US-based Cargill is developing farmer-friendly apps which can digitise manual inputs of farm statistics on a real-time basis. In its first project in the country, Cargill is taking up pilot tests in association with two poultry companies for providing an intelligent data management system for poultry farmers. According to Robert Schubert, managing director, Cargill Premix and Nutrition, India, the app called \u2018Enteligen\u2019 aims to transform the way its customers manage their farms. \u201cIt is a new digital platform that unleashes the power of data and insights to help farmers improve their operations. We are in talks with the producers for taking up a pilot to understand the needs of the poultry farmers right from knowing the weight of chicks, feed, disease prevalence, temperature control, among others,\u2019\u2019 he said. Also read|\u00a0Yes Bank share price dives 9% on ratings downgrade, but soon recovers 13% from day\u2019s low The pilot is expected to be completed in the next five to six months. \u201cWe are looking to technology to unlock insights that will help our customers grow, and more efficiently and sustainably manage farm business,\u2019\u2019 he said, adding the first phase was to digitalise manual inputs to make real time data. Factors such as harvest conditions, storage, and processing can greatly impact the nutrient levels and digestibility of feed ingredients, yet you need exact nutritional values for your animals to ensure maximum performance and profitability. \u2018Enteligen\u2019 helps in data collection, management and analysis platform combines this disparate information from multiple software programs into one comprehensive system, allowing customers to make precise decisions on feed and farm management practices. The app can be used for dairy, swine an poultry farmers to streamline their operations, make critical decisions and manage the short-term while planning for the long-term sustainability of their dairy operation. The company uses best-in-class modelling and business scenario planning tools such as the Max system for broilers and TechBro Flex which are helpful tools because only 3% of the poultry population qualify as breeding stock. The tendency is to look at nutritional solutions. On the premix and nutrition business in India, he said 15% growth was expected and that his vertical contributed about 10% of its overall businesses.\u00a0 \u201cIndia can become one of the top five feed producers for dairy and poultry by 2025,\u2019\u2019 Robert Schubert said.