The digitalization of livestock farming promises higher yields and increased sustainability

Livestock farming with the digital twin

The demand for high-quality animal protein is constantly increasing, conventional production methods are reaching their limits. Digitalization with the Digital Enterprise Portfolio from Siemens provides new opportunities to increase yields and, at the same time, improve sustainability.
Sustainable livestock farming

High-quality livestock products for a growing world population

In 2020, there are around 7.8 billion people living on Earth. For the year 2100, the United Nations forecast 10.87 billion people and, as a result, a continued growth in demand for animal protein. Meeting this demand while, at the same time, conserving the planet's resources is an enormous challenge for companies.
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Holistic approach

Solutions for the entire value chain

From breeding all the way to the consumer: Our portfolio covers all steps of the value chain with custom-fit solutions that effectively help you to work more successfully and sustainably.

Food that has been specially adapted to the needs of the animals ensures that health and growth are optimally supported in every phase of life. Here, the precise dosage and mixing of raw materials and feed additives is crucial. Data from the stables play an important role in the rearing process. These data, which are provided by IoT-enabled equipment, help to monitor the health of the animals or make growth forecasts. Data are also important during processing, for example to ensure traceability and quality control, to ultimately make it possible for retailers and consumers to trace the origin of a product and its production conditions.

Portfolio overview

Solutions for digitalized livestock farming

Discover the full range of solutions for the safe, efficient, and sustainable production of animal protein. The Digital Enterprise portfolio enables you to create digital twins of your facilities and machinery to optimize real production.

Automation hardware

Everything for the automation of feed mills, stables, and processing plants: Our automation portfolio covers everything you’ll need to optimize your plant – from individual control systems to fully integrated drive systems.

Industrial software

Simple, efficient engineering, flexible visualization, and everything for the creation of digital twins: The offer for industrial software supports you in optimizing your production.

Machine building and plant engineering

Increasing demands on the manufacturing industry have an effect on machine building and plant engineering: New machines and systems must be introduced to the market faster, perform better, and be easier to maintain. Our portfolio supports you in mastering these challenges.

Cutting-edge technologies

Siemens is constantly expanding its well-proven portfolio of automation hardware and industrial software with new technologies. They are adapted to the special requirements of the industry to optimally support companies in their digital transformation.

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Financial solutions for the food and beverage industry

The food and beverage industry is changing rapidly to cope with the changing nature of supply and demand, developing technologies, digitalization and new ways of working. Siemens supports them with intelligent and flexible financing solutions.


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Application example

Support for Brazil's meat industry

Siemens Competence Center for the Animal Protein Chain

Brazil has been the world's largest exporter of beef since 2004. Siemens supports the local industry with the Competence Center for the Animal Protein Chain, which also supplies digitization solutions to other Latin American countries from Brazil. Technologies such as blockchain, artificial intelligence, robotics, and cloud and edge computing, enable producers of meat and other animal protein products to increase their productivity and sustainability in the future. This includes the establishment of connectivity for the optimal use of the generated data and the absolute security and traceability of these data, for example those about the origin and health of the animals from the farm all the way to the consumer.

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Digitalization pays off

Individualized mass production enabled by digital technologies provides the key to optimized business processes and sustainable success in the food and beverages industry. Learn directly from our experts how you can create a digital twin from your entire value chain all the way from product design to production, services and marketing to act more flexibly, improve margins, and react on new trends in a targeted manner.

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