Plan the Mission
The I.C.E.® Cam photo shows the month is March and the overnight temperature is 31°F. We have established an automatic feeder as a food source. Sounder Intel verifies four adults total. 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% success which means we must remove all four pigs expending the least amount of fuel, time, labor and money.
Harvest Efficiency Report
Report column totals for Episode 24 verify three adult boars were removed from this property in two events expending six hours of labor which equated to 120 minutes, or two hours, of labor per pig.
Official Capture Time: 27 MAR 2018
Official Shoot Time: 15 AUG 2018
I only removed three of four targeted pigs, for 75% removal success. I failed the performance goal by allowing the Poland China boar to survive. It is important to understand which variable failed so we are able to make the needed changes to succeed on the next mission. The M.I.N.E. Trapping System, the product, failed to capture all four boars at one time.
Return on Labor
Our total trapping labor was 2.75 hours. Trapping labor per pig was 82.50 minutes. We arrive at this number by multiplying 2.75 hours times 60 minutes which equals 165 minutes. Divide this number by 2 pigs trapped to equal 82.50 minutes of labor per pig. Total shooting labor was 3.25 hours. Shooting labor per pig was 195.00 minutes.
The annual damage prevented by trapping was $800. Annual damage prevented by shooting was $400. To calculate our annual return on labor per method, we must take our annual damage prevented and divide it by the labor hours. $800 divided by 2.75 hours gives us a return on labor of $290.01 per hour from trapping and $123.08 per hour from shooting. This is the most inefficient labor of the entire season and typical of the results Hog Control Operators and landowners can expect at the end of a project when only boars remain on the property.