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Checking Diet Tool
Solution name: Checking Diet Tool
Aim: To provide advisors and even farmers with a tool to check a ration and to correct it if required.
Excel Tool. It is a basic ration program that calculates the requirements of sheep and goats in different production status and levels. It provides data regarding the nutritional value of more than 100 feedstuffs.
It uses the equations to assess the nutritional requirements from the Spanish system (FEDNA), INRA and ARC. Very easy and intuitive to use. It also contains some complementary commercial food products (NOVALAC MODEL from NANTA S.A., Spain) such as glycogenic and ketogenic nutrients, Rapid Fermentable Carbohydrates, Rumen Health parameters (Acid Load, Rumia Index), which can be very useful to reach nutritional objectives.
There are videos available explaining the use of the tool, to help the user.
Animal Category: Ewe/Goat
Issue: Knowledge of nutrition requirements
Level of Solution: Practical
How to implement
First, a (free) file must be downloaded in the computer, and then it can be used.
- Improvement of the current diet of animals
- Simulations of rations or compound feed composition
- Possibility to advice farmers regarding diets
- Healthier flock and higher animal performances
Prerequisites and/or limits
- Windows 10
- Excel 2016