1531 Airport Rd. Ste. 101
Ames, IA 50010
Contact: Bob Brcka
515/233-2551 – Ames
For Immediate Release
Improve Pork Production with Free PigCHAMP Benchmarking Website.
June 5, 2009, Ames, Iowa – PigCHAMP, Inc. and Farms.com have launched the updated website for pork producers interested in benchmarking production data and analysis. The site: www.benchmark.farms.com, features the latest production benchmarking 2008 data from PigCHAMP users and the latest articles providing insights on how to use the information by a number of leading swine industry experts such as Dr. John Deen from the Univeristy of Minnesota.
We have developed a theme this year that has the focus at improving Sow Longevity and Lifetime performance and productivity.” says Bob Brcka, General Manager of PigCHAMP.
Benchmarks are identified as stable points to provide reference for further measures. As such, they can help pork producers identify weaknesses as well as strengths. This is especially important in the current economic environment, with tight margins and high input costs.
Susan Olson, PigCHAMP Benchmarking Manager adds, “Besides the immediate benefit to PigCHAMP customers, the national benchmarking comparisons provide industry influencers with a bird's eye view of key production indicators, helping them track pork production trends.”
“Each producer’s profitability hinges on his/her ability to adjust management practices based on production data,” says Brcka. “Being able to see if a herd is above or below the industry average allows that producer to recognize areas that offer the most opportunity for improvement and hence, increased profitability.”
Visitors will be able to post comments on the articles and discuss how to improve their production with other producers. Different articles will be featured each month, and feedback is appreciated.
PigCHAMP (www.pigchamp.com) is the global leader in software and knowledge services for the pork industry, and is a member of the Farms.com family of companies. Farms.com Ltd. is a leading provider of innovative information products and services, with software solutions for the global agriculture and food industries. Farms.com can be accessed through its internationally recognized agriculture information portal, which has business services and resources for the 10,000-plus agribusiness, livestock and crop producers who use it each day. The company operates across North America with offices in Ames, Iowa; Clinton, North Carolina; Fresno, California and London, Ontario, Canada. For more information, go to: www.farms.com