Nutreco Feed Tech Challenge 2018

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OptiFeed - Intuitive, affordable, user-friendly feed formulation and optimization software

The idea was to develop a feed formulation software which could be very intuitive and affordable for every farm and for every home-mixers. 

Almost all software available on market is dedicated to professional feed mills with sophisticated features. They are very complicated, not user-friendly and very expensive. Normally you buy a “naked” version of the software and you have to pay extra for everything else like database, nutrition requirements for each species and others. Additionally, you pay extra once a year to renew your license. Sometimes it's too much. Especially for farmers with own feed mill.


Describe the problem your company wishes to solve and how your product or service will solve it

We see more and more home-mixers farmers (farmers that produce a feed for themselves at own small feed mill). This trend is rising up each year. Farmers actually see benefits of producing feed for themselves:

-you are much more flexible with quick changing diets in case of some problems

-profitability is significant when you buy raw materials for your own and produce own feed with; all feed mills margin stay in your pocket

-you know exactly what your animals are eating, you can buy real grains for your feed and avoid all by-products that you very often don’t know nutritional composition

-you can adjust your feed to own animals like veterinary treatments, management, weather conditions, breed and many others

With our software, farmers can very easy formulate own diet and because of we have used an advanced algorithm “least cost optimization” your feed will be cheapest as possible and your farm profitability rises.


Describe other business assistance that you are seeking from Nutreco

Nutreco has also premix production department Trouw Nutrition. This would be an ideal tool to develop our software with premix clients. 

This could be a win-win situation when a farmer buying Trouw premix is formulating feed for himself and sales department don’t have to spend time on formulating diets for everyone, every time. In some cases, sales department can just check if the recipes are ok.



Are you available to participate in the final event in the Netherlands 28, 29, and 30 May? All expenses will be covered by Nutreco


Describe how the prize - a validation trial in our facilities - could boost the development of your business

We have developed our software with 4 languages: English, Russian, Ukrainian, and Polish. The price would help us with translating our software to different languages like Spanish, German, French, and others.

Also, we have some nice ideas to implement in OptiFeed in future and price would help us to speed up the process.

As we are fresh start-up we don’t have a big budget for marketing. The price for sure would open opportunity to show OptiFeed to the World: exhibitions, advertisement, etc.





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teresa debesa 4 months ago

The idea has been progressed to the next milestone.

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weteryniarnia 4 months ago

This is what I am looking for!!!

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hodowca 4 months ago

Wow!!! Epic! I want one!

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dkallegro 4 months ago

Congrats!!! You have my vote!

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Justa 4 months ago

Thanks for this! I love it!

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nutritionist_PL 4 months ago

Nice software. good job!

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nutritionist king 4 months ago

you rules!!! you have my vote!

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pig specialist 4 months ago

good one!!! vote from me!!!

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Kowalski Jasiu 4 months ago

nice one! I have just download your DEMO version!

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Piotr Poultry Specialist 4 months ago

U R the Best!!! One vote from myself

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Piotr Kolek 4 months ago

just voted!!! like it

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Swine nutritionist 4 months ago

Wow, great job!!! OptiFeed looks fantastic. I have just downloaded the free DEMO version. Carry on!

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Paul Brown 1 4 months ago

Indeed very nice program. 1 vote from me

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Feed Mill nutritionist 4 months ago

I hope you will win FeedTech Challenge!!!

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Kawayashi Mike 4 months ago

good one!!! I am voting for you

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Poultry Big Boss 4 months ago

Good job! OptiFeed does the job!

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teresa debesa 4 months ago

The idea has been progressed to the next milestone.

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Khalil Safaei 4 months ago

well done!

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Khalil Safaei 4 months ago

Nice idea!

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teresa debesa 4 months ago

Status label added: Full business case submitted

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Mario Miranda Lavarello 4 months ago

excellent attitude guys !!, linear programming softwares are the best cost effective solution either for a feed mill owner, or a farmer who mixes diferent raw materials to feed their stock...I think one of the most important is the constant feedback of the nutritional values of the set of raw materials included, as well the user friendly interface....., good project !!

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David Kolacz 3 months ago

Thank you, Mario!
Indeed we also think that the interface has to be user-friendly. We are the nutritionist and we have created that way to be very intuitive work on feed formulation suppose to be easy and pleasant.
If you would like to get free demo version or some more information about software and collaboration, please feel free to contact me directly at my email

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Mario Miranda Lavarello 3 months ago

Many thanks david !! Indeed I will...all the best !!

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