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Mixing recipes perfectly – child’s play with fhalcon® rom from Högemann. The recipe optimisation software combines in-depth knowledge of the requirements and processes in the feed industry with long-standing experience and technical expertise. Thanks to the option of fast access, modern design and clear user guidance, you have your recipes under control at all times.

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The foundation and starting point for all fhalcon® modules is always the master data. The most important data for fhalcon® rom are:

Ingredient master data:

  • Description (trivial, declaration, chemical), units
  • Declaration, recipe and default options per product type and animal species
  • Note and declaration texts per ingredient (can be entered with limits)
  • Specific or global display and rounding options
  • Animal species-specific restrictions: whether and within what limits a raw material permitted for an animal species
  • Labelling of specific ingredients per animal species for display and printout
  • Ingredient groups
  • Test groups for maximum contents and for min / max production (production and carry-over control)
  • Management of phytase surcharges (verd. Phosphorus)

Price list master data:

  • Enter / change / copy and deletion of any price lists
  • Conversion into any currencies (EUR / USD / etc.)
  • Setting of whether prices are used in 1kg / 100kg / 1t
  • Creation of weighted price lists from several single price lists
  • Price mark-up system for recipes (fixed and percentage mark-up types freely definable)
  • Price calculation (for optimisation or rounding):
    • After price changes for all or selectively chosen mixed recipes according to any price lists
    • Chain calculation, including of raw materials in recipes, that have been created from other recipes
    • With resolution of the selected price mark-ups


Raw material master data:

  • Designations (trivial, declaration, chemical, manufacturer)
  • Global input / change of ingredients with dry matter conversion
  • Display of concentrations in original, 100% dry matter and according to formulas for ingredients
  • Declaration options per product type and species with / without quantity, dissolve, summarise
  • Declaration texts per raw material (can be entered with limits)
  • Specific or global display and rounding options
  • Animal species-specific restrictions: whether and within what limits a raw material permitted for an animal species
  • Option of storing internal info text for each raw material (display during recipe creation - see info system)
  • Setting of scale parameters and line selection (e.g. locked in recipes or plants / lines)
  • Creation of raw material groups to collect the obtained raw material portions and the added output on the label under one designation
  • Input / storage of parts lists for semi-finished products (e.g. premixes or additives) for breaking down into the individual components on the label

Recipe master data management:

  • Recipes structured according to animal species and product types
  • Insert ingredients (directly via number, ingredient search, ingredient suggestions or by the stored animal species, feed type)
  • Insert raw materials (directly via number, component search, component suggestions)
  • Option of maintaining feed types, when changing a feed type, the stored recipe designation, product type, animal type and ingredients can be automatically loaded with their requirements
  • Verification / exchange / deletion of raw materials or ingredients
  • Extended search functions according to various criteria (e.g. based on raw materials or ingredients with their proportions, product types, animal types, designations, mixing book, etc.)
  • Amino acid ratios
  • Specification and storage of energy and amino acid requirement values
  • Display / printout of ratios in optimisation / rounding / calculated mixture
  • Simultaneous display of recipe according to different price lists
  • Input of target values for printing or the declaration
  • Display of ingredient values of the current declaration
  • Recalculation of various formulas for ingredients (e.g. energy) that are not to be considered simply cumulatively
  • Display of ingredients per component at the push of a button
  • Display of ingredient distribution from the components used in the recipe
  • Test groups for setting maximum ingredient levels
  • Product families / recipe groups: Grouping of recipes according to production focus, for example, or purchasing groups for batch optimisation and consumption forecasts, search function, etc.
  • Comparison: Current optimisation / production mix with difference display for raw material requirements
  • Selected optimisation and/or production mixes with raw material and ingredient analysis
  • Item declarations (with component values, even if declared closed)
  • Rations with components and active ingredients in OS or 88%TS


Complex info text system:

  • Management of text modules (free assignment of categories, e.g. storage instructions, feeding instructions)
  • Information system (from customer to ingredients, components, recipes, mixing instructions to the order)

User rights:

  • Assignment of user rights (individually or in defined groups)
  • Access restrictions for individual programme parts or functions (e.g. change recipe, change master data, view net purchase prices, etc.)

Recipe optimisation has never been so easy! Our user-friendly interfaces means you can achieve the desired result quickly and effectively.

  • Recipes or product groups / product families selection
  • Display of limits, costs, refused raw materials, accounting prices, optimal amino acid ratios, etc.
  • Comparison of raw material requirements optimisation with current production (mixing instructions)
  • Recipes can be optimised as often as desired during processing without changing the output basis, whereby the last five optimisations can always be viewed and compared in parallel
  • Entered maximum contents are taken into account in addition to the restrictions
  • Technical restrictions can be entered per component and plant / line (e.g. component share equal to 0 or at least 2%).
  • A ‚swing factor‘ can be set for the components of the recipe so that the optimisation does not deviate too far from the existing exported mixing instruction
  • Components can be switched from active / inactive by clicking

Automatic recipe rounding after optimisation or calculation.

  • Automatic rounding of the component proportions according to the default value in the raw material file to the mixer size or scale resolution
  • Balancing of the mixture by means of a raw material list, individual raw material optionally by means of the cheapest component, the one with the largest share or the carriers set in the recipe
  • Highlighted display of ingredients in case of deviation from the specifications (min / max)
  • Storage as raw material (supplement / concentrate) and as production mixture
  • Input of component proportions in percent or kilograms with reciprocal conversion related to the set batch


Higher-level rights assignment for optimal administration of authorisations:

  • In addition to the user rights management, the plant, customer and recipe level rights can be assigned / restricted to the individual users.
  • Possible settings for example:
    • Which plants the user can choose (with 5 plants e.g. only plant 1 and plant 3, the others are not accessible to him)
    • Sales representatives may only select certain customers
    • A sales representative for cattle cannot view and edit recipes for pigs
  • The rights are restricted at the data level, i.e. when the programme is started, the areas that are not permitted are not loaded.
    • Plants 2, 4, 5 are not available for this user
    • Unapproved are not available
    • The pig animal type, for example, does not exist in the selection boxes
  • Within the data assigned to them, the user has the rights from the user rights administration.

Administration and maintenance of all personal master data combined with customer-specific modules.

  • Administration of all personal master data (customers, suppliers, forwarding agents, field staff, etc.)
  • Customer-specific
    • articles, recipes (text notes, etc.),
    • components,
    • prices (and surcharges),
    • declarations, etc.

Production plant-related data management provides a better overview and simplifies work.

  • Global or individual view of components, recipes, mixing instructions
  • Fast switching between plants
  • Plant-related settings / data such as:
    • Default batch
    • Import / export settings
    • Lines, scales
    • Recognition number, etc.

That‘s how declaration works today: Save valuable working time with our smart declaration module!

  • Automatic (‚one-click‘) declaration according to applicable regulations
  • Automatic / manual declaration text export (pure text and / or including formatting)
  • Free selection of font, font size, style
  • Free assignment of declaration text block titles
  • Optional semi-open / open declaration (with / without display of component parts)
  • Possible manual post-processing of raw materials and ingredients when creating the label
  • Use of automatic rounding factors for ingredients and components when creating the label (see component / ingredient management)
  • Resolution of the semi-finished products using the bill of material stored with the raw materials (see raw materials).
  • Calculation of the proportion of composition, possible addition and combination in the case of already existing individual raw materials
  • Display of the stored parts list by pressing a key on the raw material
  • Summary of raw materials under the raw material group (cf. raw materials)
  • Automatic transfer of information texts (e.g.: feeding instructions, gene regulation) on the label (cf. raw material / ingredient management) and manual use of text modules.
  • Fade-in of the current label when editing the recipe and creation of the new label
  • Management of several manufacturers with their logos and possible EU identification numbers
  • Management of animal logos according to existing animal groups for printing on the label
  • Option of entering the lot number for printing on the label
  • Declaration text replacement: with this module, changes to texts, EC numbers, etc. for ingredients, additives or components can be replaced or updated on all declarations and delivery notes without having to recreate the declarations or losing (manual) changes to the content.

Sales item-related declaration options, this further simplifies the declaration process.

Save item declaration options:

  • For ingredients, additives and composition, the ‚Value, with quantity and pressure‘ fields can be fixed per record for each article. This means that these fixed fields are not updated when a new declaration is created due to a changed recipe, and remain article-specific. However, it is also possible to overwrite (update) the fixed fields. Item declarations that contain fixed fields are highlighted in colour.


  • Ingredients or additives that would no longer be included by the current declaration are removed even if they are fixed (e.g.: a new premix replaces magnesium sulphate with magnesium oxide).Components that would no longer be included by the current declaration are not replaced.

A warning message is issued if the composition exceeds 100% or, in the case of an open declaration, the sequence no longer complies with the legal requirements.

Order-related mixing in of additional components or special mixtures automatically declared.

  • Cyclical control of special mixing orders from production or merchandise management
  • Import of the special mixing orders
  • Creation of a valid declaration in compliance with the stored declaration regulations and the interface parameters for each plant on the basis of the data from the special mixing order
  • Export of the order-related declaration to production or merchandise management

Automatic printout of bag labels with actual values from production.

  • Cyclical control of print jobs from production or merchandise management
  • Import of print jobs
  • Start of the print job based on the transferred data (which article, lot number, net mass, which printer, number of labels, etc.)
  • Saving and logging of the job (plus additional storage as a PDF file)

Starting point for nutrient flows.

  • Defining the active substances for export
  • The active substance values of these ingredients are determined as follows:
  1. The active ingredient values are declared, if not then 2.
  2. The values can be calculated from declared active ingredients, if not then 3.
  3. From the mixture, if not then 4.
  4. The values can be calculated from the active substances in the mixture.
  • The active ingredient values are output for the corresponding mixture version and all assigned articles with date.
  • The data is exported to production and / or merchandise management.
  • Output of a total balance sheet for all selected articles over a selected period of time

The premix module is characterised by a variety of options.

  • Indication of the dosage in the final feed (with the option of conversion to new dosage via components, ingredient demands or both)
  • Automatic calculation of component proportions via ingredient requirements
  • Display of ingredients required and calculated in the mixture and in the final feed
  • Indication of several carriers and the option of setting them in relation to each other, plus carrier compensation
  • Option of rounding or converting the raw material proportions to a given batch according to scale parameters directly in the recipe, as an indication of how the mixture could be falsified in production
  • Storage as raw material (supplement / concentrate) and as production mixture

Optimal raw material distribution for a selected pool of recipes.

  • This programme provides an optimal raw material distribution via selected mixed recipes with global restrictions on raw materials.
  • Raw materials are often only available in limited quantities or the consumption of individual raw materials must be forced
    • After entering the compound feeds to be produced and the production quantity per mix, the relevant raw materials are specified with minimum consumption or maximum tonnage to be used
    • Automatic calculation of the optimal distribution of the raw materials and providing the total consumption of raw materials and the additional costs compared to individual optimization
    • The composition of all recipes with the indication the prices for the individual / global optimization and the Production mixtures will be specified
  • Technical restrictions are observed
  • A percentage upper / lower limit ‚swing factor‘ for components can be stored to ensure that the composition of recipes is not completely changed by the optimal solution
  • Recipes can be set ‚fixed‘ so that they are not changed in the optimisation, but still represent consumption.
  • Parameterised optimisation
    • Recipe changes with gradual change of a raw material price
    • Recipe changes when the concentration of an active ingredient is gradually changed
  • Display of the theoretical range of an existing raw material quantity
  • Generation of average price lists (from weighted warehouse / purchase prices) for further use in optimisation or calculation

Fix recipes so that they are excluded from batch or global optimisation.

  • With this module, recipes can be given the ‚fixed‘ status, meaning that recipes (optimisations / mixtures) can no longer be changed. These are highlighted in colour in the programme masks.
  • In the single optimisation, they can still be optimised in order to show any differences, but they cannot be saved
  • These recipes are not taken into account in batch optimisation
  • In global optimisation, these recipes are only used for raw material consumption, but are not changed

Ration modules for the following areas: Supplement optimisation, Pig, Dairy, TMR, Cattle, Horse.

  • Management of feed curves and feed curve groups for summarisec output over several feeding phases
  • Customer specific ration management: Easy modification of ration requirements, components, ingredients, prices, etc.
  • Storage can additionally be customer and even ration-specific
  • Supplement optimisation
    • Specification of the proportion of the supplement in the ration (also feasible via the quantities of the farmer‘s farm components)
    • Optimisation of the supplement via additional components offered and specifications for the ration (e.g. pre-fattening mixture)
    • Direct display of the total ration and the supplement mixture
    • Simple transfer of the supplement to the ‚Pig Ration‘ module for further consultation by the farmer or as a mixture specification to the supplier
  • Pig
    • Specifications for the supplements on the basis of the difference between the customer components at the push of a button and transfer to the farmer by print or to the supplier by files
  • Dairy cattle
    • Calculation of the dairy cattle ration from basic, compensatory and concentrate feeds
    • Calculation of requirement values from maintenance and milk yield
    • Automatic calculation of feed additions using various performance levels (also with basic feed or compensatory feed displacement)
    • Milk yield plan over different levels and feed plan
  • TMR
    • Calculation of the TMR ration
    • Calculation of requirement values from maintenance and milk yield
    • Milk yield plan over different levels and feed plan
  • Cattle
    • Management of requirement values and requirement value groups
    • Evaluation of feed plans via Ts and Me
    • Automatic calculation of feed additions per live weight
  • Horse
    • Management of requirement values and requirement value groups

Integrate the actual production values.

  • Mixing slip:
    • Sort mixing recipe according to scale allocation and dosing sequence, printout (not required if mixing recipes are transferred directly to production)
  • Consumption forecast:
    • Determination of raw material requirements when tonnage is specified for the selected mixing recipes (Stock sufficient for specified production requirements?) including comparison via optimisation and mixing book
  • Mixing book / statistics:
    • Recording of production data (daily, weekly or monthly)
    • Manual entry (if transfer is disturbed)
    • Display / correction of entered data
    • Evaluations:
      • Individual batches mixing recipes for any time periods
      • Raw material consumption of each recipe individually / in total
      • Summary according to product groups (pork, beef, etc.)
      • Quarterly evaluations optionally with price evaluation, etc.

Expand your optimisation system with information on hazardous substances / goods.

  • Recording of hazardous substance / good information on recipes and components
  • Required hazard symbols
  • H-phrases, P-phrases, (R-phrases, S-phrases, Z-phrases, etc.)
  • Recording of road transport (ADR) or sea transport (IMDG) information
  • Class, packing group, UN number, tunnel code, etc.
  • Export of recipe / component data to external system for classification
  • Transfer of hazardous substance / good information from external programme
  • Automatic export of recipes to classification programme when creating articles
  • Output of the hazardous substance / good information on the recipes declaration
  • Dangerous goods in order entry:
    • Differentiation of the transport type (loose, bagged, mixed)
    • Determination of the transport points per order item / entire order
    • Determination of the permissible truck / tanker type
  • Output of the dangerous goods information of the order
  • Classification (exempted, limited quantity, not exempted), transport points, etc.
  • Output of the order items:
    • UN number, hazard trigger, hazard class, packing group, tunnel code, etc.
  • Output on order confirmation/delivery note:
    • Additional printout of stored safety data sheets and accident leaflet for dangerous goods items

The CO2 balance is becoming increasingly important today, integrate it into optimisation!

  • Determination of active substances for export
  • Storage of additional values per plant (emission values for the respective plant, transport, etc.)
  • Output of a total balance sheet for all selected articles over a selected period of time

Multilingual data management for your international business and export.

  • Languages management
  • Easy maintenance of all relevant texts and designations
  • Customer-side translation



Give us a call!

Do you have a question about any of our services? Would you like to discover the options offered by the fhalcon® Software Suite live? Simply contact our specialists. We would be happy to take the time to talk to you.

Tel. +49 4474 9493 0 info@hoegemann.de