Occasionally, breeders end up using semen with a suboptimal fertilizing ability due to inadequate storage conditions.
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
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, …