VAST | Livestock and Poultry Products

Right The Curve

VAST has developed an individual pig economic model designed to make profit-optimizing decisions regarding production and marketing protocols and evaluation of production tools.  Rather than use the industry’s traditional approach of decision-making using “mean” (average) performance measurements, the model takes into account an entire population of animals and the variation within systems around that “mean”.  The name Right the Curve references the bell-shaped curve that characterizes our production output.  There are two connotations to the word “Right” in Right the Curve: first to correct (e.g., reduce) variation and secondly to move the curve to the right (thereby increasing throughput and revenues).  The tool is designed to help producers accomplish both of these economically significant objectives.

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