Designed specifically for feedlot or custom growing operations, AMTS.GrowingCattle uniquely considers economic factors in relation to feeding decisions to assist in profitable outcome based decisions.
AMTS.GrowingCattle uses equations from the Beef NRC, 1984; Beef NRC, 2000; and Dairy NRC, 2001. Similar in some ways to our foundation program AMTS.Cattle.Pro, AMTS.GrowingCattle takes into consideration factors that will influence the rate of gain and characteristics associated with rate of gain. Users can build templates that will apply the environmental factors affecting the animals' requirements depending on the month. Feeds for use in the feedlot are pulled from the extensive AMTS feed library based on the Cornell Net Carbohydrate and Protein System (CNCPS) feed library. Users are also able to create and apply economic templates that are built around purchase and sale prices, interest rates, fees, and other costs associated with raising animals. Using the feed information, recipes are created for different cattle pens.
Animals being raised for returns based on growth present a different challenge for nutritionists
animals being raised for other purposes. The diet is usually a fairly set combination of ingredients. Profitability of an animals group can hinge on small differences of feed characteristics and environmental conditions. AMTS.GrowingCattle is unique in the industry in that it takes the traditional approach to examination of feed and environmental factors while also adding an economic layer. Producers can look at their inputs and run profit analyses under varying economic situations to help them make diet
and determine optimal sale time. They can project the profitability of a group of animals given feed, environment, and cost. Producers can use this knowledge to make the best deal when considering purchase, sale, and feeding decisions.
The Cattle screen is the primary work screen. There, each feeding group of animals can be analyzed for feed use, profit summary, profit projection, and period costs. Changing inputs will allow growers to run "what if" scenarios that will assist them in making selling decisions based differing market factors.
AMTS adds AMTS.GrowingCattle to the
of AMTS software products. From mill to mouth, we strive to supply the nutritionist and consultant with science-based tools focused on managing and achieving optimal resource use and farm viability. For more information, see
Remember your ration is only as good as the information you or your nutritionist enter into the model. Test your forages and grains regularly to balance your diet and keep an eye on changes. For routine testing, we recommend our NIR packages such as the (321) Forage NIR Prime or the (327) Forage NIR Pro. When looking to troubleshoot, we recommend the (11) Ration Balancer or (311) Ration Balancer Plus. Contact us if you have any questions or would like more information!