Optimize your feed strategies with PigResult’s feed optimization system
An example of data sharing between multiple parties within the chain, and the added value of sharing data is explained with our feed simulation system in this case in combination with our IoT Cloud.
As explained, the most expensive section for farmers in growing their pigs is feed, which counts for about 70% of the total costs. Therefore, it is incredibly essential to feed exactly the right quality and amount of feed, not more and not less, to support sustainable farming, prevent unnecessary costs and to make sure that the pigs will weigh the correct weight when they go to the abbatoir.
However, it is not just about the weight but also about the pig’s wellbeing, if they feel poor they will consume more energy to feel better than they will have left to put into growth. With our IoT Cloud we can measure how pigs are feeling, for example through: activity of the pigs, water intake, inhouse climate, cameras and other sensors. If farmers would share this data with their feed suppliers, they could adapt their feed strategies based on the actual situation in the houses or could test new types of feed.
The better the feed matches the needs of individual pigs, the higher the results and returns. This is called precision nutrition. Our feed simulation tool guides you in simulating your situation with alternative feed types. Keeping in mind factors such as the genetic history, sex, start weight and pig price. Also including nutrient compositions, raw material costs, current prices and yield. This can result in outcomes like an earlier slaughter day, lower feed costs or a higher meat % compared to your current situation. Our feed optimization tool for PigResult is now supporting the precision nutrition of the future by integrating both the actual situation within the houses together with the alternative predictive feed strategies.