FAO Dairy Ration Tool
Meeting the nutrient requirements of dairy animals using a balanced diet is vital for enhancing animal production, health and welfare, and farm profitability. The FAO Ration Formulation Tool for dairy cows assist cow keeping activities in formulating an optimum ration based on a set of available local fodder and feed ingredients based on declared animal requirement. It also calculates cost of feeding an animal on daily basis and return from milk.
The application is mainly designed for technicians looking for a simple and easy way to formulate a dairy ration. This tool will also be useful for cow keepers with basic computer knowledge with a short training for using the application. A user guide and a training material is provided to empower users of this tool.