Artificial insemination in the swine industry has many beneficial implications for committed and dedicated farm operators.

  • Reduced capital investment.
  • Reduced operating cash due to lower boar inventory.
  • Greater uniformity in offspring as less sires are used
  • More economical to use better genetics – improved feed conversion, higher average daily gain and higher index.
  • Reduced culling of sows and gilts due to breeding injuries.
  • Better control over semen quality.
  • Reduced transfer of infections through sow-boar contact.
  • Reduced health risk as fewer animals are imported into herd.