Plan the Mission
This week, we will demonstrate how multiple captures in the same trap enclosure, reduces the total minutes of labor per pig. Selecting the most efficient process and products, to remove all age classes, without expending additional construction labor, is necessary for a cost-effective Integrated Wild Pig Control® program.
Harvest Efficiency Report
Report column totals for Episode 18 verify 15 adults and 43 juveniles were removed from Fountain, for a total of 58 pigs, in seven trapping events, at a single location, in 12 months, expending 10 hours of labor, which equated to a little over 10 minutes of labor per pig.
Official Capture Time: 23 FEB 17
Official Capture Time: 24 FEB 17
Official Capture Time: 26-Feb-17 0428
Official Capture Time: 04 MAR 17
Official Capture Time: 17 MAR 17
Official Capture Time: 19 JUN 17
Official Capture Time: 19 JAN 18
Return on Labor
Our total trapping labor was 10.0 hours. Trapping labor per pig was 10.34 minutes. We arrive at this number by multiplying 10.0 hours times 60 minutes which equals 600 minutes. Divide this number by 58 pigs trapped to equal 10.34 minutes of labor per pig.
The annual damage prevented by trapping was $23,200. To calculate our annual return on labor, we must take our annual damage prevented and divide it by the labor hours. $23,200 divided by 10.0 hours gives us a return on labor of $2,320 per hour from trapping.