MEGAMIX Group participated in the largest event of the Russian animal husbandry sector – 13th International Fair of Breeding and Production and Processing Technologies for Animal Husbandry Products – AgroFarm-2019 – that took place on February 5-7, 2019.
During the event the Company presented its latest innovations.
MEGAMIX Group became the first in Russia to present diet optimization and farm management software NDS Professional based on CNCPS 6.55 model (Cornell University, USA) with linear and non-linear optimization. The software is designed to support acting ruminant nutritionists, help with feeding management and making important decisions on-site.
Gennadiy Selivanov, production manager and nutritionist at MEGAMIX, gave more details on NDS Professional:
“It is modern software with the largest number of diet calculation options possible. Its advantages include not only a linear optimizer but also a nonlinear simplex. This means that now the software takes into account digestibility by hours in diet formulation (e.g. for NDF). Thus, we get the optimal ratio of proteins and carbohydrates in a diet which provides maximum energy and protein utilization by a cow during digestion. This, in turn, provides optimal milk production and weight gain in case of young animals.”
Another innovation presented at the fair was a unique product designed by MEGAMIX Group specialists – MegaLife Drench with optimal balance of available calcium and highly digestible energy allowing quick recovery of animals after calving and development of efficient rumen microflora.
Vladimir Sushkov, nutritionist at MEGAMIX, reported:
“It is not a wish of the company but a forced need to prolong productive life of cows. Since genotypes are very complicated today, highly productive cows are very demanding in terms of mineral metabolism. Postpartum complication reduction and mineral metabolism recovery are goals achieved by MegaLife Drench. When we applied forced drenching to solve the issues of ketosis and milk fever and to recover rumen microflora, we saw effective results immediately.”
The Company’s booth traditionally became a platform for negotiations: many business meetings took place during the event and each visitor consulted leading experts in the industry.
MEGAMIX thanks all visitors and partners for fruitful cooperation at the fair!