Event Details


July 30, 2020


12:15pm - 1:00pm


Online Webinar


This event is free.


Penn State, University of NH, & University of VT Cooperative Extension
Elaina Enzien

Servicing sows, Live cover vs Artificial Insemination

July 30, 2020

Servicing sows, Live cover vs Artificial Insemination

Swine Reproduction Series: Swine Breeding

Servicing sows, Live cover vs Artificial Insemination

Breeding sows takes know-how, good timing, and good technique. In this short webinar, we will talk about the key differences and similarities to achieving successful fertilization whether you utilize live-cover or utilizing artificial insemination (AI) for your breeding program. Focus will be placed on the unique pig-isms of managing sows and boars during breeding and best practices for using live cover or AI. Speakers include Penn State Swine State Specialist, Dr. Elizabeth Hines, and Dr. Mark Estienne of Virginia Tech.

This free webinar is one in a five-part series in collaboration with UNH Cooperative Extension, Penn State Cooperative Extension, and UVM Extension. The material presented in these sessions is intended for swine producers interested in starting their own breeding program or improving their existing program. If you are interested in attending more sessions in this series, you need to register for each one individually.

Register for this webinar here: https://unh.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMtceCoqzMoGte5GUDxGTpsI6_Y_NDenDGZ

Other Webinars in this series include: 

Sow Selection - What makes a good sow? July 16th, 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm

Boar Selection - What makes a good boar? July 23rd, 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm

Swine Breeding Stock Care: Housing; August 6th, 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm

Swine Breeding Stock Care: Nutrition; August 13th, 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm

For any special accommodations or questions, contact Elaina Enzien at elaina.enzien@unh.edu or 603-679-5616.

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