Please note the registration number for Rumen8 version 2 will not work with Rumen8 version 1.
The installer for Rumen8 version 1 (2.5 MB)Manual
The draft Rumen8 manual (588 KB)Report
An independent evaluation of Rumen8 (756 KB)Framework
Optional - .NET Framework support file from Microsoft (50.4 MB)
This software is provided 'as-is', without any express or implied warranty. In no event will the authors be held liable for any damages arising from the use of this software.
Windows XP users
If you are still using the Microsoft Windows XP
operating system Rumen8 requires Microsoft .Net Framework to be installed before its installation. When you attempt to install Rumen8 you will be told if you do not have this installed.
It is available as a free download from the Microsoft site through the Windows Update program under optional downloads or from the Download Centre directly (link above).
If you are using Windows Vista, 7 or 8 the .Net framework is already included with the Windows operating system.
Before upgrading copy your library files
Rumen8 stores user preferences, cow and feed data in the system directory by default.
“\Program Files\Department of Agriculture and Food Western Australia\Rumen8”
Before upgrading copy the files prefs.csv, cow.csv and feed.csv
to your documents directory so you have a backup in case installation overwrites your files. These files should be part of your normal backup program. Copy the files back after upgrading to the newer version of Rumen8 if required.
Rumen8 is available for Microsoft Windows based computers running XP and later. Any computer less than 8 years old will run it without any problems.
Windows 7 users
Some Windows 7 (64 bit version) users have reported problems saving preferences and editing the feed library. To solve this Rumen8 must be run as an administrator.
- Right click on the Rumen8 icon on the desktop and select “Properties”
- Click on the “Compatibility” tab
- Click on the check box next to “Run this program as Administrator”
- Click on the OK button to exit the properties window
Rumen8 should now run correctly under Windows 7.