AgroSoft Ltd has today announced that it has secured a 3-year contract with Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) to provide on-farm production recording and benchmarking for Scottish pig producers.
As part of the agreement, AgroSoft Ltd, which is the UK’s leading supplier of management software to pig farmers, will make their specialised software available to all Scottish pig farmers and will also provide quarterly industry benchmarking data to QMS. This will be shared with all participating farmers.
AgroSoft Ltd’s new contract, adds two new iOS and Android-compatible mobile apps to enable producers to easily record breeding and feeding herd data in real time, providing a valuable insight into individual sow history, pig movements and everyday tasks across the herd. This improves the timeliness of decision-making on farm, whilst also reducing duplication of effort, as data only has to be entered once.
Commenting on the announcement, James Nesling, Managing Director of AgroSoft Ltd, said:
“We are delighted to be working with QMS and Scottish pig farmers by providing access to our management software and through the provision of quarterly benchmarking data. We have been providing business management software to the UK pig industry since 1999 and backed by our parent company AgroVision, continue to develop innovative solutions so farmers can benefit from the latest technology. This new agreement with QMS means that we can continue to provide market-leading software and management information to Scottish pig farmers, helping the industry to maximise efficiency and business performance.”
Allan Ward, Pig Specialist, from QMS, added:
“The provision of the AgroSoft production recording and benchmarking software package, enables Scottish pig producers to increase their sustainability and productivity through utilisation of weekly inputted data which provides various weekly and monthly reports. This is funded nationally by QMS, and in the North East of Scotland as part of a wider programme for 2020/21 by QMS and Opportunity North East (ONE).
“These reports show areas for improvement and management changes. The anonymous benchmarking element allows producers to see how well they are doing against other producers for all the main key performance indicators (KPIs) used within the industry.”
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AgroVision (Deventer, the Netherlands, part of the CoMore-group) has recently acquired the shares of Danish company AgroSoft A/S. This acquisition results in a European market leader in agricultural pig farming software.
Director Morten Rasmussen of AgroSoft explains: “This acquisition of AgroSoft stems from business considerations for the long term, the international agricultural sector is on the move. I believe that with this extensive cooperation with AgroVision, AgroSoft can guarantee a strong position and stability for staff and customers. ” Director Karel Heijink of AgroVision adds: “In AgroSoft we have found a good match. The first contacts went very smoothly from the start. For both companies it is also a good strategic move. Will combine our knowledge of software solutions into a strong state of the art platform. With better possibilities and services for all our clients. With 10.000 pig farmers as clients, in over ten countries, we are the European market leader and will become global market leader in pig farming software. “
AgroVision and AgroSoft join forces, partly overlapping and partly complementary. This acquisition creates a powerful player with over 25,000 users, 130 FTE employees and annual sales of around 14 million Euro. The acquisition came into effect on September 1, and applies retrospectively as from July 1, 2015.