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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June 23, 2018
it for reducing cost of production
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December 27, 2018

I would like to try the program. Can I?

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Elsayed Mickdam Elsayed Mickdam
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
January 24, 2019

What is the best software and how can I get it?

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Rogelio Beltran Rogelio Beltran
Agro Engineer Zootechnist
April 20, 2019

Elsayed Mickdam, It depends on what you need from the software, and how you are going to use it and what species you need to formulate for:

a. Personal use vs Profesional (Consultant) vs Feed Plant use

b. Ruminants (Ration balancing on dry matter basis) vs Non ruminants (Complete feed formulation on as feed basis).

You will need to try the demo version and choose the one you feel comfortable with.

For complete feed formulation:
WinFeed, SysnovaFeed(Free), FeedAcces (Free, online) FeedLive, AFOS. There are other software mainly used at feed plant level like Brill, Alix, Bestmix, WinMix.

For dairy cattle:
NDS, AMTS,Spartan 3, FeedExpert, DinaMilk

I personally like AFOS for feed formulation because is not too expensive and have a good funcionalities. WinFeed is also a good one to start but you will need to enter nutritional requirements and feed composition information.

The one mentioned in the original article (Feedsoft), was very good but is not available anymore.

There are a lot more I just mention a few of them

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June 5, 2020
Rogelio Beltran how i get the best soft ware
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Rogelio Beltran Rogelio Beltran
Agro Engineer Zootechnist
June 25, 2020
Adnan albayaty ,
Please contact me in gmail at rogebelra@
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February 20, 2019
Fish feed formulations
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April 21, 2019
Interested in poultry least-cost Feedformulation software
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Rogelio Beltran Rogelio Beltran
Agro Engineer Zootechnist
May 2, 2019
DR ABUBAKAR GENE ,
Try WinFeed 2.8 (http://www.winfeed.com) wich is not expensive, AFOS (http://animalfeedsoftware.com/index.php) has 3 different versions, in general is not expensive, SysnovaFeed ( https://www.sysnova.com/SysnovaFeed), is free. Contact me if you need more help.
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April 22, 2019
Thanks for your explanation. I am a familiar in poultry ration formulation. as you said we need to know more about the animal requirement mainly minerals, mineral ratio such as ca:p and Na: Cl, and DEB,.... and of-course the chicken species
Thanks again for your information which it is very valuable especially the software.
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April 22, 2019
Let me know the least cost formulation software for aquaculture.
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Rogelio Beltran Rogelio Beltran
Agro Engineer Zootechnist
May 2, 2019
K. Indira , you can use any software available commercially. Depending what you need that software can be very simple or more complete. Try WinFeed 2.8 (http://www.winfeed.com) wich is not expensive, AFOS (http://animalfeedsoftware.com/index.php) has 3 different versions, in general is not expensive, SysnovaFeed ( https://www.sysnova.com/SysnovaFeed), is free. There are a lot more.
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May 19, 2020
thank you
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