D2D PigCom software

PigCom results from over 10 years of development and provides an advanced pig management software package that records and analyses production data, presenting it in an understandable format.

Data is entered via PC using data entry forms. We are currently developing methods of remote data entry by means other than an app (e.g. intelligent spreadsheets) to allow remote data capture where network coverage is inadequate or data stored on local servers/PC.

Individual sow data (breeding herd), and herd basis in feeding herd.

The user manages data. It is located on their own PC/server with cloud backup via FTP transfer to a remote server.

Data is captured on a daily basis but usually entered weekly to fit with the weekly reporting cycle.

Core module captures all sow data (service, farrowings, fosters, weanings, etc.) and breeding and feeding herd movements, feed and feed costs, financials, stock and deaths.

Online (remote) and telephone support.

Yes – in terms of abnormal sows (overdue actions, etc.).

One price gives you access to all functions of the software, but some ‘breeder’ options are disabled by default, e.g. ability to send data to the genetics company database, etc.

Onscreen/portable/printed report – and export to Excel in some instances.

Weekly for herd management (task reports, etc.) and ‘monthly’ for management analysis – although the definition of monthly can be user-defined (to accommodate batches).

Yes – connects with the data systems of three-quarters of international breeding companies. Not currently medicine or feed systems.

By the user, although the system is built on a database with enterprise-level security.

There are some limited predicted analytics included, e.g. predicted (adjusted) farrowing rates, slaughter sales.

Yearly pricing is based on the numbers of sows on the system. The basic system (for the smallest number of sows – up to 500 sows) currently costs £250 per year.

PigCom has two international breeding companies using the system as their selected platform in different countries for their own and contracted farms.

More information can be found here.