Importance of FCR for Farmer

From many years livestock industry is moving towards efficient ways of feed utilization in order to maximize the output product. To achieve this livestock industry needs dependable indicators to figure out the performance of livestock after ingesting the feed. Means how efficiently livestock has converted the feed into desired product. For example if animals are raised for meat then desired output product is flesh. In case of dairy farm the desired output product is milk. While in case of layer farming the output is egg production.

FCR importence in farming

Feed efficiency is generally divided in two categories

  • Feed Conversion Efficiency (FCE)

 

  • Feed Conversion Ratio (FCR)

FCR is mostly used in poultry. It is the ratio of feed taken by a bird to the live weight. FCR is a unit less quantity and a ratio of 1:1 is considered to be ideal in poultry. A bird with low FCR is considered to be efficient in producing live weight.

Why Do Farmers Need to Find FCR?

FCR is basically a guideline which helps farmers to save the feed cost and gets maximum live weight. By using FCR the farmers will be able to:

  • Compare the birds in terms of feed conversion. i.e efficient feed converter or poor feed converter
  • Compare various feeds in terms of efficiency
  • Determine the required amount of feed a bird needs in it’s complete growing cycle
  • Determine the cost of feed

How Can Farmers Achieve an Ideal FCR?

As we know small variation in FCR may result in financial penalty. So in order to achieve an ideal FCR, first we need to understand where the problems exist. I mean which factors can affect the FCR.

Feed Management from Brooding to Adult

Brooding period (1st 7 to 10 days) is crucial. During this period heat loss of body is very low or almost zero. So birds can utilize maximum feed.

By providing an adequate feeding amount and space to chicks, farmers can achieve good FCR. Following steps can be advantageous for best results.

  • Height of feeders should be adjusted regularly according to bird size. So it can access the feed easily
  • It’s important to fill the feeders with expected intake of the bird. Excessive filling causes the feed wastage and results in high FCR

NAVfarm ERP software provides full control over the feed. By using NAVfarm ERP software the farmers can  monitor feed requirement according to diet. It provides   weight and food graphs based on  flock  and available feed space. This feature assists farmers to understand the feed requirement on a daily or weekly cycle.

In addition to this feed casting feature of NAV help farmers to observe the FCR results even if they have more than one farm. They can also see separate results for each farm.

Temperature Impacts Feed Intake

Temperature is another important entity that impact FCR. If temperature increases more than comfortable level of the bird. The bird will reduce the feed intake. Hence growth becomes slow and FCR increases. On the other hand if temperature decreases than comfort level of bird. Bird will take more feed to maintain body temperature and growth will be slow. So by maintaining the temperature farmers can reach to an ideal level.

Hatchery  management  system  of  NAVfarm  help  farmers  to  keep  a  close  eye  on  various parameters  including  temperature  from  incubators  to  adult  chicken.  The  mobile  application provides  a  real-time  information  and  alert  farmers  in  case  of  any  danger.  So  increase your productivity with NAVfarm software.

Precise Nutrients in Feeding

It is necessary to keep the feeding process according to bird’s requirements. Today with the help of technology and research we can determine the exact requirement of amino acids in feed. If farmers maintain high precision of amino acids in the feed, it is possible to transmute all protein into flesh. Hence maximum live weight can be achieved.

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Improve Your Dairy Distribution With NavFarm

Improve Your Dairy Distribution With NavFarm
Prudence Technology takes pride in revolutionizing agriculture through cutting edge technology that is NAVFARM. The application is merely a tool to make the whole experience much easier while improving the farms. NAVFARM is one of the reasons to work with prudence technology for the improvement of the livestock farming. On top of that, we, the prudence team, have found it necessary to provide support for dairy and distribution of the bi products. We understand how delicate this area is and it is our joy to present to ways to improve the sector.

MICROSOFT DYNAMICS NAV
Thanks to Microsoft, we Integrate Microsoft Dynamics NAV for your dairy business to offer flexibility and easy solutions to enable growth. The implementation of the suite brings all the moving parts of the business under one control. From marketing, distribution to project planning, any dairy farmer will secure the business with Microsoft dynamics NAV. Let the change be permanent with this service.

MAINTAINING QUALITY
In terms of quality, we never compromise. Any business to us is an investment that we take to the next level. The dairy distribution requires special attention. The products from this area of livestock farming are highly vulnerable. It is therefore up to us, to educate and provide the necessary technology to make sure that the farmers do not incur losses due to substandard quality.

LIVESTOCK AND FEED MANAGEMENT.
Just like the bi-products of Dairy farming, Dairy livestock needs special kind of treatment as well. We help with this kind of work. By spreading the word on the breed type, feeding strategies, ingredients needed and so on, we ensure that the dairy distribution never stops. Apart from that, livestock and feed management also includes income and expenses. NAVFARM is aimed at supporting proper record-keeping for better business.

THE WAY TO SIMPLICITY
We have the best interests at heart. Businesses into dairy farming and other types of livestock farming get business oriented solutions to make organizations understand the business needs. The ERP systems are insightful for better decision making all directed to making dairy farming simple and efficient. With us, it is possible monitor growth and analyze what is lacking to make the practice prosper.

Dairy distribution does not have to be one of those areas to avoid when taking up livestock farming. NAVFARM should be your leading partner throughout the journey. Step by step, theses services will be offered to increase milk yield and enable a successful dairy business. Come experience our services and let us do the heavy lifting for you.