World Pork Expo 2017

Please join us at World Pork Expo June 7-9 in Des Moines so we can share with you our latest upgrade to Porcitec, Advanced Software for Swine Management. See http://www.agritecsoft.com/blog/?p=2141 for what’s new in the 2017 version. Please note we will be in a new location from previous years, in booth V678

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What’s new in 2017 version

Enhancements in dashboards, smartphone apps, multi-farm analysis, task automation, Business Intelligence, saves you time and effort on everyday tasks regardless of farm type or size.
Enter treatments in a tablet, record events in a laptop at the farm, look up female histories in your phone, run any report without Internet. All devices automatically working in sync. Wherever you go or whatever you use, you have access to your data. Some software providers make you choose between Desktop applications or Web applications. Not Porcitec. Its enterprise-proven hybrid solutions give you the best of both worlds, expanding your options without added complexity. With Porcitec, farms can remain autonomous running native applications, while using the Internet to share data and reports with specific users. It it not necessary to upload data to our servers, you have full control of the entire process, having better confidentiality and reliability. All working in sync.


Porcitec Mobile

Native application for Windows 10 smartphones and tablets. You can enter any usual event into a female record at the barn level or lookup histories, even without Internet. Data is synced automatically when a connection becomes available. Simply install an app from the app store. Android version coming soon.

New 2017 dashboards

Use the drill-down feature to go to from numbers to raw events. It shows a colored birthing analysis and several charts with the current status of the sows.

Improved multi-farm features

Most reports are multi-farm. Farms can be compared side by side, consolidated, detailed, grouped (by region or any other criteria), all organized in sheets within the same report. See the multi-farm video or the figure below. Interactively you can include/exclude farms by clicking the right panel.

Unique multi-period feature allows you to run different period types within the same report. This example shows five different time periods in the same report. In the above figure, it shows the last 4 weeks by week, then summary columns for the last 4, 13, 52 and 104 weeks. These values can be customized in the Parameters screen.

Benchmarking

Compare the key performance indicators of one farm against a group of farms. The group can be all farms in your production system or any sub-group of your databases. See more information.

Business Intelligence

The next figure shows the lifetime sow performance predicted by the first farrowing. It is a multi-dimensional analysis using the OLAP tool. Detailed info in the manual.

Automation

Create scripts to export, print, or import automatically. Useful for report delivery, importing from OCR,  populating custom Excel documents, and other tasks.

Register Multiple Progeny

The Register multiple progeny event identifies each individual offspring of an entire or partial litter after the birthing. It is similar to the Register progeny event but optimized for multiple animals of the litter. In a few steps, you can identify and add all animals of a litter to the database, assigning the Id, sex, register Id, and weight to each animal. Among other purposes, this feature is very useful when you need to record individual data that is required by some genetic companies.

Other improvements in 2017 version:

  • Weekly Management report: This is a Multi-period Performance Analysis report. The report shows five different time periods in the same report. By default, it shows the last 4 weeks by week, then summary columns for the last 4, 13, 52 and 104 weeks. These values can be customized in the Parameters screen.
  • Animal Purchases report (only Vaquitec)
  • Animal Sales report (only Vaquitec)
  • Data Query Builder in List report designer.
  • Whole database report.
  • New Heat Not Served variables for reporting and data analysis.
  • 16 user fields more in Animals, useful for BLUP genetics analysis.
  • Removal Price at removal event.
  • More stage categories.
  • Feed Type in Ingredients codification.
  • Vulvar Discharge in Pregnancy Diagnosis event.
  • Intravaginal as new application for treatments.
  • Specific targets for each database in Options > Targets.
  • Collection ID and Expected Dose as new  fields in Collection Semen event.
  • Treatment Type in Treatment codification (hormone, vaccination, medication, …)
  • Euthanized row in Performance Analysis report. Deaths and mortality rows include died + euthanized.
  • Pregnancy Losses report.
  • Group mortality report.
  • Report designer: New 2D barcodes – PDF417, DataMatrix and QR-code.
  • Report designer: Memo object can have several highlight conditions(frame, font, fill and an object visibility. You may turn on and off each setting.
  • Batch and Fast Event Entry allow to enter directly records by ID, location, register ID and EID.
  • Prewean deaths by birthing cohort report.
  • Action list charts report.
  • Breeding Target Chart report.
  • Event Data Entry support Animal mode. It includes individual, breeding females and breeding males.
  • Location Control report.
  • Feed Purchases report.
  • Hierarchical Detail Group report.
  • First Medication by Entry Document report.
  • Topical and Rectum as application for treatments.
  • Individual tabs for each event in Event Batch Entry.
  • Date boxes accept days. For example “-3″ sets the current date  (or entered date if not empty) minus 3 days. It support days, weeks and months. For example 3w or 5m.
  • Right click in Back button shows the navigation history.
  • Paste feature in Batch Event Entry.
  • Copy Column to Clipboard in Batch Event Entry.
  • Weight at birthing supports * operator to use average weight x liveborn.
  • Batch Event Entry shows in different color events pending to be processed according the main reason.
  • Last weight and weight gain in Weight Control report.
  • Begin Date in Treatment Scheduler.
  • Reminder event.
  • Animals Due for Treatment report includes Reminders.
  • Change Location report.

Backward compatibility issues

  • Account categories have been rebuilt. Please go to Options / Accounts and re-assign the account category to the appropriate one.
  • Group data model has been remodeled. Please go to Group file > Status and arrange stage, location and Cost Center if it is required.
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Lifetime sow performance predicted by the first farrowing

A recent published study looked for a correlation between the number of pigs born alive to parity one females and their subsequent lifetime and reproductive performance on commercial farms in southern Europe (Ilida, Piñeiro and Koketsu, 2015). The study results show an existing sub-population of sows in the farms that will usually perform better than their peers, and this sub-population can be identified at the first farrowing.

This tutorial shows how we can replicate a part of this study using Porcitec’s sow data analytical tool, OLAP. Online analytical processing, or OLAP, is an approach to answering multi-dimensional analytical queries swiftly, and is part of a broader category of business intelligence tools. This is an advanced and relatively complex of the analytical tools of Porcitec.

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New 2017 version at FIGAN expo

The new version 2017 of our herd management software will be presented at FIGAN, March 28-31, Pavilion 9, street B, number 26, in Zaragoza, Spain

Enhancements in dashboards, smartphone apps, multi-farm analysis, task automation, Business Intelligence, saves you time and effort on everyday tasks regardless of farm type or size. The new 2017 version will be released spring 2017.

Please visit our booth and allow us to show you our exciting new herd management solution!

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New 2017 Dashboard

In the new 2017 version, we have added a new dashboard. When you first open your program, the home screen shows an overall view of the current farm status. In the main panel, each row shows the service periods with service results: number of services, females that drop from gestation by week, birthings, birthing rates, and litter data.

The orange cells show the number of females currently gestating by gestation day categories for each service period.

The cells under the gestation day columns show the number of gestating females, and the red bar is proportional to the number of females that dropped from gestation.

Too see the list of females served in a period, click any cell under the Services columns. The list of females is displayed in the bottom-right panel. Click the female ID to see the complete female history. To see a list of females that drop from gestation for a service period and gestation week, click any cell under the gestation area. This works in the same way for birthings and weanings.

The bottom-left panels show female status distributions:

The Entered panel shows the number of entered females by weeks from the entry event. Stacked bars display the number of heat detected females vs. not heat detected.

The Served panel shows the number of served females by weeks from service. Stacked bars display the number of females by service number.

The Lactating panel shows the number of lactating females by weeks from the birthing.

The Open panel shows the weaned and other non gestating females. Stacked bars display the weaned females vs other.

The pie chart shows the distribution of females by their status.

All these panels have the drill-down feature: Click any bar to see the list of underlying females.

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World Pork Expo 2016

Please visit our booth, 565 VI, at World Pork Expo, June 8-10, Des Moines, USA. Let us show you the 2017 preview version of Porcitec, with a new dashboard, new multi-farm capabilities, our unique Business Intelligence module, and benchmarking.
Enter treatments in a tablet, record events in a laptop at the farm, look up female histories in your phone, run any report without Internet. All devices automatically working in sync. Wherever you go or whatever you use, you have access to your data. Some software providers make you choose between Desktop applications or Web applications. Not Porcitec. Its enterprise-proven hybrid solutions give you the best of both worlds, expanding your options without added complexity. With Porcitec, farms can remain autonomous running native applications, while using the Internet to share data and reports with specific users. It it not necessary to upload data to our servers, you have full control of the entire process, having better confidentiality and reliability. All working in sync.


Porcitec Mobile

Native application for Windows10 smartphones and tablets. You can enter any usual event into a female record at the barn level or lookup histories, even without Internet. Data is synced automatically when a connection becomes available. Simply install an app from the app store.

Porcitec Web

Access your farm data from any device at anytime and anywhere. You want all control using the desktop Enterprise edition but at the same time you want the advantages of Online editon? Run reports or see female histories on all your devices, wherever you go throughout your day, using your phone, tablet, laptop, or any HTML5 Web browser. Access the data from anywhere, anytime.

New 2017 dashboards

Use the drill-down feature to go to from numbers to raw events. It shows a colored farrowing analysis and several charts with the current status of the sows.

Multi-farm features

Most reports are multi-farm. Farms can be compared side by side, consolidated, detailed, grouped (by region or any other criteria), all organized in sheets within the same report. See the multi-farm video or the figure below. Interactively you can include/exclude farms by clicking the right panel.

Unique multi-period feature allows you to run different periods within the same report. This example shows five different time periods in the same report. In the above figure, it shows the last 4 weeks by week, then summary columns for the last 4, 13, 52 and 104 weeks. These values can be customized in the Parameters screen.

Benchmarking

Compare the key performance indicators of one farm against a group of farms. The group can be all farms in your production system or any sub-group of your databases. See more information.

Business Intelligence

The next figure shows the lifetime sow performance predicted by the first farrowing. It is a multi-dimensional analysis using the OLAP tool. Detailed info in the manual.

Automation

Create scripts to export, print, or import automatically. Useful for report delivery, importing from OCR,  populating custom Excel documents, and other tasks.

More features…

Please watch our videos to see advanced features of Porcitec.

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British Pig & Poultry Fair 2016

PigFocus Ltd, Porcitec distributor for the UK & Ireland, will be attending the British Pig & Poultry Fair, 10-11 MAY 2016, stand 73 Hall 2, in the UK.

The British Pig & Poultry Fair is the UK’s only dedicated pig and poultry industry event. We will be demonstrating Porcitec, our swine management software that  helps you optimize the performance of your farm and increase your productivity. Porcitec gives you decision-making tools with fast, easy data entry, and flexible yet powerful reporting. Available for Web, Desktop, and Mobile platforms.

Also, we will introduce our exciting new product: Porcitec 2017 Preview, which has a powerful dashboard that pushes important performance indicators and has drill-down features. Just a quick glance and you know the current status of the entire farm.

Please visit our booth and allow us to show you our new swine management solution!

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Photo 2016 edition:

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Agritec apps support Felixcan RFID readers

Agritec apps now supports Felixcan devices. The Felixcan Universal Reader II is a microchip compatible reader with rules ISO 11784/5 capable of reading technologies FDX-B & HDX.
You can use the device only for reading tags in combination with our app for smartphones or tablets, or you can use Felixcan also for entering data and subsequently importing it into your desktop application.
The microchip reader has been specifically designed to endure harsh farm conditions. Its wide display screen and ergonomic design ensures comfortable microchip reading, and the data introduction system allows efficient data entry in formats such as dates or text, or select data from a list.
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Porcitec in The Union of pig breeders of the state of Guanajuato, Mexico.

José Luis Castillo, distributor of Porcitec in Mexico, made a presentation at the Union’s pig breeders of the state of Guanajuato, promoting the use and analysis of data from pigs with the help of Porcitec.

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AHDB Pork, UK

We will be at AHDB Pork (U.K.), practical events, showing Porcitec 2015.

PRACTICAL PIG EVENTS 2015

Half-day events with practical advice to achieve a marketable pig. Suitable for stock people and managers:

17 November  The Bridge, Walshford, Wetherby, North Yorkshire LS22 5HS
18 November  Beverley Racecourse, York Road, Beverley, North Humberside HU178QZ
25 November  The Granary, Heath Lane, Shenstone, Kidderminster, Worcs, DY104BS
1 December    Exeter Golf and Country Club, Topsham Road, Exeter, Devon EX27AE
2 December    Holiday Inn Winchester, Telegraph Way, Morn Hill, WinchesterSO21 1HZ
9 December    Diss Rugby Club, Bellrope Lane, Roydon, Diss, Norfolk IP22 5RG

All events will commence at 14:00 and conclude with hot refreshments no later than 18:00

More information at http://pork.ahdb.org.uk/

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