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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Poultry Farming Management System Software

The agricultural sector is a very lucrative business when done right. For most, it is the source of livelihood for the past century. Even though the sector is profitable, it has much vulnerability. From livestock to poultry farming, the sector needs good and viable ERP systems to keep it going.

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Take poultry farming for instant. It is a broad sector that needs close monitoring and management to maximize profits. Poultry farming business needs hatchery management system for ease in managing and sustenance. There are many such systems and among them is the Navfarm, created by prudence technology. The mobile application for poultry is all you need to help your business succeed. It assists in;

  • Cost management

The ERP system helps cut and manage cost through providing feed delivery reports and allowing feed traceability. The poultry farmer is able to capture daily feed based on diet. It provides bird weight and food graphs as per the number of birds which assists to project the feed needed on a daily or weekly basis. It also helps save cost by planning transport schedules that help deliver on time and remain relevant in the supply chain.

  • Decision making

Poultry farming business requires top notch management in order to remain profitable. The chicken processing plant ERP systems offer analysis that helps in decision making. From planning, inventory keeping to sales marketing, the mobile application helps farmers and hatchery managers make decisions that will not only maximize profits but also increase production while maintaining healthy birds. The ERP system integrated with Microsoft dynamics helps to better understand their business and make more confident decisions.

  • Business analysis

Navfarm and other poultry farming management systems have proper and easy to use bookkeeping, food processing and distribution systems that help in report analysis. The system software tracks inputs, outputs payment and receipts per flock that is useful in business model analysis and provides quick solutions to problems.

  • Monitoring poultry farming

There are many stages of poultry farming, each stage requiring special attention than the other.  Hatchery management systems help keep a close eye at the incubators and monitor each stage of the development. The system is equipped with tools that provide relevant information at each stage. From the management of a day old chick to the management of a grandparent or parent chicken, the system will provide tons of information to handle your poultry. It also provides information to processing plants and slaughterhouses useful in business for inventory management and traceability.

The mobile application for poultry farming can also raise alarms in case of any issues and works on a real time basis, therefore, providing easy daily data capture and relevant reports. All these are the benefits of integrating ERP systems into poultry farming. Help plan and maximize profit with poultry farm management software like Navfarm.