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JBS United acquires software and systems developer

JBS United has acquired PrairiE Systems, an information technology company and Software and systems developer. PrairiE Systems has been positioned as a subsidiary within JBS United's Nutrition and Emerging Technologies Group.

PrairiE, based in Spencer, Iowa, is focused on the needs of livestock producers, especially the need to trace and manage feed, and ensure safe food products. The company is primarily focused on helping the swine industry operate more effectively, but the software and systems are easily modified for other livestock. PrairiE Systems’ premier farm management product is their Feed Allocation System.
 
PrairiE’s feed allocation system is a web-based productivity tool designed to complement the day-to-day process of managing feed ordering and delivering feed, while lowering feed costs for producers.
 
“The decision to acquire PrairiE Systems was made as part of an initiative to keep our customers competitive, progressive and profitable for many years to come. This acquisition will generate significant operational benefits for pork producers, and the synergy created by combining the resources of JBS United and PrairiE Systems will increase the overall corporate value for both the Nutrition and Emerging Technologies Group and JBS United as a whole,” said JBS chief operating officer, Doug Webel
 
New technology is revolutionizing how livestock producers and other farms operate. This acquisition is just another step in the direction of advanced technology and using information to help customers operate more effectively, while providing a traceable and safe food product to the consumer. With PrairiE Systems joining JBS United, it allows the company to reach a much larger target audience, and provides access to resources that will allow the expansion of its product line. The result of this will be the development of more innovative tools and services to help livestock producers increase profits and provide the safest food products possible.

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