This website offers professional Ration Evaluation and Formulation Software (REAFS) with an educational focus for the following types of domestic animals: Beef, Canine, Chickens (Broilers & Layers), Dairy, Duck, Feline, Fish (rainbow trout & channel catfish), Goat (meat & dairy), Horse, New World Camelid, Rabbit, Sheep, Swine. REAFS offers the same features found in other professional ration formlation software: 1. It uses current formulas to predict nutrient targets (requirements) based on inputs of animal, environment, and management factors. 2. It contains an updatable Feed Table from which feedstuff selections are made. 3. Feed prices can be updated en masse from a central site via the internet or individually. 4. Blends/Mixes/Composites can be made and stored. 5. An optimizer is available for all 14 software items. REAFS has many unique features: 1. The programs are MOBILE! A companion product is available to install on smartphones. This enables users to collect and verify input data in front of their subjects (the animals). Collected data can then be imported to the full-featured programs for ration evaluation and formulation. 2. The programs are intended to be a learning tool. Extensive use of comments offer information about feedstuffs, nutrients and calculations as the user progresses through the activities of ration evaluation or formulation. 3. The programs for each of the 14 animal types operate using the same buttons and function keys so that users can move efficiently from one animal type to another. 4. The printouts display predicted nutrient targets (requirements) next to ration nutrient totals. Ration nutrient totals that are outside an acceptable range relative to the target are highlighted in red (or yellow) on the computer display and are boxed on printouts. 5. All software is WholeFarm/WholeEnterprise based so that calculations can be made of manure production, feedstuff inventories, and profitability for the entire animal enterprise. 6. Using REAFS, students can determine and compare FEED CONVERSION RATIOS and other measures of feed efficiency for food producing animals.
Software may be purchased for $45 per item per semester per institution. All 14 REAFS may be purchased for $350 per semester per institution. An institution need make only one purchase and copies may be made for all enrolled students.
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