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Use the feed mixing technology interface

Required: fodjan Pro | Required user rights to set up the interface: Owner or Admin

The feed mixer interface in fodjan helps you to evaluate the results of actual feeding and thus draw conclusions for your planning data in the feed groups and rations. In the following you will learn:

  • which interfaces are currently available
  • how to set them up and use them successfully
  • how to save documentation effort
  • and see evaluations e.g. on feed intake and mixing accuracy directly in fodjan
  1. In the left menu, go to Administration > Interfaces.
  2. On the right-hand side you will see the category feed mixing technology. There, click on the fodder mixing technique for which you want to activate an interface.
  1. You will be shown detailed instructions on how to set up the feed mixer interface. Follow these instructions and then select the “Activate” button.

Once the interface has been successfully set up, follow the instructions that you will already find under Administration > Interfaces to your feed mixer manufacturer. However, the basic procedure remains the same for almost all manufacturers:

  1. The current rations are exported to the feed mixer or scale at the beginning of a ration change (more on exporting rations in the following section).
  2. Then feed as usual with the support of the mixing technology or weighing equipment.
  3. Afterwards, you import the data manually or automatically back into fodjan on a regular basis (we recommend weekly) – depending on the interface (see Administration > Interfaces).
  4. You can then transfer the data to the documentation and view evaluations of it, e.g. in the mixing accuracy and feeding controlling.

In order to transfer your current rations (especially after ration adjustments) to your feed mixing technology, you must export them from fodjan. You can export individual or all rations.

Export a single ration
  1. Go to Rations > Overview in the left menu.
  2. Go to the group containing the ration you want to export to the feed mixing technique.
  3. Select the ration you want to export to the feed mixing technique.
  4. Go to the feed mixing technique icon in the header of the ration.
  1. A small window opens. Go to the button “Export” under the corresponding fodder mixing technique.

Note: Before exporting, pay attention to the set mixing order.

You have now downloaded the ration and can transfer it to your feed mixing technology. You can also find the instructions for each interface again under Administration > Interfaces under the corresponding interface.

Export of all current rations

Note: This way all rations with a current feeding date are exported (all rations that are currently in feeding).

  1. Go to Rations > Overview in the left menu.
  2. Click on the button “Export rations” at the top.
  1. Go to the “Export” button under the corresponding forage mixing technique.

You have now downloaded the ration and can transfer it to your feed mixing technology. You can also find the instructions for each interface again under Administration > Interfaces under the corresponding interface.

After feeding, you can then import the data from the feed mixing technology back into fodjan. For the non-automatic interfaces, we recommend doing this weekly.

This means that not only can the planned feeding be viewed in fodjan, but extended documentation and evaluation can also be carried out at the following points:

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