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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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+).
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.
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%!
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
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- The linear optimization provides shadow prices and identifies the most limiting constraints. Subscriptions can be purchased for multiple years (locking in current prices).
- Use the genetic algorithm optimization to maximize Income over Feed Costs or minimize Feed Cost. The Advanced Optimizer essentially works to Breed a Better Diet!
- The basic program with the addition of a least-cost optimizer on the Mix screen that allows you to balance for major chemical composition, minerals/vitamins, and additives. Preview the mix in diets before accepting the final formulation!
- Adds the power of the Advanced Optimizer AND the Mix Optimizer together for one low price. Users get the most advanced formulation power available! Find out how much you have been leaving on the table; bundle and save.
|Single invoice purchase of AMTS.Farm.Small Ruminants Suite of products||Discount|
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|Single invoice purchase 25-49 site licenses||15% Discount|
|Single invoice purchase 50-99 site licenses||20% Discount|
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