Timing Optimum Insemination Services
When determining the optimal insemination time, we look at the standing reflex in sows. This is the moment when the sow should be covered by a boar.
Scoring of the standing reflex:
0: the sow shows no imminent characteristics of oestrus.
2: with great difficulty.
4: After some patience and persistence.
6: reasonably fast, although with help.
8: do not bother, not permanent.
10: by itself, lasting minutes.