Swine Forum Blog

After attending the Swine Innovation Forum at NC State, I walked away learning two very important points. Maximizing our productivity and ensuring the health of our porcine friends is a top priority in our industry today. However, the nature of swine health management poses unique and significant challenges that need to be faced.

Breaking the chains of an outdated data management system will be the first crucial steps forward in the swine industry. Thankfully, technological advancements have led to some pretty cool innovative solutions that point us in the right direction!

In today’s digital age, the collection and management of data have become increasingly important, especially in agriculture. However, the farm environment can present its own set of challenges when it comes to data management that other industries may not experience.

  1. Data Collection and Integration: On a farm, data is generated from a lot of different sources, such as monitoring devices, equipment sensors, and manual observations. Collecting and integrating this data into one centralized location can be a time-consuming and complex task. Even manual entry still presents itself as a challenge on the farm.
  2. Data Volume and Variety: Farms generate a large amount of data on a daily basis, ranging from environmental conditions to animal health records. Managing such a large volume and variety of data can be overwhelming. To manage this information includes organizing, categorizing, and storing data effectively to ensure easy accessibility and retrieval when it is needed.
  3. Data Quality and Accuracy: Accurate data is vital for making informed decisions on the farm. However, data quality and accuracy is challenging. Human error, variability in data sources, and environmental factors can impact the reliability of collected data. Even data entry and recording errors can occur, further compromising the integrity of the data.
  4. Connectivity: Many farms are located in remote areas with limited or unreliable internet connection. This makes the challenge for real-time data transfer and communication with outside stakeholders, such as veterinarians or industry professionals, difficult. Implementing a reliable network can be costly and require ongoing maintenance.
  5. Data Security and Privacy: Farms today handle a lot of sensitive data. Ensuring the data of our farms is secure and private is crucial to protect our industry against unauthorized access, data breaches, or misuse of our records.
  6. Data Analysis: Data alone is not enough for decision-making. Analyzing and interpreting data to find meaningful insights and actionable recommendations is a complex and demanding process.

EveryPig recognizes the challenges faced by farmers in managing their data effectively. As a comprehensive and progressive swine health and production management platform, EveryPig offers features that alleviate these challenges:

  1. Streamline Data Collection: EveryPig provides an interface that simplifies data collection and integration for farmers. It allows users to enter data directly into the platform, eliminating the need for manual paperwork or transferring data across different systems.
  2. Centralized Communication: EveryPigs Farmfeed allows pork producers to communicate directly with the farms, giving access to everyone on your team who should be privy to farm data; from caregivers to field managers to veterinarians. No need to forward text messages, emails and messages from phone calls. It’s all there on the Farmfeed.
  3. Data Validation and Quality Control: EveryPig incorporates validation mechanisms to ensure data accuracy and quality. Built-in checks and data validation rules help identify errors or inconsistencies, reducing the likelihood of incorrect data entry and improving the reliability of the collected information.
  4. Offline Functionality: Recognizing the connection challenges faced by our farms today, EveryPig offers an offline functionality. Users can record data even without an internet connection, and once the connection is restored, the data is automatically synchronized with the platform.
  5. Secure Data Storage: EveryPig prioritizes the security and privacy of its users. The platform employs industry-standard security protocols including role-based access controls, and regular backups to protect farm data from unauthorized access, loss, or theft.

EveryPig brings a game-changing solution to the table for swine health and production management. By streamlining the communication, facilitating health monitoring, enabling early disease detection, optimizing biosecurity measures, and providing data-driven insights, EveryPig empowers professionals in the swine industry to improve pig health and welfare, enhance compliance, and drive sustainable growth. Embracing new innovative technologies can not only benefit individual farms but also contribute to the advancement of the entire swine industry. With EveryPig, the future of swine management is brighter than ever!

Kori Hilsheimer
Customer Success Specialist, EveryPig

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