WHAT CAN PIG FOCUS DO FOR YOUR PIG BUSINESS?
PIG FOCUS encourages stockpersons to concentrate on output and identifies shortfalls and opportunities to improve unit profitability.
The principle report is a weekly Focusboard, which represents the current 21 weeks of performance, i.e. the normal breeding production cycle for weaning at 21 - 27 days (see example and explanation of key features on Focusboard)The visual impact of Focusboard helps stockpersons, managers, owners and their advisors to focus on the internal causes of variability in production outputVersions of Focusboard are available to cover a variety of production systems, including 22-weeks for later weaning, and batch farrowing systemsOther reports for various multiples and combinations of weeks are available for overall breeding and feeding herd performance parameters
PIG FOCUS provides unique forecasting facilities.
PIG FOCUS uses farrowing rate, culling rate, service target data and gilt entry-to-service interval to provide a forecast of gilt requirements for the next breeding cycle
An adequate availability of gilts eligible for service is essential to ensure that service targets are met consistently.
Achieving the target number of pigs and total kgs of pigmeat sold have a major impact on unit profitability
PIG FOCUS uses the recorded data to provide a forward forecast of pigs available for saleThis information can be used to inform processors, make comparisons with budget, and in the case of a shortfall, may indicate an opportunity to increase sale weight if circumstances permit, in order to minimise the deficit in kgs sold