WHAT IS PIG FOCUS?

PIG FOCUS is an advanced whole herd monitoring system, based on weekly records, which includes a database of information on the production and management system, health status, genetics and feeding programme.

Launched in 2006, following over two years of development and trials, PIG FOCUS is the result of a collaboration between Devenish Nutrition, Pork Chain Solutions and Garth Partnership.

The key objective is to use our production and veterinary expertise to deliver a concise, simple and reliable assessment of the Key Performance Indicators on your unit for effective health and production control.


HOW DOES PIG FOCUS WORK?

  • Data entry is via a secure web-based portal, usually by the producer, or it     can be arranged on a bureau basis through an approved user-group or     facilitator
  • Multi-level password protected access allows the stockperson/unit     manager, owner, vet or advisor to access current reports and compliance     charts via the portal, or they can be printed and mailed to bureau users
  • Provides options for all production systems - breeding only,     breeding/nursery, breeding/nursery/finisher, nursery only and finisher only     operations
  • Provides additional information for units practising Within Herd Multiplication
  • Reports make use of colour and graphics to highlight parameters that are     above or below target


  • A FRESH APPROACH TO RECORDING.

    There are a variety of recording systems available to assist producers and their staff to manage their units and compile historical data. These systems adequately maintain individual sow records and produce Action Lists for day-to-day management of the unit.

    However, staff are often overwhelmed by the output from such systems and are unsure how historical information relates to day-to-day activities. They become distracted by detail, such as an increase in stillbirths, while missing the big picture, such as failing to achieve the correct number of services.

    Vets and advisors often waste time searching for key performance indicators, or have to attempt to estimate them from limited data records, in order to help farms make rational business decisions.

    PIG FOCUS is designed to enhance rather than replace existing recording systems, whether computerised or manual, and the unique reporting format encourages staff and owners to concentrate on output.

    PIG FOCUS allows vets and advisors to examine Key Performance Indicators calculated in a standard format, with the added benefit of cross-farm analysis using the powerful database.



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