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Russpig

  • Joined Aug 2017
AI pigs?
« on: January 16, 2023, 05:47:37 pm »
Was wondering if anyone has had much success with AI ing there pigs?
Where to purchase from etc?

Weve a 10 month old gilt here and seeing as no boars to hire locally, were thinking of giving it a try.

harmony

  • Joined Feb 2012
Re: AI pigs?
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2023, 06:07:00 pm »
I have ai'd a few times. I do have the advantage of having a boar on the yard so I let the sow out and she goes and stands at his pen.


You can get semen from Deerpark in Ireland. They send on a next day delivery.


You need to make a note of when you girl is standing and then you know when to order. If the sow isn't properly on heat and standing the catheter wont lock in place and the semen will run out. The semen lasts three days so there is some leeway.


I'd be happy to have a chat with you if you want to send me a pm.

suzi

  • Joined Jul 2022
Re: AI pigs?
« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2023, 04:14:43 pm »
Im trying to look into this also for our mangalitsa guilt.

Does the vet do it?

I dont overly relish having a boar tbh so thinking ai might be the best option

SallyintNorth

  • Joined Feb 2011
  • Cornwall
  • Rarely short of an opinion but I mean well
    • Trelay Cohousing Community
Re: AI pigs?
« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2023, 11:31:37 pm »
Not usually a vet thing, no.  The kit from Deerpark comes with instructions :)
Don't listen to the money men - they know the price of everything and the value of nothing

Live in a cohousing community with small farm for our own use.  Dairy cows (rearing their own calves for beef), pigs, sheep for meat and fleece, ducks and hens for eggs, veg and fruit growing

PK

  • Joined Mar 2015
  • West Suffolk
    • Notes from a Suffolk Smallholding
Re: AI pigs?
« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2023, 10:18:17 pm »
Technically its not a difficult procedure - timing is the key to success.

 

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