How to Add Your Own Forage to FeedXL
Did you know that with your Standard or Premium plan, you can add your own hay with complete data to FeedXL?
The easiest way to do this is to upload an Equi-Analytical XML forage analysis file and FeedXL will add all the data for you.
To learn about Equi-Analytical and their forage analyses, visit their website here. We recommend either the (601) Equi-Tech package ($26/analysis) or the (604) Equine Complete package ($79). When testing pasture or hay, we also suggest you have Selenium tested for an additional $35.
If you have an analysis from another lab or you only have the PDF file from Equi-Analytical, the video below will show you how to add the data to your hay so you can use it in your FeedXL diets immediately (and don’t have to wait for one of us here at FeedXL to enter data for you).
Some things to keep in mind:
- Use the ‘As Sampled’ data and not the ‘Dry Matter’ data.
- Watch the per amount unit. The data in this example is given per 1 lb. If your analysis is in a different unit (e.g. per 1 kg) change to the appropriate unit.
- Watch your units on each nutrient, they can vary.
- The hay will show ‘Waiting for Data’ in its name until we accept it as a private ingredient. BUT, you can still use the hay in your diets, it will work perfectly!
Water Analysis? To have water analysis results added to FeedXL, simply email them to email@example.com
Watch this video for a step-by-step tutorial on how to add your own forage:
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