BASF announced July 7 that it 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, BASF said.
With the livestock farm management system from Cloudfarms, producers can manage, track and analyze their production data from daily operations in real time, BASF said, noting that connecting and analyzing data across the value chain helps increase efficiency, animal vitality and sustainability.
“Combining Cloudfarms’ digital capabilities with BASF’s scientific expertise in animal nutrition and sustainability is a game changer for our business and next-generation farming for livestock producers,” said Julia Raquet, senior vice president, BASF Animal Nutrition & 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."
Daniela Calleri, vice president business management, BASF Animal Nutrition, said the move creates new opportunities for the company, noting, “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,” Cloudfarms co-founder and managing director Jens Toppenberg said.
Cloudfarms currently serves progressive livestock producers in more than 37 countries. It was founded in 2013 and has headquarters in Bratislava, Slovakia. BASF is now offering Cloudfarms’ livestock farm management system to producers around the world.
BASF Nutrition & Health provides a comprehensive product and service portfolio for the human and animal nutrition, pharmaceutical, ethanol and flavor and fragrance industries. BASF Nutrition & Health operates sites in Europe, North America, South America and in Asia Pacific.
BASF Group generated sales of 59 billion euros in 2019.