Ingham’s Enterprise Chooses AfriSoft and AGRIS for New Grain Procurement and Risk Management Software
RIVONIA SOUTH AFRICA (October, 2005) – AfriSoft Africa (Pty) Ltd recently announced agreement with Ingham’s Enterprise for the implementation of AGRIS Commodity Management software in their grain procurement group. Ingham’s is the largest poultry producer in Australia where they consume over 1 million tons of grain materials annually for use in the production of animal feeds. AGRIS Commodity Management software is part of a new Ingham’s initiative focused on improving price risk management for grains and related materials by providing Ingham’s with advanced system capabilities for grains contracting, pricing, hedging and position management.
“We are taking grain procurement to a new level at Ingham’s and AGRIS is the software tool we need to execute our risk management strategy,” said Guy Allen, Ingham’s Manager of Grain Procurement.
Roger Graham, Director of AfriSoft Africa, commented that “AGRIS has been providing sophisticated grain and risk management software to the industry for over 25 years. Here at AfriSoft we have the experience to help Ingham’s get the most from the AGRIS products. We are delighted to have the opportunity to help Ingham’s realize their strategic objectives for procurement and position management.”
About Ingham’s Enterprise
Ingham’s Enterprises Ltd is one of the most successful, family owned companies in Australia. Their business interests cover a wide range of activities including: Crown Lodge – Racing Stable, Belmont Park – Training Facility, Woodlands Stud – Thoroughbred Breeding, Numerous Chicken breeding and growing farms, Tegel Turkey breeding and growing farms, Piggeries, Feed Mills and many more. They employ over 5000 people and have assets exceeding $600 million.
AGRIS Corporation, founded in 1978, is a leading provider of information technology products to the agribusiness industry. AGRIS software systems include a variety of business management and operational applications for farm supply, crop protection, plant food, an petroleum retailers; and grain silos, seed, feed, and milling companies, ethanol plants and food processors. AGRIS’ comprehensive suite of agribusiness software includes applications for management of agronomy, grains, inventory, payroll, accounting, point-of-sale, scale automation, bin management and financial management. AGRIS is owned by John Deere.