Avery Weigh-Tronix introduces Feed Foreman Ration Management Software, designed for feeding efficiency and increased profitability.
Feed Foreman allows producers to calculate true feed costs with the ability to adjust rations as needed for maximum profitability. Users also can make daily feeding adjustments based on percentage or head count. This real-time, accurate data not only improves herd health but also eliminates costly inaccuracies and/or feed waste.
The new system consists of two components. One is the Feed Foreman software for the company's user-friendly Model 3060 touch-screen indicator. The other is Feed Foreman PC software that can be loaded on operators' computers.
Combined with Avery Weigh-Tronix's XLR-12 Remote display, the Feed Foreman system is ideal for use as a midrange feed management system for any size operation. For applications that require additional performance features, the system can be easily upgraded to interface with Feed Watch by Valley Ag Software (VAS).
"Feed Foreman bridges the gap between basic and high-end ration management solutions, allowing our customers to drive profitability through increased process efficiency," said Billy Folkerts, agricultural product manager for Avery Weigh-Tronix. "By eliminating manual calculations, Feed Foreman saves time and money by minimizing costly errors, all while ensuring the highest degree of accuracy and feeding the ration your nutritionist developed. This enables producers to maintain profitability by quickly responding to market volatility in prices for their feed inputs and end product."
Feed Foreman provides enhanced performance capabilities through the following benefits:
Intuitive touchscreen provides simple operation.
Four easily customized batching options include batch recipes by pen, premix batch by size, batch recipe by load size, and batch by auto-sizing based on first ingredient.
Automatic modification of ration quantities can be cone with simple adjustment of pen feedings per day, head count or dry matter intake (DMI).
Sysstem is pre-loaded with 82 of the most commonly used ingredients, including baseline chemistry references.
Customized reports ensure feeder accountability by displaying feeding and mix errors.
Easily transfer feeding data to Feed Foreman PC with a USB stick.
Feed Foreman ration management software is ideal for many applications, including but not limited to beef feedlots and dairies.