Feed Strategy - February 2018 - 36
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New features increase optimization,
improve regulatory compliance and
s the feed industry continues to change and
become a more prominent part of food safety
and sustainability, technology is also changing
and providing a way to ensure that feed mills successfully fulfill this responsibility.
At its core, animal feed formulation software combines the nutritional requirement and ingredient cost of a
recipe to help feed mills purchase the highest quality ingredients at the most affordable cost. It uses a mathematical engine that provides ingredient price changes in realtime and allows for a set of constraints to the formula.
At its pinnacle, formulation software helps feed mills
stay in compliance with regulations, improve efficiency
in formulation and operations, and provide opportunities
to be more sustainable with precision nutrition.
Ensuring feed safety in a global industry
"Feed formulation software is no longer just about mak-
ing feed," said Adifo BESTMIX product manager Lynn
Verstrepen. "The complexity of legislation on food safety,
declaration and hazardous materials in an ever-globalizing
industry has grown stronger over the last couple of years."
For example, today's software takes into account challenges such as legal labeling differences around the world.
"We use smart labeling tools that enable users
across the globe to make fully compliant labels in a
completely automated process," Verstrepen said.
Feed mills can implement and update international
legislations and local rules without going into a manual
and cumbersome tag-creation process.
For example, the new Veterinary Feed Directive
(VFD) in the United States affects the content of tags for
feed and premix that is delivered to the United States. A
smart labeling tool will allow companies to be quickly
compliant with new legislation and will require less time
than manually creating tags. It also decreases the risk of
human error while developing tags that meet
regulations for individual regions.
FEED FORMULATION SOFTWARE
COMPANIES utilize data, analytics
and nutrient research to deliver
powerful, connected digital tools.
Optimizing tools to
make smarter decisions
"Our roadmap for software is very much
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