal nutrition and sustainability is a game changer for our business and the next-generation farming for livestock producers," says Julia Raquet, senior vice president, BASF Animal Nutrition and Aroma Ingredients. "With this acquisition, we strengthen our commitment to address the global challenge of a sustainable food system for the growing world population, enabled by digital technologies."
For Daniela Calleri, vice president, Business Management BASF Animal Nutrition this creates new opportunities. "The acquisition of Cloudfarms is a key milestone underlining our efforts to advance as a leading ingredients and solutions provider for the livestock sector."
"BASF and Cloudfarms share the vision of developing a digital ecosystem in the global livestock sector to foster traceability, sustainability and precision livestock farming. We are very excited about the valuable prospects this partnership will bring to livestock producers around the world," adds Jens Toppenberg, co-founder and managing director, Cloudfarms.
Cloudfarms currently serves progressive livestock producers in over 37 countries. It was founded in 2013 with the headquarters based in Bratislava, Slovakia. BASF is now offering Cloudfarms' livestock farm management system to producers around the world.