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AMTS.Farm.Small Ruminants products

Developed for progressive sheep and goat nutritionists, mill operators, and feed industry professionals. The entire AMTS software suite uses the latest development tools with direct input from feed industry professionals from around the world.

AMTS.Farm.Small Ruminants

Cattle.Farm.Small Ruminants is sold on subscription basis and includes free support and free updates. Updates are made continuously and new versions are released regularly (3-4 times annually). The ability to perform least cost optimization using a linear optimizer is standard with .Small Ruminants.

AMTS.Farm.Small Ruminants(ao)

This optional upgrade allows you to perform both linear and genetic algorithm diet optimization. By breeding for a better diet you are allowed to maximize Income Over Feed Costs or Minimize Feed Cost. Read more below about optimization below.

AMTS.Farm.Small Ruminants(mo)

Available as an upgrade to the basic subscription, this tool allows you to least-cost optimize a mix to meet ingredient and nutrient constraints.

AMTS.Farm.Small Ruminants(ao+)

Combine all the features of AMTS.Farm.Small Ruminants(ao) and AMTS.Farm.Ruminants(mo) into one bundle to reach your highest formulation power! This package includes the linear optimizer, the linear mix optimizer, and the genetic optimizer in one subscription.

AMTS’s ration formulation models are based on the latest science available. AMTS.Farm.Small Ruminants uses the NRC (2007)* recommendations to formulate rations specifically for sheep and goats of all animal types: lactating, non-lactating, meat animals, lambs, and kids. 

You are busy. Our software is designed to be efficient. We believe that users should only have to enter data once. Digital data (such as feed library analyses) can be electronically imported. Templates allow you to load data for common inputs. AMTS.Farm.Small Ruminants uses the same intuitive, efficient format users of AMTS.Farm.Cattle are comfortable with. If you are creating rations for sheep, goats, AND cattle, use one program AMTS.Farm for all your ration balancing needs. Using AMTS.FBM, AMTS.Farm.Small Ruminants sheep and goat ration formulation software products can share data with major mill formulation programs. *The NRC 2007 Small Ruminants model is the primary source for requirements determination. Information from INRA, ARC, and research papers from Langston University, OK goat research unit were used in calculations. For determining supply, passage rate equations from the NRC were used with the rest of the equations coming from CNCPS 6.5.5.   

 

 

Time-Saving Benefits and Optimization

Farm / Lot Group Structures

The .Small Ruminant user interface utilizes a Farm/Barn/Group structure. Inputs that are common to a group (for example, temperature within a barn) are inputted once at the Barn/Lot level and inherited by all groups within that barn.

Data Imports
Import feed analysis data from participating labs
Recipe Updates

On many farms, the same base recipe is fed to multiple groups, differing only in the quantities offered. With .Small Ruminants, you can model the flock or tribe using Recipes; assign that recipe as a ration to different groups, change the intake for the group, and evaluate the results. When you make a change to the recipe, it updates the ration for all groups it is fed to.

Common Feed Library
Get all feeds available to be used on a farm in the same file. No time wasting need to re-input the same data between files.

Choose Optimization

AMTS.Farm.Small Ruminants offers two optimizers. Customers can choose to remain with the basic least-cost ration optimization that comes standard with the software or upgrade to the AMTS.Farm.Small Ruminants(ao). Customers can also upgrade the Mixes function to allow linear optimization of ingredients in AMTS.Farm.Small Ruminants(mo). To unlock full optimization power they can bundle into AMTS.Farm.Small Ruminants(ao+).

Standard Optimization

The basic subscription includes a linear optimizer that balances rations for a least cost solution with or without inclusion of limiting parameters such as inventory constraints, nutrient min/max considerations, et al. The linear optimization provides shadow prices and identifies the most limiting constraints.

Advanced Optimization

For an additional cost, AMTS.Farm.Small Ruminants offers a genetic algorithm optimizer, .Small Ruminants(ao). The Advanced Optimizer allows you to maximize Income Over Feed Costs or minimize Feed Cost. The genetic algorithm starts with a base diet and works to ‘breed’ a better diet. This method, unlike any other optimizer used today, gives you more decision-making control. As the optimizer works you can see the nutrient constraints that are presenting the most challenge. It also presents a number of solutions so that you then pick from these solutions the diet you think is best! In this way, you, the professional nutritionist, can see the best diet for the farm.

Additionally, this new optimizer has two objective functions: Minimize Cost OR Maximize Income Over Feed Costs. Our experience and research have shown improvements in income over feed costs as high as 10%. With today’s feed costs as high as they are, imagine the feedback from your clients if you can increase their IOFC 10%!

Mix Optimization

For an additional cost, AMTS.Farm.Small Ruminants(mo) offers the ability to perform a linear optimization of mix ingredients to develop a least-cost optimized mix that meets ingredient and nutrient constraints. It provides the user with a simple way to save cost on mixes while balancing for major chemical composition, minerals/vitamins, and additives.

Product Pricing and Bundle Discounts

We thrive on making AMTS Products the most trusted on the market. 

Single invoice purchase of AMTS.Farm.Small Ruminants Suite of products Discount
Single invoice purchase 5-14 site licenses 5% Discount
Single invoice purchase 15-24 site licenses 10% Discount
Single invoice purchase 25-49 site licenses 15% Discount
Single invoice purchase 50-99 site licenses 20% Discount
Single invoice purchase 100+ site licenses 25% Discount

AMTS accepts the following forms of payment:
Checks ($ USD) • Electronic Transfer ($ USD) • Credit card over the phone • Credit card on-line • PayPal
Questions regarding billing should be submitted via email to registration@agmodelsystems.com, or call 1.607.898.2141

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