Plan the Mission
The I.C.E.® Cam photo shows the month is March and the overnight temperature is 70°F. We have set up a automatic hog feeder as a food source. Sounder Intel verifies one adult sow, 16 subadults and six orphaned juveniles for a total of 23. 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 23 pigs expending the least amount of fuel, time, labor and money.
Harvest Efficiency Report
Dates of the Pea Field captures were 25 & 28 March 2017. We effectively captured one adult sow, 14 subadults and six juveniles expending 3.50 labor hours. The sow was pregnant with five fetuses. ‘Split Ear’ was removed from Mud Puddle while Goliath #3 and the surviving black boar were removed from Pea Field North on 28 March 2017. Hamp and the surviving red boar were removed from Pea Field West on 31 March 2017. The shooting events expended 16.00 labor hours. Harvest Efficiency Report column totals for Episode 11 verify 31 pigs were impacted in six events expending 19.50 hours of labor which equated to almost 38 minutes of labor per pig.
Five Fetuses from Peg Leg
Captured Six Orphans (28 March 2017)
Shot ‘Split Ear’ Boar at Mud Puddle (28 March 2017)
Shot ‘Goliath 3’ Boar at Pea Field North (28 March 2017)
Shot Surviving Black Boar at Pea Field North (28 March 2017)
Shot Surviving Red Boar at Pea Field West (31 March 2017)
Shot ‘Hamp’ Boar at Pea Field West (31 March 2017)
We removed all 23 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 thermal scoped rifles. We were successful in harvesting the surviving boars plus three additional mature boars and prevented five fetuses from being born. The total number of pigs impacted during this mission was 31.
Return on Labor
Our total trapping labor was 3.50 hours. Trapping labor per pig was 8.08 minutes. We arrive at this number by multiplying 3.50 hours times 60 minutes which equals 210 minutes. Divide this number by 26 pigs trapped to equal 8.08 minutes of labor per pig. Total shooting labor was 16.00 hours. Shooting labor per pig was 192 minutes.
The annual damage prevented by trapping was $10,400. Annual damage prevented by shooting was $2,000. To calculate our annual return on labor per method, we must take our annual damage prevented and divide it by the labor hours. $10,400 divided by 3.5 hours gives us a return on labor of $2,971.43 per hour from trapping. $2,000 divided by 16.00 hours gives us a return on labor of $125.00 per hour from shooting.