Formulation Pioneers Since 1980

Management Team
Dale Downs – President
David Alexander – Vice President of Product Development
Dallas Shaw – Vice President of Business Development
Brianna Preston – Software Support
Ian Wold – Software Engineer
Leon Grund – Software Engineer
Tanner Brunscheon – Software Engineer

Dalex Computer Systems, Inc. was founded in 1980 by Carl L. Alexander, Ph.D., to serve the needs of animal nutritionists working in the field. Carl believed formulation was best done by the individual working closest to the animals. The first products were developed on the Apple IIe computer. Soon after they were rewritten to operate on the IBM Personal Computer when it was released in 1983.

The Consulting Nutritionist was the first product released by Dalex and was received with great enthusiasm. It simplified the nutritionist’s work and provided flexibility never before thought possible.

Shortly after The Consulting Nutritionist was released, Dalex followed with The Feedlot Secretary, a feedlot accounting package. Now the nutritionist could recommend ration formulate and the feedlot could enter this information into their computer for further data analysis. This product greatly reduced data entry time, reduced data entry errors, and increased analytical reports, thus increasing profitability for commercial feed yards.

The Feed Mill was introduced in 1983 to meet the needs of feed manufacturers.

In 1995 Dalex established a relationship with Miller Publishing to create a Windows database to access Compendium information. Now subscribers to the Compendium have the option of receiving the information on a disk in addition to the standard books.

Windows Consulting Nutritionist VBA enabled was released in Dec. 1998 and has been met with success in both field and University trials.

2001 through 2003 exemplified the ongoing commitment of Dalex to incorporate and update different sets of science within our software solution.

In 2007, a merger with Proventric Solutions increased the scale of Dalex, and a decision was made to build a completely new software platform, CN.Dalex.  This massive investment yielded a platform that is built to handle quickly evolving technology, to take advantage of the “cloud”, and to manage data dissemination second to no other application.  This new solution is poised to take Dalex many years into the future.

Today, with CN.Dalex as our foundation, larger scale, and new management, Dalex has went on a mission to become a software ecosystem for our industry.  This means new product concepts and connecting a disconnected industry to allow data and information to flow with more ease and efficiency.

Corporate Milestones
2015 & Beyond Products and connections to improve industry information exchange
2014 CN.Dalex, a totally new platform paves the way to a software ecosystem
2007 Merger with Proventric Solutions to form Dalex Livestock Solutions LLC
2006 Added equine to program
2003 CNCPS functionality and formulation extended
2001 Formulation to NRC2001 specifications added
1998 Release Windows Consulting Nutritionist VBA enabled
1995 Produce compendium in relationship with Miller Publishing
1990 Major upgrade increasing data capacity and improving user interface
1983 Released The Feed Mill
1982 Converted software to the IBM Personal Computer
1981 Release The Feedlot Secretary
1980 Incorporated and sold the first program on the Apple IIe

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