swine, artificial insemination, estrus detection
Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering
Enhancing physiological processes and reducing production costs associated with mating are key considerations for optimizing swine breeding herd management. Successful matings from either natural mating or artificial insemination, involve coordinating insemination with ovulation. Hand mating or pen mating takes advantage of the boar’s innate ability to determine which females are in estrus and carry out the breeding process. However, as the swine industry has evolved, artificial insemination is emphasized as a way to capitalize on advantages beyond estrus detection.
Clapper, Jeff, "Artificial Insemination of Swine" (2000). SDSU Extension Extra Archives. 53.