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bp0018cpr5 | Future Developments in Swine Al | CPR2009

Selection for boar fertility and semen quality - the way ahead

Flowers W.L.

Critical needs for the swine industry in terms of boar fertility evaluations are validation of semen quality estimates with in vivo reproductive data; estimation of the relative fertility of boars; and elimination of sub-fertile ejaculates. Single sire matings are the best way to validate semen quality estimates with reproductive performance. Sampling about 20% of the population provides an accurate estimation of the variability among boars and should be suffici...