When you have entered you inventory numbers, utopia would be that the balance is perfect. But now and then it happens that the equation fails. Here are some hints to help you read and understand the numbers.
Example of balance:
At the left side you can see the tab “Addet” which means: All animals that have been added to the herd – starting with the last periods end status. At the right side under tab “Subtracted” you can see all animals who have left the herd ending with your current status. When the numbers in the blue columns are the same the balance is perfect.
Boars I this herd they have bought 2 boar and sold 1 boar in the period. Alle breeding stock, who are leaving the farm alive are mentioned as “Sold”. If you double-click the cell a new window will pop up and you can see the animals that are calculated, and you can see the type of the exit.
Status: In this herd there were 329 sows at the last stocktake
Bought: No sows bought in the period
Transferred: 42 gilts have farrowed in the period and are now sows
Total: 329 at status + 0 bought + 42 transferred = 371
Sold: Number of sows, who have been removed from herd while still alive In the period
Dead: Number of sows, who are dead or who have been killed in the period
Total: 28 sold + 12 dead + 331 counted at inventory this time = 371
The set-up is the same as the sow set-up. 42 maiden gilts who have been serviced in the period have now become ”gilts” and are therefore added to the number of gilts.
If you have a quantity in the column “bought”, then you have a registration of a maiden gilt with an entry date after the service date.
Here you can doble click and you can easily find the animal and correct if it is a mistake.
These are the maiden gilts who have a sow number but are not yet serviced.
Maiden gilts (location)
These are the number of animals who are in a location which is included in the production report. The set- up you can find under ”General” – ”Production reports”.
Maiden gilts (location) will show slaughtered animals in a separate column. This is however not a standard lay out. In the Quick guide “How to set up and use layouts” you can find information on how to do your own layouts.
This example shows how many maiden gilts are dead or slaughtered. This might help you to discover any inconsistencies.
In this case there are 39 transferred maiden gilts (location) via maiden gilts (with number) and to gilts. The animals are serviced on the same date as their entry, whilst 1 have been slaughtered in the period.
Suckling piglets who are adden in the period must be the same number as have been born. Those who are subtracted are the same as the number of weaned.
In the above excample the E control has a nursery attached and all nursing piglets are weaned and transferred to this location. This means that number of animals who have been weaned is the same as the number of animals going into the nursery. Here you can often see mistakes as not all nursing piglets have been put into correct location.
It is your choice whether the difference in the number of suckling piglets should be shown as dead or as a difference. In the menu General – Set up – Calculation – Other, you can select how differences of piglets should be handled in the column “Dead”. Please note: If you exchange data with Topigs this setting can influence on your logging of data in connection with weaning’s:
You can also choose to register all dead suckling piglets either on each sow in the menu ”Sows/Boars” – “Dead piglet” or at the sow card. Alternatively you can enter them in Menu “Sows/Boars” – “Dead piglet group”. Note: The key figure that is shown on the E-control as “Mortality %” is not affected by the dead piglets in the balance as the key figure is calculated on basis of he difference between the the weaned sows liveborn piglets and the total number of weaned piglets in the period.