Feed costs vary widely from season to season; it is
often possible for farmers to realize substantial savings
through wise selection of the feed ingredients used to
formulate complete diets.
Least-cost formulation of feed mixtures makes it
possible to use computers to select the correct amounts of
competitively priced feed ingredients that will combine to
fully satisfy the nutrient requirements of a specific type
of animal at a particular stage of development. This
program can help farmers successfully formulate diets
that yield maximum production at the lowest possible cost.