Point-and-Click Hog Grading Data15 June 2012
CANADA - All Ontario swine farmers can access grading data to help maximize returns through a software program created by the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. The swine Grading Data Explorer is literally a point-and-click goldmine of information that is easy to access.
Like any other business, swine farmers need
to have the most current information about
their product to make adjustments for the next
shipment to bring in top dollar. That’s easier
to do when the information is at your fingertips.
Open Grading Data Explorer on your
computer, check the boxes for the information
you want and there it is on your screen. Check
the boxes for weight, fat, muscle and yield
data on the hogs taken to slaughter on a given
date and the results are presented in a table,
as a scatter plot or chart with averages. The
information helps identify how well your hogs
are meeting the marketing grid.
Grading Data Explorer is available to all swine farmers in Ontario. To get started swine farmers need a username and password then they can access their confidential data. Since Ontario Pork collects swine grading data for the province, Grading Data Explorer is situated on their website. There is no charge for an Ontario swine farmer to use Grading Data Explorer. Anyone interested in using the tool can download it through Ontario Pork’s website. All that is required is a username and password to access grading information in the data base. Producers can find the necessary forms here.
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