Go to "General entries" - "Component".

Here, you can create and set up different feed components and feed mixes used in the herd. This will be the list you are using when registering feed usage at "General entries" - "Feed".

You can edit the components in a recipe by using "Edit recipe". Find the components by entering the component code or use the search icon.

If the components of a recipe have been changed, e.g. price or nutrients, you can click on the icon "Calculate recipe" to update it.

Code: The code you define yourself and, in the example, here we have the codes 1 to 4 as components and 10 a premix. 

Name: Assign a name to the component.

Valid variant: The “Valid variant” columns are used to view which variants are valid on a given date. Register the date in question in the box just below “Valid variant”. If no date is registered here, the columns will show the variant valid for today’s date.

As recipe: By checking this box, the feed component will be used as a recipe. 

Composition: By typing a component code in the white box just below "Composition" you can view the amount and percentage of that component present in other components and recipes.

Price, energy content, and nutrient content

For each component you can register price, energy content, and nutrient content. This is done by double clicking on the component which opens a new window.

The component window for Barley is shown below.

  • Valid from (Date): Register the date the information (price, energy nutrients) is valid from.
  • Price/kg: Register the price per kg for the current component.
  • Energy: Register the energy content of the current component.

Nutrient content: Register the nutrient contents of the current component

The nutrients can be connected to individual components as well as recipe components. If nutrients have been registered for all components and you open a recipe consisting of one or more components, the nutrients will be calculated based on the composition of components in the recipe. It is also possible to register the nutrients for each recipe manually.

If price, energy content, or nutrient content changes, you can add new dates and values to the component using the empty row at the bottom of the window. The old values will still be present, and the program will remember the values in regard to their date. This ensures that the correct information is being used in the E-control report.

The program will always remember earlier values and make sure they are being used in the correct periods in the E-control report.


By making a recipe you can connect multiple components to a single component and thus create a recipe component, though this is only relevant for On-farm mixing.

To connect components to a recipe, click on the "Edit recipe" icon  or double click on the "Composition - Amount" column.

  • Code: add components to the mix recipe.
  • Amount: Add the amount of the component.
  • Pct: Percentage will be calculated automatically by PigVision.