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Plan the Mission

The I.C.E.® Cam photo shows the month is January and the overnight temperature is 17°F. We have established an automatic hog feeder as a food source. Sounder intel verifies four adults and 13 juveniles for a total of 17. 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 17 pigs expending the least amount of fuel, time, labor, and money.

Harvest Efficiency Report

Date of the River Trail capture was 09 January 2018. There were seven juvenile boars, six juvenile gilts, (including the piglet that expired during the early morning of 02 January 2018) one subadult gilt and three adult sows. No fetuses were detected during necropsy. Harvest Efficiency Report column totals for Episode 09 verify 17 pigs were removed in one event expending 3.75 hours of labor which equated to a little over 13 minutes of labor per pig.


Mission Assessment

We removed 17 of 17 targeted pigs for a 100 percent removal success rate. This 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 thermal scoped rifles for hog hunting.

Return on Labor

Our total trapping labor was 3.75 hours. Trapping labor per pig was 13.24 minutes. We arrive at this number by multiplying 3.75 hours times 60 minutes which equals 225 minutes. Divide this number by 17 pigs trapped to equal 13.24 minutes of labor per pig. 

The annual damage prevented by trapping was $6,800. To calculate our annual return on labor per method, we must take our annual damage prevented and divide it by the labor hours. $6,800 divided by 3.75 hours gives us a return on labor of $1,813.33 per hour from trapping. 

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