SMS LLC Services
Swine Smart Farm Benchmarking: SMS is a leader in the swine industry in farm benchmarking. The newest for 2013 contains whole farm benchmarking and parity benchmarking. This is a growing database of over 800 farms and more than 1,400,000 sows. This allows SMS to create reports showing farms where they rank in specific production areas. These reports highlight areas of good production and areas that need improving. The
SMS Executive Summary is a very concise report showing the farms potential for improvement and the
SMS Production Index combines 11 production numbers into one farm index number showing the potential for improvement. Farm Benchmarking is a eight page report.
Swine Smart Production Analysis:
Our exclusive software extracts key production information from
20+ different swine record programs and creates concise production
reports based on SMS’s Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s). NPPC
Production and Financial Standards are used to standardize all
reports. SMS was an early adopter of “Continuous Quality
Improvement” (CQI) and one of the first companies to introduce
“Statistical Process Control” (SPC) charts to the swine
industry. SMS reports are presented in an easy-to-read graphical format
and posted on a secure web site at www.swinems.com. SMS
has developed many specialized reports to allow more in-depth analysis
in several areas of the farm. Reports look at evaluating individual
breeders by farrowing rate and total born by time of day mated; by wean
to service interval; by day of week; and many other areas to find
breeding problems and track results after changes to procedures are
made. Web Analysis involves a 6 page Farm Analysis report that can be
written for a farm monthly or quarterly. This allow for a flow of
information between the farm and SMS by e-mail or phone.
Financial Analysis is a growing area of SMS that offers
analysis of financial records, including budgeting, cost to against
other producers. SMS uses NPPC Production and Financials Standards
reports to standardize the reports.
SMS Training offers seminars in the
classroom or on the farm. SMS provides training on record analysis,
maximizing sow production, and increasing piglet survival. Also for the
nursery, finisher, and wean-to-finish management, SMS also has Employee
Handbooks, and SOP (Standard Operating Procedures) manuals that outline
the best management practices which are customized for each farm.
SMS Consulting offers production and
financial analysis via phone or on farm. Farm consulting can evaluate
the facilities, genetics, management flow, and condition of the breeding
herd. Recommendations are always provided.