AGCO acquires precision farming company Faromatics


AGCO, a worldwide manufacturer and distributor of agricultural machinery and precision ag technology, has acquired Farm Robotics and Automation S.L (Faromatics), a precision livestock farming company.

Faromatics is the creator of ChickenBoy, a ceiling-suspended robot that monitors broiler chickens and helps farmers increase animal welfare and farm productivity. ChickenBoy uses a complete set of sensors to measure thermal sensation, air quality, light and sound. It also uses artificial intelligence (AI) to identify risks to health, welfare and farm equipment. 

“This Faromatics acquisition supports our vision of being farmers’ most trusted partner for industry-leading, smart farming solutions across every area of our business,” said Eric Hansotia, AGCO’s chairman, president and chief executive officer.
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