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FeedLogic Corporation Announces Change in Leadership

By |May 26th, 2017|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 13, 2017

Willmar, MN –  FeedLogic Corporation (FeedLogic) has announced that effective January 30, 2017, Chief Executive Officer Andrew (Drew) Ryder has stepped down from his role as CEO and James Reining has assumed the role of CEO. Mr Ryder’s last day with the company was February 10, 2017. His future plans have not been disclosed at this time. The hiring of Mr. Reining concludes an extensive national search and interview process that began in November, 2016 by the FeedLogic board of directors.

Reining has spent most of his career in the petroleum equipment industry, culminating as the as the owner of Eagle Welding and Petroleum Equipment in St. Cloud Minnesota which he sold and is now operating successfully under new ownership. After selling his company, Mr. Reining and his wife spent time traveling but recently he felt he needed a new challenge and was looking for an opportunity when he discovered the FeedLogic position. Jude Conway, of the company’s board directors replied, ”we are quite pleased, that after months of reviewing resumes from all over the U.S. we found such a qualified candidate in our back yard.”

Mr. Reining, as the incoming CEO will assume responsibilities for managing all the day-to-day operations of Feedlogic including, sales, marketing, manufacturing and service of the company’s family of products used in the pork and poultry industries. His management of a company that fabricated and installed equipment, primarily in rural settings makes him well suited to take on the challenges at FeedLogic.

“FeedLogic has quality equipment and fantastic people working for it and I am honored to be chosen as its new leader, said James Reining.

About FeedLogic Corporation

FeedLogic Corporation is a provider of robotic and electronic feeding equipment and related products for swine and poultry production located in Willmar, Minn. Its flagship product is FEEDPro, an intelligent feed delivery unit where precise amounts of feed are automatically loaded and can be delivered to any feeder in any quantity.

FEEDLOGIC NAMED FINALIST FOR 15TH ANNUAL TEKNE AWARDS

By |October 3rd, 2014|

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MHTA to honor Minnesota’s top technology companies and individuals at the Nov. 13 awards ceremony

WILLMAR, Minn., October 2, 2014 – The Minnesota High Tech Association (MHTA) has named Feedlogic Corp. a finalist in the Ag and Food category for the 2014 Tekne Awards, which will be help at the Minneapolis Convention Center on Thursday, Nov. 13. The Tekne Awards honor Minnesota companies and individuals who have shown superior technology innovation and leadership.

Feedlogic is a pioneer in the development of intelligent feeding and farm monitoring solutions for producers and farm suppliers. Patented hardware and software products measure and execute production processes more precisely. Products include FEEDPro for livestock research applications, FeedSaver intelligent feeding systems for commercial livestock production, FeedMeter feed measurement systems, BlendTronic on-farm micro-ingredient application systems, FarmHub communication gateways, the MyFarm web portal, and Farmlitix data analytics software

“We’re very honored to be recognized by the MHTA for our innovation and vision in transforming the agricultural production landscape,” says Drew Ryder, President and Founder of Feedlogic Corp. “Our mission is to be a world leader in intelligent farming systems, including livestock monitoring, nutrition management, and predictive data analytics. We have a deep understanding of the challenges of farming, and are developing solutions where none previously existed.”

Presented by the MHTA, the Tekne Awards annually recognize Minnesota’s best and brightest technology users and developers in innovation, development, education, commercialization and management. A full list of finalists is available online at http://ww.tekneawards.org.

Recipients of the 2014 Tekne Awards will be announced at the award ceremony on November 13. The event will begin with a VIP reception at 4:30 p.m., followed by general registration and reception at 5 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m., and the awards ceremony at 7 p.m. The event will be emceed by Paul Douglas, author, entrepreneur and meteorologist.

To register for the 2014 Tekne Awards ceremony, visit http://www.mhta.org/event/teknew-awards// or contact Angela McLaughlin at angelam@mhta.org.

 

About Feedlogic

Founded in 2001, Feedlogic has over a decade of experience designing, building, and selling equipment and software targeted to agricultural production throughout the world. We work with customers to understand their needs, develop and implement the right solutions, and provide training to use our products to their fullest potential. Find out more online at http://www.feedlogic.com/

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About Minnesota High Tech Association (MHTA)

MHTA is an innovation and technology association united in fueling Minnesota’s prosperity. We help bring together the people of Minnesota’s technology ecosystem and lead the charge in directing technology issues to Minnesota’s state capitol. MHTA is the only membership organization that represents Minnesota’s entire technology-based economy. MHTA members include organizations of every size − involved in virtually every aspect of technology creation, production, application and education in Minnesota. Find out more online at http://www.mhta.org or follow MHTA on Twitter at http://twitter.com/MHTA.

 

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FeedPulse™ Data Reporting System

By |June 4th, 2013|

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 Contact: Drew Ryder, 320-222-3008, dryder@feedlogic.com

 Feedlogic Debuts FeedPulse™ Data Reporting System

 WILLMAR, Minn. June 3, 2013 — Feedlogic Corporation, a leading supplier of intelligent solutions for livestock production, has introduced the FeedPulse data reporting system to allow barn managers to monitor feed usage on a local terminal.

The FeedPulse system synchronizes data from Feedlogic’s FeedMeter feed monitoring system with any controller or terminal that can receive a pulse signal. As feed passes through a feed line, the FeedPulse module sends pulse signals to a local controller where feed usage data can be aggregated and reported.

Up to eight FeedMeters can be monitored simultaneously with one FeedPulse module, and the module can be connected to multiple controllers. This gives users flexibility in connectivity based on the size of the building and the number of feed lines being monitored.

The FeedPulse answers a need for instant access to feed usage data on site, particularly where limit feeding is occurring and it is important to know how much feed has passed through a line over a specific period of time. Users also still have the option to send feed usage data to Feedlogic’s MyFarm web services through an Internet connection to the site.

 About Feedlogic Corporation

Willmar, Minnesota-based Feedlogic Corp. is a pioneer in the development of intelligent feeding solutions which can provide livestock producers with real-time monitoring and management of feed. It offers a suite of products which combine patented hardware and software to measure production processes and execute more precisely. These products include FEEDPro for research applications, FeedSaver intelligent feeding systems for commercial production, FeedMeter feed measurement systems, BlendTronic micro-ingredient applicators, MultiSense monitoring systems, and the MyFarm network for managing production data.

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MultiSense™ Monitoring System

By |June 4th, 2013|

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 Contact: Drew Ryder, 320-222-3008, dryder@feedlogic.com

 Feedlogic Launches MultiSense™ Monitoring System

 WILLMAR, Minn. June 3, 2013

Feedlogic Corporation, a leading supplier of intelligent solutions for livestock production, has introduced the MultiSense wireless sensor platform for remote monitoring and reporting from livestock production facilities.

The MultiSense platform gives barn owners and managers a flexible system to monitor one or more sensors and systems at a facility, including temperature, humidity, water usage, propane or natural gas usage, manure levels, and gas levels (CO/CO2, methane, H2S, etc).

Key features of the MultiSense sensor platform include:

Can connect to digital, analog, or pulse type sensors.

  • Sensor reading frequency and reporting can be customized to each site.
  • Operates on a wireless “mesh” network, allowing multiple sensor platforms in multiple buildings connect back to one communication hub.
  • All sensor data is stored in an online database, allowing quick access to history for diagnostics or data analytics.
  • Intelligent alerting system allows multiple users to receive notifications tailored to individual sites.

The MultiSense platform comes standard with an interface to Feedlogic’s MyFarm web service. Its open database architecture also makes it easy to integrate with third-party software or hardware, giving an individual barn owner or an integrator with multiple sites the flexibility to consume the data in the format that works best for them.

About Feedlogic Corporation

Willmar, Minnesota-based Feedlogic Corp. is a pioneer in the development of intelligent feeding solutions which can provide livestock producers with real-time monitoring and management of feed. It offers a suite of products which combine patented hardware and software to measure production processes and execute more precisely. These products include FEEDPro for research applications, FeedSaver intelligent feeding systems for commercial production, FeedMeter feed measurement systems, BlendTronic micro-ingredient applicators, MultiSense monitoring systems, and the MyFarm network for managing production data.

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Three-Year Trial Shows Savings From On-Farm Blending

By |April 9th, 2013|

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 Contact: Drew Ryder, 320-222-3008, dryder@feedlogic.com

 Three-Year Trial Shows Savings From On-Farm Blending

 WILLMAR, Minn. April 9, 2013 — Feedlogic Corporation, a leading supplier of intelligent  solutions for livestock production, has released results from a three-year trial which demonstrate the value of blending feed on farm to more closely match the dietary requirements of the animals.

 The trial was conducted at a 1,200-head commercial hog finishing site in Minnesota and showed a net improvement in profitability of over $3.75 per marketed pig by blending feed versus feeding standard phase diets. The savings came primarily from a reduced feed cost per pound of gain.

 More than 12,000 pigs were involved in the trial over a total of 10 turns. The trial facility was set up with a FeedSaver blending system which allowed half of the pigs (approx. 600 head) to be fed the standard phase diets and the other half to receive a blend of two standard diets – typically the first and fourth diets used in the standard phase program. Feed for both groups was weighed through the FeedSaver system, allowing an accurate comparison of feed consumption between the groups. The blended diets were changed with every 10 lbs/head of consumption; the phase diets as per the standard feed budgets.

 Other standard protocols followed through the trial:

  • All pigs placed at the same time and sorted evenly between pens (24 pens per group). The average weight of both groups was used as starting weight for all.
  • Feed pricing was based on average delivered cost of diets for each turn.
  • Both groups were fed an identical diet with Paylean (ractopamine) for the last 14 to 21 days of a turn, as per the standard procedure in the producer’s commercial system.
  • Standard marketing procedures were followed – the largest pigs from either group were shipped first. Pigs from each group were tattooed separately to allow tracking of carcass data by group.

 Key results from the trial:

  • Feed conversion for the blend-fed group was 5% better than the control group (2.56:1 vs. 2.69:1).
  • Blend-fed pigs averaged slightly better average daily gain (1.92 lbs vs. 1.89 lbs for the control group).
  • Carcass yield, lean percentage, and backfat thickness were all virtually identical between groups.
  • The average carcass premium per pig (which included sort loss) was $5.23 for the blend-fed group and $5.24 for the control group.
  •  Feed cost per pound of gain averaged $0.27 for the blend-fed group vs. $0.29 for the control group.

 The results of the trial confirm previous theories that altering diets more frequently than the standard industry practice can improve feed conversion and lower feed cost per pound of gain. They also provide strong evidence that the blending does not come at the cost of carcass premiums.

 Aside from improving producer profitability, the blending concept demonstrated in the trial also has benefit to feed mills since it reduces the number of diets that need to be manufactured and simplifies the feed delivery process. The same diet can be stored in a feed bin for a longer period of time, making it easier for truck drivers to manage.

 

About Feedlogic Corporation

Willmar, Minnesota-based Feedlogic Corp. is a pioneer in the development of intelligent feeding solutions which can provide livestock producers with real-time monitoring and management of feed. It offers a suite of products which combine patented hardware and software to measure production processes and execute more precisely. These products include FEEDPro for research applications, FeedSaver intelligent feeding systems for commercial production, FeedMeter feed measurement systems, BlendTronic micro-ingredient applicators, and the MyFarm network for managing production data.

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Feedlogic Launches MyFarm Network

By |November 21st, 2012|

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Contact: Drew Ryder, 320-222-3008, dryder@feedlogic.com

Feedlogic Launches MyFarm Network

WILLMAR, Minn. November 21, 2012 — Feedlogic Corporation, a leading supplier of intelligent  solutions for livestock production, has launched MyFarm, a new Internet-based open platform for collecting and managing data from livestock production sites and feed mills.

MyFarm is a flexible, user-friendly system which allows multiple users in the livestock production supply chain to access the data they need to manage their operations more efficiently. It is built in a way which allows many other applications to work with it.

“By using an Internet cloud-based platform, we have created a simpler way of connecting people with the information they need,” said Drew Ryder, Feedlogic president. “Our customers have asked us for actionable data at a reasonable cost. We can deliver on that because our platform does not require customers and their suppliers to purchase proprietary software for multiple locations.”

MyFarm will initially have a number of applications related to feed management. It integrates with apps including:

  • FeedMeter – an app from Feedlogic which allows real-time tracking of feed usage at production sites.
  • FeedAlert – an app from Feedlogic which alerts users when there is a feed outage or when excessive feed usage is occurring.
  • MyBin – an app from Feedlogic which tracks and manages feed inventories in bins on farm.
  • Feed Allocation System (FAS) – an app from software company PrairiE Systems which manages feed budgets and feed ordering for swine production systems.

MyFarm automatically collects data from various sources at production sites and pushes the data to a cloud-based database. The MyFarm portal allows users to access a web portal to view, comment, and monitor on farm activity. MyFarm also offers a standard web service format enabling simple integration to proprietary software solutions and allowing fluid exchange of information.

“What makes MyFarm so powerful is its interactive characteristics and its potential to provide a more open exchange of data between companies,” said Ryder. “A lot of information in the livestock production and feed manufacturing sectors is currently stored on local servers using proprietary software or not entered into a computer at all. This creates “information silos” where data required by suppliers to fulfill orders is not easily available and adds unnecessary time to the ordering process.

“MyFarm can break down some these silos and reduce the lead time required in the ordering process. For feed manufacturers, this applies to both the downstream side – making the right amount of complete feed at the right time – as well as the upstream side – ordering the right amount of feed ingredients at the right time.”

A number of other apps for MyFarm are being planned as the platform is rolled out. These include applications which monitor water use, propane use, and electrical use at production sites. Each of these applications will be designed so that users can set their own thresholds for alerting and reporting.

“The sky is the limit on the MyFarm platform,” according to Ryder. “The cost to store data in the cloud is low and will continue to get lower. We can add many more apps without taxing the system, allowing customization at a much lower cost.

“No two livestock production or feed manufacturing operations are the same so they shouldn’t be stuck using the same software as everyone else. MyFarm will allow them to create and access the data that’s most pertinent to them based on their supply arrangements.”

About Feedlogic Corporation

Willmar, Minnesota-based Feedlogic Corp. is a pioneer in the development of intelligent feeding solutions which can provide livestock producers with real-time monitoring and management of feed. It offers a suite of products which combine patented hardware and software to measure production processes and execute more precisely. These products include FEEDPro for research applications, FeedSaver intelligent feeding systems for commercial production, FeedMeter feed measurement systems, BlendTronic micro-ingredient applicators, and the MyFarm network for managing production data.

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Feedlogic Completes Series A Round Financing

By |August 14th, 2012|

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Contact: Drew Ryder, 320-222-3008, dryder@feedlogic.com

WILLMAR, Minn. August 13, 2012 — Feedlogic Corporation, a leading supplier of intelligent feeding solutions for livestock production, has completed a Series A round of financing to fund business expansion.

The private placement attracted investors from four MidWestern states, many involved in livestock and crop production.

“We are pleased to complete our funding round in a difficult private equity environment,” said Drew Ryder, Feedlogic president. “The capital injection will allow us to accelerate our growth plans. With the increasing challenges of high feed costs for livestock producers, the need for our technology has never been higher. Many of our new shareholders understand this very well from where they sit and what they see every day.”

Ryder said the drought in the U.S. has put enormous pressure on feed ingredient pricing and made it even more important for livestock producers and feed manufacturers to become more efficient by improving the feed supply chain. “Our technology addresses many of the current inefficiencies in the feed supply chain,” he said. “The more we can do to help both producers and feed suppliers manage their inventories and adjust their rations rapidly in response to changes in ingredient pricing, the more viable the business model will be in the face of more volatility in the commodity markets.

“With additional capital in the company, we are applying a laser-like focus on developing telemetry solutions which will assist our customers greatly in their quest to reduce costs and address inefficiencies in the supply chain,” Ryder added.

About Feedlogic Corporation

Willmar, Minnesota-based Feedlogic Corp. is a pioneer in the development of intelligent feeding solutions which can provide livestock producers with real-time monitoring and management of feed. It offers a suite of products which combine patented hardware and software to measure production processes and execute more precisely. These products include FEEDPro for research applications, FeedSaver intelligent feeding systems for commercial production, FeedMeter feed measurement systems, and BlendTronic micro-ingredient applicators.
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Feedlogic Enters Strategic Partnership With PrairiE Systems

By |May 15th, 2012|

WILLMAR, Minn. April 6, 2012 — Feedlogic Corporation, a leading supplier of intelligent feeding solutions for livestock production, has signed a strategic partnership agreement with PrairiE Systems, a Spencer, IA based supplier of feed management software.

The partnership will allow Feedlogic and PrairiE Systems to work together to provide feed manufacturers and large producers with better tools to manage feed ordering, feed deliveries, and feed formulation. Initially, the partnership will allow integration of Feedlogic’s new FeedMeter technology with PrairiE’s Feed Allocation System software platform.

“We believe PrairiE has a very good understanding of the market’s needs and has taken the right approach to solving some of the challenges that currently exist in the feed supply chain,” said Drew Ryder, Feedlogic president. “Matching their expertise with the feed management technology we are bringing to market makes a lot of sense. It will allow us to create better solutions which reach from the production sites to the feed mill order desk and drive more cost and inefficiency out of the feed supply chain.”

“Feedlogic’s FeedMeter product line has the potential to be a new industry standard in how feed usage is measured and recorded at the production level,” according to Joel Stave, PrairiE Systems president. “The industry has needed a low-cost, low-maintenance way to measure feed usage for a long time. We like the design and the concept of the FeedMeter and the ability for it to be deployed rapidly into a lot of production sites. Matched with our FAS platform, it can provide an improved overall feed management solution.”

About PrairiE Systems
Spencer-IA-based PrairiE Systems provides software and hardware solutions to improve the manufacturing and delivery of livestock feed. Its category-leading Feed Allocation System and BarnWatch products are used in feed mills and livestock production facilities throughout the U.S.

About Feedlogic Corporation
Willmar, Minnesota-based Feedlogic Corp. is a pioneer in the development of intelligent feeding solutions which can provide livestock producers with real-time monitoring and management of feed. It offers a suite of products which combine patented hardware and software to measure production processes and execute more precisely. These products include FEEDPro for research applications, FeedSaver intelligent feeding systems for commercial production, FeedMeter feed measurement systems, and BlendTronic micro-ingredient applicators.

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    Feedlogic Signs Development Agreement With Ag Ventures Alliance

Feedlogic Signs Development Agreement With Ag Ventures Alliance

By |March 9th, 2012|

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Contact: Drew Ryder, 320-222-3008, dryder@feedlogic.com

WILLMAR, Minn. March 7, 2012 — Feedlogic Corporation, a leading supplier of intelligent feeding solutions for livestock production, has entered into a development agreement with Ag Ventures Alliance, a Mason City, IA based value-added agriculture business development organization.

Under the terms of the development agreement, Ag Ventures Alliance has made a seed investment in Feedlogic and is providing advisory, consulting and other business development services to Feedlogic.

“Our agreement with Ag Ventures Alliance is a perfect fit for us,” said Drew Ryder, Feedlogic president. “We are selling and creating products which create significant added value to livestock production. This type of business is on the leading edge of agriculture and technology. Many AgVA members are involved in livestock production or provide the grain that feeds our nation’s livestock.”

Terry Carpenter, Executive Director of Ag Ventures Alliance said “Working with Feedlogic provides us an opportunity to leverage our strengths as a value-added business development organization with an innovative company in the livestock industry.”

About Ag Ventures Alliance

Mason City-IA-based Ag Ventures Alliance is a business development organization for value-added agricultural ventures. Intended to increase the income of farmers and other rural residents and create a vibrant rural economy, AgVA works with businesses which are focused on adding value to agriculture activities. AgVa has over 1,200 members throughout the Midwest who have started and invested in numerous value-added agricultural businesses.   For membership information visit www.agventuresalliance.com or call 641-494-2368.

About Feedlogic Corporation

Willmar, Minnesota-based Feedlogic Corp. is a pioneer in the development of intelligent feeding solutions which can provide livestock producers with real-time monitoring and management of feed. It offers a suite of products which combine patented hardware and software to measure production processes and execute more precisely. These products include FEEDPro for research applications, FeedSaver intelligent feeding systems for commercial production, FeedMeter feed measurement systems, and BlendTronic micro-ingredient applicators.

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Poultry Blending Trials Show Improved Feed Conversion

By |May 3rd, 2011|

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Contact: Drew Ryder, 320-222-3008, dryder@feedlogic.com

Poultry Blending Trials Show Improved Feed Conversion

WILLMAR, Minn. May 3, 2011 — The first two of a series of poultry trials conducted by Feedworks in Australia have shown broiler feed conversion can be improved by altering diets frequently and blending whole wheat into the base diet on-farm.