Dairy farmers milk the power of data to improve feed and farm management practices with Cargill’s Dairy Enteligen™
MINNEAPOLIS Sept. 12, 2017 – Cargill is transforming the way its customers manage their farms through Dairy Enteligen™, a new digital platform that unleashes the power of data and insights to help farmers improve their operations.
“In today’s agricultural economy, dairy farmers are looking for real-time information and insights to help them make the best decisions to run a profitable and efficient farm, while also ensuring their animals are properly nourished,” said Ricardo Daura, global product line director in Cargill Animal Nutrition’s digital insights business. “We believe Dairy Enteligen™ has the power to fundamentally transform the dairy industry by unlocking the power of data to guide farmers’ decision-making right from their fingertips.”
Through the touch of a smart tablet or a computer keystroke, dairy consultants work with farmers to track key information, including milk productivity, animal health and comfort and feed formulation. The Dairy Enteligen™ data collection, management and analysis platform combines this disparate information from multiple software programs into one comprehensive system, allowing Cargill advisors and customers to make precise decisions on feed and farm management practices.
“Dairy Enteligen™ helps Cargill dairy consultants provide a greater service to our farm customers,” said Chantal van der Meijde, Cargill global category manager for dairy technology. “Armed with the insights from Dairy Enteligen™, consultants can help farmers streamline their operations, make critical decisions and manage the short-term while planning for the long-term sustainability of their dairy operation. Before even setting foot on the farm, a dairy consultant will know how much milk a customer’s cows are producing and why, and have identified opportunities for improvement.”
The Dairy Enteligen™ platform currently is available in Spain and Italy and will be rolled out to the U.S. and additional geographies over the next several months. The platform is built on a secure technology environment to ensure farm records are protected, yet is accessible by both the farmer and their Cargill consultants 24 hours a day, giving them access to relevant data whenever they need it.
“Technology is reshaping and redefining the agricultural and food sectors,” Daura said. “Dairy Enteligen™ is just one example of the ways Cargill is looking to technology to unlock insights that will help our customers grow, and more efficiently and sustainably manage their farm business.”
Tim Loesch, 612-860-6022, [email protected]
Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world. Together with farmers, customers, governments and communities, we help people thrive by applying our insights and 150 years of experience. We have 155,000 employees in 70 countries who are committed to feeding the world in a responsible way, reducing environmental impact and improving the communities where we live and work.
About Cargill Animal Nutrition
Cargill’s animal nutrition business has more than 20,000 employees at more than 275 facilities in 40 countries. Fueled by our innovation and research, we offer a range of products and services to feed manufacturers, animal producers, and feed retailers around the world, helping put food on the plates of nearly one billion people around the world every day. Cargill’s animal nutrition business offers a range of compound feed, premixes, feed additives, supply chain and risk management solutions, software tools and animal nutrition expertise that is unmatched in the industry. For more information about Cargill Animal Nutrition, visit: http://www.cargill.com/feed.