AB Vista has launched a free tool to assist nutritionists as they formulate animal diets. The dietary fibre calculator uses average values of global raw materials to calculate the dietary fibre content (plus other more in-depth fibre parameters) of finished animal feed.
The calculator offers the option of entering up to 28 different raw materials, along with the daily total intake in kg, to show the fibre composition of the feed and the daily fibre intake in either a data or graphic view.
Xavière Rousseau, AB Vista Global Technical Support Manager, says: “As feed additive specialists, we know that the role of fibre in monogastric diets can be misunderstood and that achieving the optimum fibre fraction can be challenging, even for experienced nutritionists. We have designed this calculator to be a straightforward, easy to accessway to assess the total dietary fibre content of finished feed.”
The parameters within the calculator represent the values that are available within AB Vista’s new Dietary Fibre analysis service, part of the company’s comprehensive NIR offering.