One of the main tools to encourage the installation of extra lighting in the mating area is the data analysis, and more specifically the weaning-to-service interval.
The compounds responsible of boar taint can be reduced through feeding strategies, genetic selection and good management practices.
Weaning one or several weeks straight into pens, a week worth of space can be gained
This second part on AI stud management reviews the procedure for calculating sperm concentration and the elements that affect a correct assessment.
The impact of semen used for post-cervical AI is 2-3 times bigger than that used to produce cervical insemination doses; therefore, preparation of the doses should follow an even stricter control program.
Boar exposure time, duration and frequency, proper boar: gilt or sow ratio, exposure methods, hormones, …
This tool allows prediction of potential ejaculate yield and to aid in diagnosing subfertility/infertility associated with diseased tissues.
Sows with more than 16 piglets Total Born (TB) per litter have twice as many stillbirths (SB) as those with 13 to 16 TB litters, and three times more SB than sows farrowing litters smaller than 13 TB.