What’s new in 2019 version

In the new 2019 version, we have focused on the integration between our new mobile app and desktop app.  For most customers the Online edition is necessary to use the mobile app. We have also been working on the Web platform so you can run web reports, farm comparisons, female history cards, etc. from anywhere, anytime using any web browser.

New features in 2019 include:

  • Android device support
  • Web reporting
  • Web dashboards
  • Chainway C4050 device support with RFID and QR integrated readers
  • Zebra and CipherLabs devices support with QR integrated readers
  • Improvements in many reports
  • Better support for command line to automatize tasks like report delivery
  • Skiold EFS support
  • PICTraq web services
  • DanBred web services

See https://www.agritecsoft.com for new videos and new information.

Android app video (2 min)

What can I do with Porcitec Mobile? (4 min)

Other improvements:

  • AIR300 RFID reader support
  • Semen Entry and Semen Remove events
  • Feed by animal and date report
  • Animal Feed report
  • LitterID from 10 digits to 16
  • History Card report with QR Code
  • Gestating and lactating inventories in Performance Analysis
  • Individual animal section in Whole Database Analysis report
  • Dedicated feed sheet with list and chart in Animal file
  • AltID (alternative ID) field in files
  • Premises in filters of most of reports
  • Open Faunatec Server option in Support menu
  • Check Communication option in Support menu
  • Nedap Velos ver 5.1 support
  • Nurse On and Nurse Off female numbers in Performance Analysis report
  • MGranSire, MGrandDam, PGranSire, PGrandDam in Animal tables
  • Static Group Performance by End Date report
  • Minor features
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Taiwan Livestock Expo July 26-28

Nice Garden, Agritec partner for Taiwan, will be at the upcomingat Taipei World Trade Center. Please visit booth M17 to learn how the the latest version of Porcitec can help you improve the management of your swine farm.

More info: https://www.livestocktaiwan.com/en-us/

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World Pork Expo 2018

Please visit our booth, 678 VI, at World Pork Expo, June 6-8, Des Moines, USA. Let us show you the new Porcitec Mobile app for Android devices, and the 2019 preview version of Porcitec.
New features include:

  • PICTraq web services
  • DanBred web services
  • Android support
  • Skiold EFS support
  • Chainway C4050 device support with RFID and QR integrated readers
  • Improvements in many reports
  • Better support for command line to automatize tasks like report delivery

See http://www.agritecsoft.com/porcitec/en/mobile for the Android app.

Android app (2 min)

What can I do with Porcitec Mobile? (4 min)

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Feed by animal and day

Individual feed consumption can be recorded for each day and female. You can enter the data directly into Porcitec as usual, or you may want to import from Excel or from automatic feeding systems, like Nedap Velos, Skiold, Schauer and others.

The new 9.4 version of Porcitec includes some new reports for individual feed consumption data. An example is the crosstab report shown below. The columns display the animal IDs and the rows show the date. The cell shows the feed consumed by each animal per date. In red color, you can easily see the females with a high consumption.

As with most other reports, you can modify this report. For example, let’s show the feed consumption using a color gradient.

  1. Right click and select Properties
  2. Select the Data Marker sheet and add edit the rule
  3. Select Highlight all cells dependent on value and change the colors according to your preferences

The new report will display as:

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Unexpected error from external database driver (1)

Since Oct 11 2017, importing data from Excel files generates the following error: “Unexpected error from external database driver (1)”.

This is a Microsoft generated problem that is affecting not only Agritec products, but any software that uses XLS files with the Microsoft JET Database Engine. It is a compatibility issue added in a recent Windows update. We have solved the problem using another driver for Excel files called ACE instead of JET. To fix it:

  1. Install Agritec product version 9.3.8 or higher
  2. It may be necessary to install Microsoft Access Database Engine 2010 Redistributable (32 bits)

If you do not have access to this version or you do not want to update, then the workaround is to uninstall the affected Windows updates:

  • KB4041676 — Windows 10 Version 1703
  • KB4041691 — Windows 10 Version 1607 and Windows Server 2016
  • KB4041693 — Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012
  • KB4041681 — Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2

There is additional information at https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/2feac7ff-3fbd-4d46-afdc-65341762f753/odbc-excel-driver-stopped-working-with-unexpected-error-from-external-database-driver-1?forum=sqldataaccess

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PICTraq in Porcitec in one click

Porcitec is the first swine management software in the world to sync with PICTraq via Web Services. PICTraq is the industry’s largest genetic database. Just click the Sync button in Porcitec and in a few seconds all new sow events and piglet identifications are sent to the PICTraq web server. No more files to transfer back and forth.

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World Pork Expo 2017

Please join us at World Pork Expo June 7-9 in Des Moines so we can share with you our latest upgrade to Porcitec, Advanced Software for Swine Management. See http://www.agritecsoft.com/blog/?p=2141 for what’s new in the 2017 version. Please note we will be in a new location from previous years, in booth V678

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What’s new in 2017 version

Enhancements in dashboards, smartphone apps, multi-farm analysis, task automation, Business Intelligence, saves you time and effort on everyday tasks regardless of farm type or size.
Enter treatments in a tablet, record events in a laptop at the farm, look up female histories in your phone, run any report without Internet. All devices automatically working in sync. Wherever you go or whatever you use, you have access to your data. Some software providers make you choose between Desktop applications or Web applications. Not Porcitec. Its enterprise-proven hybrid solutions give you the best of both worlds, expanding your options without added complexity. With Porcitec, farms can remain autonomous running native applications, while using the Internet to share data and reports with specific users. It it not necessary to upload data to our servers, you have full control of the entire process, having better confidentiality and reliability. All working in sync.

Porcitec Mobile

Native application for Windows 10 smartphones and tablets. You can enter any usual event into a female record at the barn level or lookup histories, even without Internet. Data is synced automatically when a connection becomes available. Simply install an app from the app store. Android version coming soon.

New 2017 dashboards

Use the drill-down feature to go to from numbers to raw events. It shows a colored birthing analysis and several charts with the current status of the sows.

Improved multi-farm features

Most reports are multi-farm. Farms can be compared side by side, consolidated, detailed, grouped (by region or any other criteria), all organized in sheets within the same report. See the multi-farm video or the figure below. Interactively you can include/exclude farms by clicking the right panel.

Unique multi-period feature allows you to run different period types within the same report. This example shows five different time periods in the same report. In the above figure, it shows the last 4 weeks by week, then summary columns for the last 4, 13, 52 and 104 weeks. These values can be customized in the Parameters screen.


Compare the key performance indicators of one farm against a group of farms. The group can be all farms in your production system or any sub-group of your databases. See more information.

Business Intelligence

The next figure shows the lifetime sow performance predicted by the first farrowing. It is a multi-dimensional analysis using the OLAP tool. Detailed info in the manual.


Create scripts to export, print, or import automatically. Useful for report delivery, importing from OCR,  populating custom Excel documents, and other tasks.

Register Multiple Progeny

The Register multiple progeny event identifies each individual offspring of an entire or partial litter after the birthing. It is similar to the Register progeny event but optimized for multiple animals of the litter. In a few steps, you can identify and add all animals of a litter to the database, assigning the Id, sex, register Id, and weight to each animal. Among other purposes, this feature is very useful when you need to record individual data that is required by some genetic companies.

Other improvements in 2017 version:

  • Weekly Management report: This is a Multi-period Performance Analysis report. The report shows five different time periods in the same report. By default, it shows the last 4 weeks by week, then summary columns for the last 4, 13, 52 and 104 weeks. These values can be customized in the Parameters screen.
  • Animal Purchases report (only Vaquitec)
  • Animal Sales report (only Vaquitec)
  • Data Query Builder in List report designer.
  • Whole database report.
  • New Heat Not Served variables for reporting and data analysis.
  • 16 user fields more in Animals, useful for BLUP genetics analysis.
  • Removal Price at removal event.
  • More stage categories.
  • Feed Type in Ingredients codification.
  • Vulvar Discharge in Pregnancy Diagnosis event.
  • Intravaginal as new application for treatments.
  • Specific targets for each database in Options > Targets.
  • Collection ID and Expected Dose as new  fields in Collection Semen event.
  • Treatment Type in Treatment codification (hormone, vaccination, medication, …)
  • Euthanized row in Performance Analysis report. Deaths and mortality rows include died + euthanized.
  • Pregnancy Losses report.
  • Group mortality report.
  • Report designer: New 2D barcodes – PDF417, DataMatrix and QR-code.
  • Report designer: Memo object can have several highlight conditions(frame, font, fill and an object visibility. You may turn on and off each setting.
  • Batch and Fast Event Entry allow to enter directly records by ID, location, register ID and EID.
  • Prewean deaths by birthing cohort report.
  • Action list charts report.
  • Breeding Target Chart report.
  • Event Data Entry support Animal mode. It includes individual, breeding females and breeding males.
  • Location Control report.
  • Feed Purchases report.
  • Hierarchical Detail Group report.
  • First Medication by Entry Document report.
  • Topical and Rectum as application for treatments.
  • Individual tabs for each event in Event Batch Entry.
  • Date boxes accept days. For example “-3″ sets the current date  (or entered date if not empty) minus 3 days. It support days, weeks and months. For example 3w or 5m.
  • Right click in Back button shows the navigation history.
  • Paste feature in Batch Event Entry.
  • Copy Column to Clipboard in Batch Event Entry.
  • Weight at birthing supports * operator to use average weight x liveborn.
  • Batch Event Entry shows in different color events pending to be processed according the main reason.
  • Last weight and weight gain in Weight Control report.
  • Begin Date in Treatment Scheduler.
  • Reminder event.
  • Animals Due for Treatment report includes Reminders.
  • Change Location report.

Backward compatibility issues

  • Account categories have been rebuilt. Please go to Options / Accounts and re-assign the account category to the appropriate one.
  • Group data model has been remodeled. Please go to Group file > Status and arrange stage, location and Cost Center if it is required.
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Lifetime sow performance predicted by the first farrowing

A recent published study looked for a correlation between the number of pigs born alive to parity one females and their subsequent lifetime and reproductive performance on commercial farms in southern Europe (Ilida, Piñeiro and Koketsu, 2015). The study results show an existing sub-population of sows in the farms that will usually perform better than their peers, and this sub-population can be identified at the first farrowing.

This tutorial shows how we can replicate a part of this study using Porcitec’s sow data analytical tool, OLAP. Online analytical processing, or OLAP, is an approach to answering multi-dimensional analytical queries swiftly, and is part of a broader category of business intelligence tools. This is an advanced and relatively complex of the analytical tools of Porcitec.

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New 2017 version at FIGAN expo

The new version 2017 of our herd management software will be presented at FIGAN, March 28-31, Pavilion 9, street B, number 26, in Zaragoza, Spain

Enhancements in dashboards, smartphone apps, multi-farm analysis, task automation, Business Intelligence, saves you time and effort on everyday tasks regardless of farm type or size. The new 2017 version will be released spring 2017.

Please visit our booth and allow us to show you our exciting new herd management solution!

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