Evaluate and improve feed health (FHE)

Feed health is an important element in keeping your animals healthy. That is why we have integrated a feed health evaluation (FHE) in fodjan, which helps you to evaluate your rations precisely in this regard and to find the adjusting screws for more feed health.

How does feed health evaluation affect other fodjan functions?

This FHE thus also feeds, for example, the ration suggestion “Healthier” or “Healthier and cheaper” in the fodjan app and in the assistant in fodjan Pro.  Where you can view the evaluation, how it is composed and how you can improve feed health with fodjan, you can read in the following.

What is the basis of your feed health evaluation?

How is the FHE value calculated? The basis for the calculation of the feed health is the feeding model or the settings in the feed groups.

You can already see the evaluation at each ration in the ration overview. To get to the ration overview, go to Rations > Overview in the left menu. Then select the desired feed group.

Mini indicators at the ration:

If a green straight bar appears on the left side of a ration, the requirements for the minerals in the ration are sufficiently fulfilled.

If a red-green bar appears on the left of a ration, the requirements for the minerals in the ration are not sufficiently fulfilled.

However, this bar does not display the whole forage health evaluation of the ration.

Speedometer in the ration:

In Pro, the total feed health score is displayed under each ration with the speedometer symbol. If the pointer here is on red, the ration fulfils the requirements for feed health only insufficiently.

Detail view of the feed health

When you click on a ration, you can select the “Feed health” tab at the top left. It will show you to which degree the requirements are fulfilled by which nutrient. Green means sufficient/good, red insufficient and grey marginal but sufficient.

You may see a notification “This ration does not comply with some feed group settings”. Then it is not possible to optimize the ration based on your entered ration. In this case, read the help article Notification: Settings of the feed group are not complied with

In the app, you can also see the feed health evaluation in the ration overview. If the feed health rating is red here, then the ration only insufficiently fulfils the requirements.

Below that you can click on “Show Details”. In the following view, you will see which nutrients fulfil the requirements to which degree (deficiency, surplus). For more information on a nutrient, you can also click on the nutrient.

In fodjan you have the opportunity to improve the feed health evaluation using the ration optimisation functions. In these functions, you will also see how other parameters (e.g., milk yield, costs, IOFC, etc.) change when optimising health:

  1. The Assistant in fodjan Pro (select the Assistant menu item in the left menu)
  1. New calculation (ration catalog) (you can find the ration catalog in the left menu under Rations > New calculation).
  1. In the app with the ration suggestions “Healthier” or “Healthier and cheaper”. Here you can find the ration suggestions in the app: select Feeding in the bottom menu
  • select feed group
  • select ration

Scroll down in the overview. There you will find the ration suggestions. You can scroll to the right and left in these ration suggestions and in this way, you will also find the “Healthier” or “Healthier and Low-Priced” ration suggestions.

More about ration optimisation you can also read here.

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See also

Create, edit and delete rations
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Change displayed nutrients of the ration
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What is „Milk yield per ration”?
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Edit minerals
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Page "Ration overview" in fodjan Pro – explained
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