dsm-firmenich Presents “Digital Disruptor Award” to Recognize Industry-Leading Technology at 2024 Global Ruminant Days Event

smaXtech CEO Stefan Scherer accepts the dsm-firmenich Digital Distruptor Award (ltr: Corinne Bonadei, head of precision services at dsm-firmenich Animal Nutrition & Health, Stefan Scherer, CEO strategy & sales at smaXtech, Franz Waxenecker, senior director precision services at dsm-firmenich Animal Nutrition & Health, Dr Eva Binder, head of translational science at dsm-firmenich Animal Nutrition & Health).

dsm-firmenich, the leading innovator in nutrition, health and beauty, presented a new Digital Disruptor award for game-changing technologies within the beef and dairy sector at this year’s Global Ruminant Day event held on 4th to 6th of June in Vienna, Austria.

At the event, dsm-firmenich brought together over 200 global executives and experts from across the beef and dairy industry to address the most pressing issues ranging from health and reproductive challenges to feed cost optimization, sustainability and promising new precision livestock farming technologies.

Three companies have been nominated for the Digital Disruptor award:

  • smaXtec, a revolutionary health system that facilitates preventative health, reproduction and feeding management for dairy cows
  • Labby, an AI-enabled optical sensing for raw milk testing
  • FarmTrace, a platform that connects on-farm systems, robots and farm management solutions to provide actionable insights.

smaXtec won this year’s Digital Disruptor award, receiving the most votes from the Global Ruminant Days delegates.

Corinne Bonadei, Head of Precision Services at dsm-firmenich Animal Nutrition & Health said “At dsm-firmenich, we have a long-standing focus on innovation and leading-industry change. The Digital Disruptor Award recognizes those organizations who are spearheading innovation and revolutionizing how the industry improves animal health, welfare and sustainability through advanced digital solutions to improve feed and livestock farming across the globe.”

About smaXtec

smaXtec health management system is revolutionary in its ability to measure temperature and other vital health parameters from inside the reticulum of dairy cows, offering unprecedented insights into their health and well-being. This disruptive technology enables the earliest possible disease detection (several days prior to clinical signs!) and therefore preventative health management. As a result, farmers achieve consistently high milk yields, reduce antibiotic usage, and significantly increase animal welfare.

About dsm-firmenich

As innovators in nutrition, health, and beauty, dsm-firmenich reinvents, manufactures, and combines vital nutrients, flavors, and fragrances for the world’s growing population to thrive. With our comprehensive range of solutions, with natural and renewable ingredients and renowned science and technology capabilities, we work to create what is essential for life, desirable for consumers, and more sustainable for the planet. dsm-firmenich is a Swiss-Dutch company, listed on the Euronext Amsterdam, with operations in almost 60 countries and revenues of more than €12 billion. With a diverse, worldwide team of nearly 30,000 employees, we bring progress to life™ every day, everywhere, for billions of people.

Published on

06 June 2024


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