Collecting semen from boars

Collecting semen from boars to use in artificial insemination (AI) is one way that owners and managers of piggeries can manage the fertility and health of their herd.

To ensure that the semen is of the highest quality, and to ensure good welfare for the animals involved, it's important that those responsible for collection are competent in all aspects of performing the procedure.

Hygienic techniques and controlled temperature changes are key elements of success in collecting boar semen.