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
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
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