If Alberta Pork’s weekly pricing report looks different to you this week – it is!
Alberta Pork has partnered with Gowans Feed Consulting to offer a new feed cost modelling tool for producers, updated monthly. In addition, the tool will be offered with commentary on feed price trends, comparing the change in market prices of various feed ingredients that matter to hog farmers.
The tool, commentary and related charts can be found on Alberta Pork’s feed cost modelling webpage, and it will be included with the weekly email sent to producers and industry partners.
“We are pleased to offer producers a new tool to help better manage their operations,” said Javier Bahamon, Quality Assurance and Production Manager, Alberta Pork. “Operational effectiveness and efficiency depend on understanding inputs, and this new tool will allow producers to enhance their work.”
The modelling tool is built as an Excel spreadsheet, which producers can use to add their own feed information, allowing calculations to be made automatically, demonstrating their estimated feed costs based on market predictions and more. The spreadsheet will be updated on a monthly basis, and the file is fully downloadable and freely accessible to anyone.
As part of introducing this new tool, producers and industry partners will be invited to a short webinar, next week, to walk through how to use the calculator. Stay tuned for an email on this subject.
For more information, please contact Javier Bahamon, Quality Assurance and Production Manager, Alberta Pork by email at email@example.com or by phone at 780-469-8982, toll-free at 1-877-247-PORK (7675).