Herdwatch acquires dairy software company Kingswood

Farming software company Herdwatch has purchased Kingswood Computing for a seven-figure sum in order to expand its market share in the UK and Ireland.

Herdwatch has more than 20,000 farms on its platform and has recently expanded globally into other major livestock-producing countries, including the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

Ireland-based Kingswood Computing is more dairy focused and has a customer base of about 5,000 farm businesses and vets.

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The acquisition will allow the businesses to continue to expand into new areas and follows on from Herdwatch recently acquiring customers of Farmplan’s livestock software.

Kingswood founder Gerry Lynskey said he wanted to put Kingswood in the best possible position for future success and growth.

“I’m really excited to see how the larger business evolves and thrives, delivering even better service for farmers in Ireland and far beyond,” he said.

Herdwatch chief executive and co-founder Fabien Peyaud said: “Gerry has been a pioneer in the [agri-tech] field, and his innovative leadership resulted in some of the earliest tech solutions for farmers.

“For this reason, we are proud that Herdwatch is the new home for Kingswood’s great products, dedicated team and thousands of loyal customers, and look forward to taking them and their legacy to the next level.”

Herdwatch launched its Flockwatch sheep management app in 2022.

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