Poultry producers from around the world continue to struggle as feed processing becomes a more challenging task than ever. Price volatility in basic feed ingredients, newer raw materials, improved technology and an increase in demand to meet the needs of the world population. Things just don’t seem to get simpler for feed producers.
While these challenges come with their own consequences, technological advancements have allowed feed producers to solve these challenges, one at a time. A comprehensive poultry software can be a game changer here, helping the farmers find solutions to the ever existing problems.
Let’s look at some of these challenges and how a poultry software solution can be the deal breaker in terms of improved productivity in poultry production.
Stock: Tracking and Maintenance
For poultry feed producers, keeping a well maintained inventory of raw materials required for feed formulation plays an important role. A well managed inventory leads to better planning and implementation. A poultry software can track and monitor the stock in the inventory, allowing the producers to plan at a pre-order level for their feed.
Additionally, an integrated poultry management software can help detect and capture excessive moisture or any form of leakage in the inventory, preventing additional losses.
Data: A Boon for Feed Producers
Feed mills process thousands of tons of feed on a daily basis and data can play a major role in optimising the way feed production is planned. However, it is very unlikely that every feed producer can track and monitor this huge amount of data that is available. This is where a poultry software can make a huge difference.
- A poultry management system can track data and allow better feed formulation from the data records available.
- Data analysis also enables better stock maintenance, allowing the feed mill owners to plan production and subsequently plan for the ingredient requirement.
- Feed combination is one of the key factors for a successful feed production process. Historical data can provide useful information, allowing feed producers to understand which is the best feed combination to work with.
Least Cost Formulation
At its core, a feed production unit needs to have a least-cost feed formulation defined in order to find the perfect combination of feed ingredients to provide the poultry with a balanced nutrition.
A perfect idea of raw materials required with a pre-order level planning. Improved inventory maintenance and the correct feed combination enables feed mill owners to arrive at the right least-cost feed formulation.
With a comprehensive poultry management software, analyzing, and monitoring each of these factors becomes a seamless process, resulting in a productive output in terms of least-cost formulation.
Feed Forecast: Reduce Wastage & Additional Costs
Feed production planning is a well defined process which involves various factors that come into consideration. With the information about bird stock available in Breeder / Broiler / Layer birds, production capacity, feed inventory (based on the bird stock) and the feed intake mapping with standard values defined, feed production can be planned precisely.
A comprehensive poultry software like Livine, allows precise planning, which results in less wastage and reduced logistical costing for the feed that could go waste due to a lesser shelf life.
Requirement / Raw Material Planning
Maintaining a healthy inventory of raw materials required for feed production becomes a cake walk if you can track your production requirements easily. With Livine, analyzing and calculating the feed production requirements is an easy task, which will allow owners to plan for the raw materials required. In other words, the poultry software solution allows feed producers to plan raw material procurement with precision, for an improved feed production.
Given the nature of the industry, feed manufacturers have always had a plethora of concerns at the centre of production, cost & competition. Feed processing has never been a gold mine and it is highly unlikely that it is going to be one soon. Though it is impossible to predict the next big issue for poultry production, staying ahead of the curve and preparing for the worst to come is the way to go. A fully integrated, seamless to use poultry management solution, like Livine, can play a major role in ensuring an improved feed productivity in feed mills.