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How far can you get? Our experience in the field shows that most pig producers are still not able to answer this question, and unfortunately most Brazilian pig farmers do not work with well-defined goals. To change this scenario, we invite you to build a map for your business, determining the departure and the arrival […]
The subject of this post may be unknown or sound curious to those working in agriculture, since the term accelerator is not yet a common term in our day-to-day life. However, accelerators are indirectly present around us more than we think. WhatsApp, Airbnb and Uber are some of the world companies that had their success […]
Honestly, what keeps you awake at night as a farm manager or owner regarding people? Do you need to make changes, but realize that people are not engaged? Or have you hired an employee you thought was wonderful and one week later he is delivering less than he should? The answer to these questions boil […]
Pig farmers know that you need more than performance data to have an accurate view of the farm to support your business decisions. You need a global and systemic view of pig production considering the installed capacity of the farm, instead of focusing on individual processes.
In order to make pig production an increasingly profitable business, increasing productivity should be a continuous target of farms. Just like an industry is able to define the installed capacity of a plant – measuring the amount of products their equipment is able to manufacture – farms can (and should!) forecast how many piglets their […]
In the industry, one of the main indicators of productivity is the level of capacity utilization, which is the maximum output of the machinery of a factory. Outputs lower than installed capacity mean that the resources are underutilized, resulting in profitability losses. This is called idle capacity. In pig production, idle capacity may also be […]
In the day-to-day routine of pig production, we usually talk a lot about growth, productivity rates and performance indicators, a clear sign that data collection is already an integral part of the daily activities in the farm. The question is: how can all these data be turned into quality information that can effectively contribute to […]
Customer satisfaction is the main goal of every business. After all, satisfied customers are loyal customers. This also applies to pig production. Excellence in delivery is as important as excellence in production, that is, to ensure that the demand is supplied as best as possible. Therefore, ideal delivery is one of the essential concepts of […]
Why am I not able to produce more? Why my business is not more profitable? All pig producers have asked these questions at least once. We believe the answers are in how farmers consider their operations. Identifying problems means you need to stop looking at individual operational details, such as mating, weaning, farrowing, feeding, and […]
Quick question: have you gathered your team this week to assess production and to find solutions for the problems in your farm? If your answer is yes, congratulations! You are part of a still small group of pig farmers that started changing a critical cultural issue: the lack of time dedicated to discuss management. We […]
Suppose that you propose a trip to your farm team. Then, after saying the city of destination and that you expect all there, you realize that your team has no idea how to get there. What would be your first reaction? You would probably would draw a map and give it to the team, wouldn’t […]
Engagement is guided by motivation. You need to find out what motivates farm workers, so that they engage in your project and try to achieve professional and personal success and the success for the business as a whole.
The beginning of a new year always represents an opportunity for improvement – and this applies to people, companies and, of course, farms. After all, we have 12 months ahead to reach new goals and try to make better everything we are involved in. However, this process of transformation requires planning, something which unfortunately has […]
One of the main problems of pig production management is the lack of planning. As most pig producers are used to making decisions based on the past, they find it hard to think their businesses far ahead. If you are one of them, it is time to change. A good start to change is to […]