FAMS is a multi-module system that allows feedlot operations and operators to manage virtually every cattle inventory activity including receiving, shipments, movements and deads, across multiple users, yards and companies. In addition, the FAMS system is the source for all input and commodity activity, including contracting, receiving, ration formulation and commodity costing, and provides for charge entry and billing.

Further, the FAMS interfaces to the company’s accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, risk management, general ledger and notes system.

The company also has Animal Management Studio (AMS), a state-of-the-art software solution that allows for individual animal health monitoring, feed bunk management and feed truck management throughout the feedyard production cycle. The AMS Health Management module records health treatments and provides medication withdrawal notification.

The module manages feed production analysis and feed truckload management, and provides an interface for feed additive and mill batch management. The Truck System module manages ration ingredient loading and recording, driver pen delivery and feeding status, individual pen notifications delivered real-time via GPS, and automated posting and recording of ingredients and fed amounts.

FY3000 is an additional feedyard accounting solution, and provides critical feedlot and commodity management data across multiple feedlots, locations, ranches and pastures. It monitors and provides operators data on cattle inventory, grain and commodity inventory, creates invoices and statements, and assists feedlot operators and managers in staying abreast of all feedlot accounting activities.


The company’s Visual Management System (VMS) further enhances the FAMS tools, receiving data directly from all of the company’s applications on a daily basis, providing for interactive charts, graphs, and drill-down field for easy access and analysis of critical management data.

Exception alerts notify of yard conditions that fall outside of predetermined parameters, allowing users to spend more time fixing problems that may occur in the yard and less time trying to identify them.

In addition, the company provides users implementation, training and support. Services include classroom training, onsite implementation or conversion assistance, telephone support, and continuing software updates. end mark

—From Animal Health International news release