Plan the Mission
The I.C.E.® Cam photo shows the month is December and the overnight temperature is 46°F. We have established an automatic pig feeder as a food source. Sounder Intel verifies 12 adults and zero juveniles for a total of 12. We have determined one trained and certified Hog Control Operator™ will employ the hog trapping process using one M.I.N.E.® Trapping System. Our performance standard is 100 percent success which means we must remove all 12 pigs expending the least amount of fuel, time, labor and money.
Harvest Efficiency Report
Date of the northern neighbor’s capture was 30 December 2016. There were seven adult boars and five adult sows. No fetuses were detected during necropsy. Harvest Efficiency Report column totals for episode seven verify all 12 adults were removed from this property in one event expending 2.25 hours of labor which equated to 11.25 minutes of labor per pig.
We removed 12 of 12 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 during winter months, using our M.I.N.E.® Trapping System. The total number of pigs impacted during this episode was 12.
Return on Labor
Our total hog trapping labor for Episode 07 was 2.25 hours. Trapping labor per pig was 11.25 minutes. We arrive at this number by multiplying 2.25 hours times 60 minutes which equals 135 minutes. Divide this number by 12 pigs trapped to equal 11.25 minutes of labor per pig.
The annual damage prevented by trapping was $4,800. To calculate our annual return on labor, we must take our annual damage prevented and divide it by the labor hours. $4,800 divided by 2.25 hours gives us a return on investment of $2,133.33 per hour from trapping.
Be sure to tune in next week’s episode of JAGER PRO® on RFD-TV, next Tuesday at 9:30 pm ET (8:30 pm CT). Check local listings for availability near you and enjoy the episode promo. For more hog trapping videos, visit our YouTube page!