Cargill Partners With BinSentry to Help Animal Producers and Feed Mills Accurately and Safely Track Feed Inventory.
Wayzata, MINNESOTA | Innovative solar-powered feed bin sensor makes real-time monitoring easy with no internet needed.
Hitting the side of a feed bin with a mallet, using load scales or installing vibration sensors to guesstimate feed levels is a thing of the past. To make feed bin monitoring safer and more efficient for animal producers and feed mills, Cargill is now an exclusive distributor of BinSentry, an easy-to-install feed management solution that accurately tracks feed inventory.
Sensors from BinSentry use LiDAR sensors, the same advanced technology used in self-driving cars, to read bins every four hours. BinSentry installs in 10 minutes or less, requires no bin modification and is solar/battery powered. It also has self-cleaning sensors that wipe dust before each reading to ensure better accuracy. Users can confirm the correct feed is in their bins with an easy to use dashboard that they can view on any mobile device or computer.
“Integrating BinSentry sensors with our Cargill Nutrition Cloud Platform helps animal producers, feed mills and their customers get the right feed for specific animal groupings in their operations,” said Scott Ainslie, Cargill’s regional managing director of animal nutrition. “This also opens up opportunities for truck route optimization and better production scheduling in feed mills.”
BinSentry leverages low-power, long-range networks such as NB-IoT and LTE-M, so even remotely located feed bins can be monitored, regardless of whether internet connectivity is available. Feed mills can plan delivery routes more efficiently and can ensure that farmers have the right amount of feed when they need it. Other benefits include fewer costly ordering errors, reduction in late or unexpected feed orders and increased safety by eliminating the need for producers or feed mill employees to climb into a bin to check inventory levels. With BinSentry, Cargill customers get intuitive software that provides powerful on-farm insights.
“BinSentry is proud to partner with Cargill to eliminate costly inefficiencies and enhance operational sustainability for those working hard to feed the world,” said BinSentry CEO Randall Schwartzentruber. “Together, our relentless pursuit of agricultural innovation combined with Cargill’s feed expertise and extensive supply chain footprint will allow us to scale our solution quickly, helping producers and feed mill operators be more successful.”
Cargill’s 155,000 employees across 70 countries work relentlessly to achieve our purpose of nourishing the world in a safe, responsible and sustainable way. Every day, we connect farmers with markets, customers with ingredients, and people and animals with the food they need to thrive.
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BinSentry is a Canadian AgTech company located in the heart of Kitchener, Ontario’s thriving technology hub. BinSentry Horizon Feed Ordering Automation platform helps feed mills and their customers to drive increased profits by managing the most time-consuming and error-prone tasks within the feed supply chain. BinSentry Horizon software helps feed mills and their customers view, track, place, and manage all their feed orders in a one-single platform to be more proactive and responsive to customers’ needs and improve, as a result, overall efficiency and profitability. The features and functionality of BinSentry Horizon are further extended with the addition of BinSentry Sensus – 3D Sensor bin monitoring hardware which delivers the most accurate, reliable, and real-time bin inventory data and insights, eliminating the guesswork.
For more information, visit binsentry.com.