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Free conversion to PigCom pig recording system

Pig breeding company ACMC has offered free conversion to their advanced PigCom pig recording system to those producers using the Easicare programme following the withdrawal of technical support by Agrosoft for Easicare and H. M. Boot DOS-based systems on 31 March 2008.

Since Easicare was originally developed by the Curtis family, ACMC can import data and convert all sow records into an updated windows-based format.

"Apart from the obvious differences in data entry between DOS and windows, users should experience a degree of familiarity with reports, albeit with improved graphing and consolidated reporting," commented Ed Sutcliffe, ACMC's technical director. Other systems may incur a charge.

PigCom software can be used both as an aid to weekly routines and to help with vital business management systems through identifying Key Performance Indicators.

Multiple herds can be recorded on the one system and, where required, these can be consolidated for an overall view. Entering data is straight-forward and the system has good editing and search capabilities. Reports and data can be electronically exported as attachments to emails.

The system can be used easily to provide data to the British Pig Executive (BPEX) under a scheme which offers PCV2 vaccine vouchers in return for statistics to be used in a research project.

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  • T L Kotze

    I used Easicare since the IBM 286 and the monochrome monitor ( yellow & black!)
    I needed a dongle insert into the computer to be able to use Easicare which doubled as my 'license'. I changed to Pigchamp in 2012 due to the demise of Easicare. I was told by my genetics company that Easicare was no longer available and they have adopted Pigchamp - hence I have to chnage as well.
    I have hated every minute of Pigchamp - and ever since 2012 ..I have not REALLY known what was going on on my farm - because MY farm does not lend itself to the Pigchamp grower herd side of the programme. I have no idea (unless I do a multitude of calculations, what my DWFCR is..or my adg...
    If this programme is an 'upgrade of Easicare, I am interested. I have a farrow to finish 535 sow unit.
    Do you have a free trial? if This is like my beloved Easicare...I don't care if I have to capture every single detail on it myself - I just want control back of my farm.

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