This website offers professional Ration Evaluation and Formulation Software (REAFSTM) with an educational focus for 14 types of domestic animals.
REAFSTM is a sponsor-funded software source for the applied feeds, feeding and animal nutrition classroom. Semester-long licenses are available to educational institutions at no charge. The institution's name will be present on the software and copies may be made and distributed to anyone enrolled at that institution. There is no restriction on the number of copies that may be made. Licenses expire at the end of the semester to ensure that the versions of REAFSTM in use are the most current available. Licenses may be renewed. A list of institutions that have requested and received licenses for REAFS may be found at the bottom of this page.
Sponsors of REAFSTM are not only supporting the education of future animal industry professionals--they are reaching a targeted, engaged audience. Corporations considering sponsorship are encouraged to request licenses to verify that REAFSTM products meet their highest standards of quality.
REAFSTM offers the same features found in other professional ration formulation software: 1. REAFSTM uses current formulas to predict nutrient targets (requirements) based on inputs of animal, environment, and management factors. Nutrient relationships, performance predictions and income over feed cost are calculated. 2. Each user populates his/her own Feed Table with feedstuffs downloaded from the Feed Records page of RationFormulation.com. Sponsor information accompanies the nutrient values. At present, there are over 1,000 feedstuffs to choose from. 3. Feed prices can be updated using current prices downloaded from the Feed Prices page of RationFormulation.com or can be updated by the user with local prices. 4. Blends/Mixes/Composites can be made and stored. 5. An optimizer is available for all 14 software items. REAFSTM has many unique features: 1. The programs are MOBILE! A companion product is available to install on smartphones. This enables users to collect and verify input data in front of their subjects (the animals). Collected data can then be imported to the full-featured programs for ration evaluation and formulation. 2. The programs for each of the 14 animal types operate using the same buttons and function keys so that users can move efficiently from one animal type to another. 4. The printouts display predicted nutrient targets (requirements) next to ration nutrient totals. Ration nutrient totals that are outside an acceptable range relative to the target are highlighted in red (or yellow) on the computer display and are boxed on printouts. 5. All software is WholeFarm/WholeEnterprise based so that calculations can be made of manure production, feedstuff inventories, and profitability for the entire animal enterprise.
Educators, please use the top section of the Contact Me page to request a REAFSTM license. Licenses requested at this time will expire December 31, 2016.
Sponsors, please use the bottom section of the Contact Me page to purchase a 12 month sponsorship of REAFSTM.
Thank you. Institutions that have requested and received licenses for REAFS: Berry College (Georgia), California State at Chico, Iowa State University, Kansas State University, University of Kentucky, Laredo Independent School District (Texas), Michigan State University, Montana State University, Sam Houston State University, Sheridan College (Wyoming), Sul Ross State University (Texas State University), Tianjin Agricultural University (China), Universidad National San Luis Gonzaga (Peru), University of Connecticut, University of Georgia, University of Idaho, University of Illinois, University of Sydney (Australia), University of Wisconsin at Platteville, Utah State University, Washington State University.