I have to make a desion now as to whether or not butcher my sow. I originally purchased the pigs with the intension of selling them off for meat. I have one sow in this bunch and am considering keeping her for one litter then butcher her. I am a comlete novice about breeding and farrowing and need some advice on these matters. A few questions I have are: Do I take her to the male or does he come here, and the pros and cons of this impregnation method. Artificial insemination alternative - pros and cons? How much does it cost? I intend to do more research on farrowing so won't ask anything out this area right now. Thanks in advance.