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Frequently Asked Questions

Gilts and sows will need to be bred when they are in standing heat. They will come into heat every 21 days and stand for 2-3 days until they become bred. During this period of standing heat, their vulvas will become swollen and have some discharge. You

Click here for a list of <a href="Assets/Files/Boars.xlsx" > Ear Notch and Registration Numbers</a>.

All of the semen that we ship is sent via UPS Next Day Air (Next day ground in Ohio). We can ship semen Monday – Friday for next day delivery. Semen shipped on Friday requires an address with Saturday Delivery. You can call us to check your address if

We offer overrun pricing starting at Noon EST. We will discount most available semen up to 50%. Semen sold at overrun pricing is not sold as Guaranteed Settle.

All full price semen that is normally $100 or more is sold as Guaranteed Settle. Semen that is discounted for any reason is not available for Guaranteed Settle. If your gilt/sow comes back into heat after breeding her with Guaranteed Semen, you need to

Semen can last 7-10 days if stored properly. Semen should be stored near 64° F, rotated at least twice daily and kept away from any light source until used. The box you receive the semen in is an insulated cooler box and will be filled with cool packs.

In order to register your purebred litter, you must get an AI Certificate from us. You will need to have a Herdmark, which can be obtained from the National Swine Registry. We will also need to know which boar you used and the date you either bred your g

Here is a good resource page to help with the ear notching system. <br \/> <a href="http://www.thejudgingconnection.com/pdfs/Reading_Ear_Notches.pdf" >Reading_Ear_Notches.pdf</a>

We have placed Ear Notch and Registration #’s on most of the boar pages

You should wean your pigs when they reach 21-28 days old. As the pigs grow, they require more milk and there will become a point that the sow will not be able produce enough milk to keep the pigs growing properly. This usually occurs near the 21 day old

We recommend that you have a custom vaccination program made for you. We use Dr. Dale Hendrickson at Stoney Creek Vet Service. His phone # is 765-468-6099