Create feed plans when using a farm management program

Before creating the feed plans

  1. Make sure all necessary requirements are met:

    • The cow feed station is mounted

    • The VPU is installed and configured

    • The readers are installed and configured

    • One of the following Behavior Components is in your license:

      • Feed station without backgate

      • Feed station with backgate

      • In parlour feeding herringbone

    • The Behavior Component 'Cow feeder' is installed and configured

    • The Behavior Component 'Parlour feeding' is installed and configured when feeding in the milk parlor is also necessary.

  2. Make sure all cows are in Nedap Velos, and coupled to a Tag.

Create the feed plans

  1. Set the feed types. Make sure the number of feed types in Nedap Velos is equal to the number of feed types in your Farm Management Program. 1 Feed type is already set up in Nedap Velos. To add feed types, follow the instructions in Add feed types.

  2. Set the silos. Make sure the number of silos in Nedap Velos is equal to the number of silos in your Farm Management Program. 1 Silo is already set up in Nedap Velos. To add silos, follow the instructions in Add silos.

  3. Set the feed plans. At least 1 feed plan must be set up in Nedap Velos. Use the default feed plan in Nedap Velos to do this. The only necessary data to setup are:

    1. The spreading of the feed distribution, see Define the spreading.

    2. The limits of the feed distribution, see Define the limits. Always define them manually in Nedap Velos, even when they are already set in your Farm Management Program.

If desired, more feed plans can be added manually, see Add a new feed plan. This can be necessary when for example:

When you make changes in the feed plans in your Farm Management Program, do not forget to change the same settings in Nedap Velos. Changes take effect after the next feed start.


After creating the feed plans

After the feed plan is set up, follow the next steps:

  1. Run the Farm Management Program.

  2. Set the feed start.

  3. Activate feed balance attentions.

  4. If applicable, activate feeding the milk parlor, see How do I activate feeding in the milk parlor?.