Plan the Mission

The I.C.E.® Cam photo shows the month is February and the overnight temperature is 32°F. We have established an automatic feeder as a food source. Intel verifies one adult sow and nine piglets for a total of 10. We have determined one trained and certified hog control operator will employ the trapping process using one M.I.N.E.® Trapping System. Our performance standard is 100 percent success which means we must remove all eight pigs expending the least amount of fuel, time, labor and money.

Harvest Efficiency Report

Date of the boomerang capture was 27 February 2018. There were four juvenile boars and five gilts. Nine of nine were effectively captured for 100 percent success expending 1.5 labor hours expending 10 minutes of labor per pig.

 

The sow was removed from Blow Down on 08 February. The shooting event expended 2.75 labor hours for 165 minutes of labor per pig. Harvest Efficiency Report column totals for Episode 04 verify 10 pigs were removed from this property in two events expending 4.25 hours of labor which equated to 25.5 minutes of labor per pig.

 

Mission Assessment

We removed all ten targeted pigs for a 100 percent removal success rate. Therefore, we accomplished our performance goals using a trained and certified hog control operator by trapping and shooting during winter months using our M.I.N.E.® Trapping System and rifles equipped with our thermal shooting scopes. The total number of pigs impacted during this episode was 10.

Return on Labor

Our total trapping labor for this episode was 1.5 hours. Number of pigs trapped was nine. Trapping labor per pig was 10 minutes. We arrive at this number by multiplying 1.50 hours times 60 minutes which equals 90 minutes. Divide this number by nine pigs trapped to equal 10 minutes of labor per pig. Total shooting labor was 2.75 hours. Shooting labor per pig was 165 minutes.

This episode, the future annual damage prevented by trapping was $3,600. Annual damage prevented by shooting was only $400. To calculate our annual return on investment per method, we must take our annual damage prevented and divide it by the labor hours. $3,600 divided by 1.5 hours gives us a return on investment of $2,400.00 per hour from trapping compared to only $145.45 per hour from shooting.

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