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Another $10 on the table!

In the last newsletter, we talked about producers leaving $10 per head on the table in performance opportunity.  On average there is another $10 a head being left on the table when we put the pigs on the semi to go to market.  By not putting the right pigs on the truck each time producers are giving up big dollars, not just in sort loss but also in the extra costs of feed and housing.  The SMS Carcass Evaluation Program gives you information as the barn is being closed instead of after you have finished, allowing you to make changes to your marketing plan to capture more of the money on the table.  The graph below shows an example of 4 different growers that ranged from capturing as little as $2.15 per head to as much as $7.23 per head of the $10.49 per head possible if every pig on the load was the perfect pig for the packer.  This program is very customizable to fit the needs of each producer and the packer that they are using to ensure that the best information is provided.

Farm Analysis Program

Making changes in the breeding barn often take 20+ weeks to be realized so SMS created a report that looks at the last 12 weeks of sows farrowed out and the next 14 weeks of those coming up to farrow.  The report is broken out into 6 sections, looking at parity, # of matings, # of services, the day of the week, wean to service interval and service to service interval.  The day of the week report is featured below.  The red text shows when the performance is 3% or more below the year farrowing rate average while green reflects those that are at 3% or above the average.  


For more information about our services you can contact Valerie at 812-430-5969 or email her at or Ron at 420-727-6600 or email him at 
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