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, 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!