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AI – Take Care of Semen in Cold Weather

by 5m Editor
13 January 2012, at 9:08am

UK - Semen for AI on pig farms should be stored at 17°C in temperature-controlled cabinets. AI suppliers take care to ensure that semen is in good condition on delivery.

A weak area on many pig farms, particularly in cold weather, can be where all the doses needed for the morning’s services are taken out and left by the pen, points out Paul Thompson, veterinary consultant to pig-breeding company, ACMC Ltd.

Some of the doses used later may have become chilled. It is, therefore, better to only remove a few doses at a time or have a secondary insulated container to hold the doses in the service area.