Cedesa at the forefront of livestock software in Spain and Latin America

From Peru, on this occasion, a delegation composed of researchers, technical personnel and alpaca producers, traveled to Extremadura to explore the latest livestock software solutions on the market. They were accompanied by representatives from the Complutense University of Madrid (UCM), and by Andrés Domingo Montes, director of CENSYRA, who hosted a visit that included a meeting with the management of Cedesa Digital in Badajoz.

It is not by chance that they chose our region for their scientific expedition, as they were looking for the latest trends in terms of traceability of meat, wool and fiber from cattle. Alpaca, in this case, which although not abundant in Extremadura, does have a similar use to sheep, an animal in which we are very specialized. You have heard about our breed purity software and the advances in which we have been involved in our work together with operational groups from all over the country. Also the latest technology and applications that we are implementing in Spain and other Latin American countries

With this harmony that was foreseen from the beginning, last Wednesday, February 5, Jesús Merino, our CEO, and María Castaño, Project Director, met with that delegation from Peru in a meeting in which our work, which they already knew, served as a letter of introduction. We were fascinated from the very beginning by the alpaca, an animal that we were practically unaware of, and which we immediately saw that its exploitation was facing problems and casuistry that Cedesa's software had already overcome with other livestock management systems: product traceability, process optimisation and the achievement of better wools, meats and fibres through the conservation of the breed's purity. In this sense, alpaca breeding could take advantage of all the progress that we have already made with our work.

They showed special interest in the Axonite system developed by Cedesa. As it happens in other countries where we have implemented it, in Peru there are many rural areas with difficult or no internet coverage, which in principle prevented any modernization of the livestock production systems. With Axonite, we have achieved offline operation and its subsequent synchronization in coverage areas, a success that is proving to be the definitive solution to this problem.

In short, a friendly and promising meeting with some great professionals from Peru with whom we know we still have a long way to go together. And the alpaca, of course, as one of our new favourite animals to start working with.

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