Not all members of a herd are the same. Some have a higher reproductive rate. Some produce heavier, better quality offspring. Some produce well below the average, or not at all. Some don’t grow at a good rate, regardless of how well they’re fed or raised.
Wouldn’t you like to know which livestock are your top producers and which are your bottom? PLF gives you this pinpoint accuracy.
This information, used in the right way, produces significant results for producers:
- Up to 40% higher profits
- Lower operational expenses
- Healthier animals
- Higher quality meat
- Traceability all the way to the consumer
Cost of Production
Reducing cost of production (CoP) is key to increasing margins. Different from lowering costs and expenses, it allows you to operate more efficiently, to spend less in your operation without any decline in output.
For example, by identifying, precisely, which animals need which supplements, you can target use of fodder and supplements to eliminate waste. Another strategy is to cull on low growth and on poor health, ensuring that no good money is thrown after poorly performing animals.
Triton PLF helps producers reduce CoP by supporting collection and analysis of the information necessary to make these kinds of management decisions, and to make them better.
If your farm is land-constrained, you can improve productivity by optimizing KG/ha through reductions in mortality and increases in reproduction.
With Triton PLF, you record each mortality case and its cause. Turning data into information in this way helps producers rapidly gain insight into one of their biggest hidden costs.
It also helps you immediately identify worst and best reproducing breeders. With the click of a button, it’s possible to draft these animals into three separate mobs (worst = cull; average = watch, best = breed). Productivity can be further increased by early identification of animals that are approaching their weight targets.
Differentiation starts with identification – the RFID number is the link to each animal’s unique cloud-based record . By adding lifetime data to each cloud-based record, information is built up about each animal. Whereas the cloud-based record contains the dataset for productivity enhancement and CoP reduction during the lifetime of the cloud-based record’s holder, it maintains its value after processing. Cloud-based records which contain data like pedigree, breed, gender, area of production, feeding and treatments (e.g. free from antibiotics) can be linked to the carcases and their cuts. This provides a transparent, traceable form of underpinning any marketing claims you may make.
Differentiation has now become verifiable with Triton PLF.