Farrower/Finisher – Transporter/Transporter – Sl.h.

Product information exchange:

Process information exchange:

Planning information:

Information system used:

The slaughterhouse provides 85% of farmers with carcass information through FarmingNet: technical information (e.g., liver problems, lung problems, fat percentage) and financial information.

According to EU rules on traceability and health, farmers have to provide the slaughterhouse with information on medicated feed and medicated water used in the past two months and information on (high) death percentages (food chain information (VKI) regulation). In any case, a farmer needs to store information on feed used, to be handed over if needed.
Regulation aims to improve and safeguard animal health and animal welfare. Aim is to achieve a tolerance level of 0%, which means no incidents, like residues of e.g., antibiotic medicine in meat.

Amongst others:
Quantity of pigs
Delivery time.
Planning information (essentially, number of pigs and timing) is exchanged between farmers, transporters and slaughterhouse.
Planning is an extensive task:
170.000 pigs per week, batch size about 100 means about 1700 transports a week.

FarmingNet is an important electronic system for feedback of quality data on carcasses to farmers.
The system provides dynamic insight into quality delivered in the form of technical information, financial information both on the short term (one transaction) and on the long term (many transactions).
All farmers still receive paper bill with findings w.r.t. health and quality of carcasses attached.
Electronic exchange of (week-)planning information (telephone and EDI).
From January 2008 planning can be made through FarmingNet (module for farmers to announce number of pigs to be slaughtered, feed used, health, etc.).