Pig breeding and fertility

Information, advice and case studies on pig breeding and fertility.


Case study on using Danish genetics

Developments in pig breeding genetics over the past 50 years and the future

The benefits of pig genetics explained

How new technology and genetics can offer financial and production advantages


Case study on using high energy feed to help boost fertility

Case study on tackling dropping conception rates with staff training

Reducing stillborns

Advice on reducing stillborns and sow mortality during farrowing

Gilt management

Advice on avoiding second litter drop (SLD) with lactation management

Breeding against aggression

How to select replacements to reduce aggression

Heat stress

Information on the effect of hot weather on semen quality

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