Rethinking Our Approach to Swine Data

 

By Aaron Lower, Carthage Veterinary System Ltd

via FarmJournal's Pork - January 10, 2022

 

The Executive Veterinary Program (EVP) at the University of Illinois, College of Veterinary Medicine was developed in 1991 to enhance the business, communication and planning skills of swine veterinarians. Since that time, 225 of the top swine industry veterinarians from throughout the world have benefited from the program. I participated in the program as part of the 2015 class. Our fifth module, "Measuring Implementation: Leading with Data," was facilitated by Brad Kolar of Avail Advisors. The module centered around data, but with a more holistic approach. This module has stuck with me as we approach health, production and financial information with our clients.

 

The value of data varies greatly due to variation in what we are collecting and also in how we utilize it. Basically, you increase the value of data through the four phases of data interpretation. You provide leadership and insight to your organizations through these phases collect, summarize, analyze and syntheses.

 

Data Collection ...

 

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Taking Action ...

 

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