Least-Cost Feed Formulation Software

Forum: An Introduction to Least-Cost Feed Formulation Software

Published on: 10/31/2006
Author/s : Richard Rossi - Product Manager, Feedsoft Corporation
PurposeThe following article is a primer on least-cost formulation. While explaining the fundamentals of least-cost formulation, the author also goes over more advanced features such as shadow prices, price maps and nutrient factoring. This is a must-read for those who want a concise introduction to least-cost formulation. In the not so distant past, feed manufacturers used to balance their feeds ...
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October 31, 2006

The problem at small and medium farmers are:
1. They have no access to facilities to analyze nutrient contain of any particular ingredient.
2. Usually the least cost feed formulation software are expensive and not affordable.

Author may endavour to customize for small and medium level farmers keeping in view their requirements and cost. Many features included in most soft wares are not required for them.

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December 6, 2006

Could we have reliability of the feed formulation software? 

Satish Sidana

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March 27, 2007

We have bought this feed formulation software some time back and for the price it is very good product. I wish them best of luck. 


Satish Sidana

 

 

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Dr.Iftikhar Ahmad Mashhadi Dr.Iftikhar Ahmad Mashhadi
Animal Nutritionist
February 21, 2009

A good article showing the importance of least cost feed formulation software. The author should present demo version.

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Badubi Badubi
Animal Nutritionist
July 14, 2009

It would be good to see the demo and also if the price of the feed formulation software could be shown in case one thinks of purchasing the software.

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July 21, 2009
The price on their website is $1295.00 for the Proffesional version (which makes him not so cost efective for small farms) and $495.00 for Standard version.
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Oyedele Oyewumi Oyedele Oyewumi
Technical Marketing Manager
November 18, 2009

Feed formulation software for leastcost formulation are quite expensive especially for small- medium scale farmer in developing countries

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December 1, 2009
There is an alternative software for small farmers, and is the cheapest least cost formulation software on the market, at the moment is in spanish but is easy o learn, there is a freeware version and a demo version (price 90 US), is based in excel with advance programming. It can be downloaded in our company´s web page. I'm the developer of the program, so if you need assistance or more information please let me know.
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Peter Ngatia Peter Ngatia
Animal Nutritionist
August 26, 2010

A very enlightening article about feed formulation software. The major challenges that limit profitability in the animal industry is the fluctuation in feed prices . This worsen more during adverse wether conditions noting that bothman and animals compete oftenly for the same ingredients. The least cost formulations come in hand in such time as alternatertives can be sought to bridge the gaps.

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Jordache Jordache
Director
June 27, 2011
you can send me the link to download the freeware version and a demo version? i use best mix and i want to try also this program
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September 15, 2011

Hi Rossi,
I have read your article and the feed formulation software will be a good tool for teaching feeds and feeding. If I may not be asking for too much from you, I will appreciate a free copy of the software on "An introduction to Least cost feed formulation” for teaching purposes. On the alternative, where can I get it to buy? Look forward to a reply 

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Dr.D.Desinguraja Dr.D.Desinguraja
Animal Nutritionist
September 16, 2011

The Article is good. But Every thing with our Matrix Value in the Feed Formulation Software.

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March 9, 2012
The author should present demo version.
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Md. Zahangir Alom Md. Zahangir Alom
Biologist
October 30, 2014
How can I get the software
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Mritunjoy Paul Mritunjoy Paul
MS in Fisheries Management
May 15, 2016
The author should present demo version.
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Mritunjoy Paul Mritunjoy Paul
MS in Fisheries Management
May 15, 2016
How can I get the software
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Tariku Sefu Tufa Tariku Sefu Tufa
Animal Nutritionist
November 3, 2016
least cost feed formulation training very important for Africa and please develop the introduction of least-cost training martial for begner
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Tariku Sefu Tufa Tariku Sefu Tufa
Animal Nutritionist
November 3, 2016
please to this soft ware
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Robert Ouko Robert Ouko
BSc. Animal Science
November 26, 2016
for least cost formulation, I would go for MS Excel. It works magic for me. All these programmes used are nice, but for Excel its simple and anyone can master it.
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July 27, 2017
How i get software
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