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LeeO records information that customers can’t get with paper records, like who is doing what action in the barn, when they are doing it, and what the conditions are like when it is done. This meta-data enriches the actual data that employees record to give much more management information.

For example, if it is time to inseminate a sow and LeeO knows its past offspring didn’t perform well, LeeO will notify the user that they might want to reconsider.

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LeeO, Smart Order, and the Feed Allocation System (FAS) are all designed to work independently, however, they are even more powerful when they work together. Starting with LeeO that is focused on pigs at the farm level, then FAS that is focused on feed performance and then to Smart Order that provides a connection to the mills.

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The Russcher family knows a thing or two about pork production. Their farm dates back to the early 1960s and has received several outstanding performance awards for having a top performing herd. In addition to those accolades, this February Denny Russcher was named the Michigan Master Pork Producer by the Michigan Pork Producers Association.

Denny is responsible for managing the breeding herd at Precision Pork, which is expected to reach 2,400 sows this year. In addition, the farm continues to be in the top 10 percent for their farm size and they currently wean over 35,000 pigs annually.

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Getting started with FAS

A little over a year ago — shortly after Alesha Nemechek started at S&C Pork — CEO Chris Schroeder walked over to her and dropped a Feed Allocation System (FAS) pamphlet on her desk.

"At the time, we were a little more spread out than we are today," Schroeder explained. "I felt very disconnected to the feed mills and we weren't doing a great job of knowing where feed was delivered, when, and to what barn until the end of the month when we received an invoice."

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