Artificial Insemination

Swine AI training deadline approaching

Artificial Insemination in Swine Production will be April 12-13 at the Southern Research and Outreach Center in Waseca, Minn. FULL STORY »

Midwest Boar Stud Conference set for Aug. 9-10

Conference attendees will learn about the newest advancements in academic and industry research to better manage boars. FULL STORY »

Still time to register for PRRS webinar, Dec. 21

You can still sign up to participate in Pork Network’s free webinar-- “PRRS: Strategies to keep it at bay.” The hour-long session will take place on Wed., Dec. 21, at 10:30 a.m (Central Time). FULL STORY »

Raising and marketing heritage hog breeds

In the world of local niche foods, raising heritage livestock is becoming just as popular as growing heirloom fruits and vegetables, and a non-profit organization in North Carolina has received funding to educate farmers on producing and marketing rare swine breeds. FULL STORY »

Pro Livestock presents on-line sales barn

Pro Livestock Marketing is launching the first comprehensive online sales portal for livestock and breeding stock. FULL STORY »

International boar semen conference includes swine health discussions

Gary Althouse, DVM, University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, spoke at the 7th International Conference on Boar Semen Preservation on Infectious diseases and AI: Protection strategies for worldwide semen trade. FULL STORY »

New swine webinar series offered

Registration is now open for the first-ever Swine Webinar Series sponsored by the University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences, U of I Extension, the Illinois Pork Producers Association (IPPA) and The Pork Checkoff. FULL STORY »

Castration: Is It Necessary?

Welfare issues relating to pig production have become very topical in Europe. FULL STORY »

10 Steps to World-Class A.I. Status

Today, world-class reproduction targets are 30 pigs born per sow per year, a litter average of 14 pigs and a 96 percent survival rate. That means your operation has to be managed to near perfection to achieve those targets. Within that effort, successful artificial insemination strategies can be among the more crucial points to tackle. FULL STORY »

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