Occasionally, breeders end up using semen with a suboptimal fertilizing ability due to inadequate storage conditions.
By writing down the sow’s number directly onto a piece of paper or a card we do not lose information
More attractive for the pigs, more comfortable for farmers.
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We talk about weight and age at mating, stall adaptation, flushing, how to perform heat detection and insemination, the convenience or inconvenience of segregating the gilts
30 years ago, the idea of setting up a conveyor belt like the ones that are (or were) used in poultry farming appeared.