November 20, 2019
2 Sisters Food Group takes lead on precision livestock farming with Evonik
European poultry unit 2 Sisters Storteboom - which is a part of 2 Sisters Food Group - has signed a contract with Evonik for the use of the latter's intelligent poultry management software Porphyrio® to optimise its poultry value chain.
The contract is a response to rising consumer demands for food quality, health and animal welfare.
"In order to keep and improve our competitive position in the European market, we see the need for more organisation and communication in the supply chain. We strongly believe in the holistic approach of big data and bio-statistics backed up with the nutritional and health expertise from Evonik. The Porphyrio® solution allows us to optimise our production to ensure the right products at the right time as well as to strengthen the relation with our broiler suppliers and agri-business partners and position ourselves as innovation leaders in the sector towards our customers," said Harm Laros, managing director at 2 Sisters Storteboom.
2 Sisters Storteboom is a chicken specialist and caters for chains such as KFC and McDonald's as well as major retailers such as Aldi and Jumbo.
Porphyrio® is a cloud-based software for collecting, processing and analysing livestock data in poultry meat and egg production. The software enables livestock producers to better manage, predict and optimise operations with the help of big data, bio-statistics, and smart algorithms.
Porphyrio is the digital pillar of Evonik's precision livestock farming business to support the performance of the company's animal nutrition growth engine.
"We are delighted about the collaboration and we believe that our software is a quantum leap for 2 Sisters Storteboom to deliver exactly the product that their customers and, hence, consumers want. Our software helps poultry producers gain a much better and precise understanding of their own production process - that's the foundation for optimisation. This way, we strive to become a preferred partner for supporting poultry businesses on the digital transformation", says Kristof Mertens, managing director at Evonik Porphyrio (Belgium).
Evonik's Nutrition & Care segment has long-standing experience in modern livestock nutrition. Connecting nutritional products with data- and knowledge-based services and digital technologies, Evonik assumes a leading role in precision livestock farming.
Alongside Porphyrio®, the recently launched pathogen screening system ScreenFloX® are essential pillars of Evonik's precision livestock farming business, reflecting the company's ambition to turn into a holistic system provider for healthy and sustainable food solutions.