Animal Nutrition

Will BASF and Adifo software tie-up see the end of ‘least cost’ feed formulation model?

The two companies are launching, early next year, a new digital solution for the animal agriculture value chain. They will integrate sustainability analytics powered by BASF’s AgBalance Livestock project into Adifo’s BESTMIX feed formulation software.

BASF said its sustainability analytics enable the industry to dynamically assess the life cycle environmental impacts, while Adifo’s BESTMIX software allows nutritionists and formulators to manage and optimize nutrition and cost attributes of feed and ration formulation.

“This partnership will significantly advance feed formulation,”​ commented Daniela Calleri, VP business management, BASF Animal Nutrition. “While cost is still relevant, sustainability has become an important driver for the animal protein sector. This joint solution by BASF and Adifo enables customers to improve their formulations for least environmental impact and offers substantial opportunities for the value chain.”

“We recognize the importance of sustainability as one of the game changers in the animal feed sector and other nutrition industries for the coming years,”​ said Gerard Marneth, CEO at Adifo. “With this strategic partnership with BASF, we want to continue our path of innovation in BESTMIX software by allowing our customers to include sustainability as a parameter into their formulations and rations.”

Pilot projects 

BASF and Adifo are currently finalizing the functionality through customer pilot projects and target to commercially launch this innovative solution to the market in early 2021.