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Zoetis Unveils HOGISTICS

Updated: 07/09/2014 @ 1:35pm

Zoetis has released a new tool, HOGISTICS, to help pork producers more accurately predict optimal market weight and weight distribution. The tool helps producers make more accurate marketing decisions by using their historical production data to provide more precise information.

"With this knowledge, producers can plan pig flow six to eight weeks out and more efficiently plan pig placements,” explains Chad Grouwinkel, senior manager, pork productivity solutions, Zoetis. “With HOGISTICS, you know when your market hogs will reach their optimal market weight window with a significantly higher degree of accuracy, which helps maximize profitability.”

HOGISTICS is an automated, data-driven, predictive analytic model that more accurately predicts market hog weight, weight distribution, and mortality by weeks on feed. It acts like a producer’s own production system, taking into account an operation’s unique history, events, and growth patterns. Beyond enabling producers to make more-informed marketing and pig flow decisions, the tool also measures the impact of important production events, such as adding dietary fat or a vaccine to prevent disease.

“HOGISTICS allows you to test scenarios and see what changes can mean to your bottom line before you actually implement them,” Grouwinkel notes. “HOGISTICS is a unique system that helps producers maximize revenue and net profit.”

Producers using HOGISTICS are not required to input any data. It’s designed for use with current organized production data systems. The weekly market weight prediction reports can be accessed online and are in an easy-to-read spreadsheet format. Zoetis also provides support to help producers fully utilize all the benefits from HOGISTICS.

Learn more by visiting hogistics.com or by contacting your local Zoetis representative.

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