AI pigs

Discussion in 'Pigs' started by Milkwitch, Nov 21, 2006.

  1. Milkwitch

    Milkwitch Well-Known Member

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    Does anyone AI their pigs? I am in a situation that it is the only way for us...
    I am a little scared..
     
  2. Misty

    Misty Misty Gonzales

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    we do, Up North has, I believe Redhogs does and the Pork Stork all can offer a lot of help. It is easy, just hard your first time.
     

  3. WindowOrMirror

    WindowOrMirror ..where do YOU look? Supporter

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    I didn't even know that Artificial Intelligence was an option on pigs!
     
  4. Up North

    Up North KS dairy farmers

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    Milkwitch - Nothing at all to be scared of! Pigs are actually much easier than cattle, IMO. Just a matter of learning the process, and applying the tools in a systematic fashion. A good place to start would be to track your sow/gilt heats, write heat days on a calendar and establish a 21 day pattern.

    This link is very worthy of your study to understand the process:We printed it out and studied it, then taped it to pen for reference on the first breeding.
    Yes, chronic overpreparing personality, LOL. BuckShotBoers are very knowledgeable and helpful as you learn the particulars!

    http://www.ansc.purdue.edu/swine/porkpage/repro/mngt3.htm

    Window/Mirror - Thanks for providing the Laugh of the Day :)