Colorado Swine Data, LLC (CSD) is a swine data management bureau processing its first sow records in October of 1998. Currently CSD manages records for approximately 330 farms, consisting of 365,000 sows spreading across 28 states and 4 countries.
Daily events are recorded at the farm level on forms supplied by CSD and sent daily or weekly via fax or email to the CSD office. Transactions are processed through scanning technology that reads the handwritten forms and uploads the data directly into the PigKnows software. All rejected events are sent back to the farm. Once rejected items are returned to CSD all items are manually balanced with the farm totals and totals within the PigKnows database to assure accuracy.
Every CSD client is assigned an account manager who maintains and is responsible for the data management of that farm. The account manager will work with personnel at the farm level to be sure records are received on time, the records are complete and accurate, and that the events balance in the PigKnows database with the events that occurred at the farm.
PigKnows software is available 24/7 via the web using specified customer logins and passwords. Once a key stroke is made in the CSD office, the data is available at your farm, home or office. Reports can be automatically posted to your login or emailed directly to you. Reports can also be mailed to your location. Sow cards are printed and distributed once a month to your location.