IRTA, with the support of the Portuguese Federation of Pig Breeders’ Association (FPAS), presented and launched the BDporc concept to the main Portuguese pig farmers in the city of Montijo (Portugal).
The director of BDporc, Mr Pedro López, explained the idea of creating “BDporc Portugal” to over 50 Portuguese swine companies on January 22. The proposal was well received and the companies showed interest in implementing it during 2015, considering this project as a important management tool for helping in decision-making and for the efficiency of the Portuguese swine sector.
The FPAS will collect data from Portuguese pig exploitations, irrespectively of the swine software used, and will regularly send the data to BDporc. For 21 years now, IRTA has been responsible for BDporc Spain, the Spanish Reference Swine Database. This system has made monitoring and controlling the technical results in the exploitations possible. BDporc has allowed swine companies to know and assess the situation regarding their exploitations in comparison with the reference standards of the sector, receive quarterly reports, and have access to e-BDporc, an online tool that offers the user immediate, safe, and continuous access to all the generated information, as well as to a series of advanced tools for automatic analyses of data and systematic comparison with established reference groups.