Chad’s been working on these growth curves since before I met him.  What’s a growth curve you ask?  Honestly, I don’t understand exactly how they work, but it’s something about projecting the future weight of a pig in a large pen auto sort setting, and requires a lot of Excel.  I’m married to a total Excel wizard.  Anyway, Chad and the rest of the team submitted their work and methods for a patent a couple of years ago, and they finally got it!  I’m so proud!