February 20, 2002


Doug Maus
President Ltd.
(877) 438-5729


Apple Valley, MN - AgPRonline - Ltd., a leading information and marketing company that provides innovative solutions to the North American agriculture and food industry, has launched Vision by PigCHAMP, an innovative web enabled swine record keeping system.

"Vision by PigCHAMP is the next generation of swine information and knowledge management systems," says Doug Maus, President of, "It takes advantage of the new possibilities that the internet offers, especially helping producers interact with their team of advisors."

Vision offers SPC charting and real time benchmarking that provides the producer with the tools they need for continuous herd improvement. The charting identifies trends that are not typical for the operation, while the benchmarking provides the producer a real-time comparison against the performance of the herds in the database.

Ron Jessen, General Manager of PigCHAMP, Inc. states, "The production data is input into the Vision system via a web browser, the software conducts the analysis and produces easy to understand graphical reports. The Vision reports can be reviewed by the producer's team of advisors, which results in better decisions and operations. The producers, who have tried the Vision by PigCHAMP system, like it and it has become a valuable management tool for their operations."

Vision is the result of an alliance between and Software developer PigIT. "PigCHAMP is the leading swine software organization in the world and will provide sales, marketing, customer service and administration for the software that we have developed," says Chad Hill, Owner of PigIT, from Fremont, Nebraska.

FOR MORE INFORMATION call PigCHAMP, Inc. at 1-952-997-3131 or go online to and click on the Vision logo. ( to access the information site and demonstration. is committed to providing producers with access to better information and marketing. PigCHAMP, Inc. is the leading swine knowledge management company with a wide offering of software products and services. subsidiary, M&F Trading, offers marketing opportunities, which include cash trading of feeder pigs, early weans, cull animals and market hogs. The company operates across North America with offices located in Ames, IA, Apple Valley, MN and London, ON, Canada.

For more information, contact: 

Joe Dales

Ron Jessen

VP Business Development

General Manager Ltd.

PigCHAMP, Inc.