Beginning with 2004 year-end data, PigCHAMP is sending customized personal benchmarking reports to customers who send in their data. This allows PigCHAMP users to compare their herd performance to industry standards, thereby helping them identify potential areas of improvement. There is no charge for this service.

"This is the first time a swine software company has offered a service of this kind, and we are pleased to set the industry standard," says Jack Tichy, general manager of PigCHAMP. "The North American pork industry has changed dramatically over the past 10 years, and this benchmarking service will help customers identify their strengths and weaknesses, and make changes accordingly, particularly since our database includes nearly 75 percent of the North American breeding herd."

Besides the immediate benefit to PigCHAMP customers, the national benchmarking comparisons will provide industry influencers with a bird's eye view of key production indicators, helping them track pork production trends.

Source: Company Release