AI – Artificial Insemination.


Here is a  picture of us. I know this isn’t the Glamour Shots photo you were expecting(Pretty funny looking at it now). This was actually one of the first times that tackled AI. We weren’t exactly sure how to do  this , so I (Brenda) would sit on her back while Matt would do the dirty work. After  reading for weeks, we decided “We can do this”. I have to admit, I was pretty skeptical at first. I still didn’t think that this would work, but it was worth a try.

We went to Prairie State Semen‘s website to choose a boar. That was pretty interesting at first. I didn’t realize that you could pick a boar from a catalog ( we still get teased about that from non-pig people). Prairie State Semen has a great support team and was able to direct us to the boar that we needed for our sow in order to get the most out of her. they are always there to help you, so give them a call sometime.

   If you would like to see a video on how to do AI, Visit our Video Page


Prairie State Semen was been a great help to us when we got started. Here is a link to their help section. They actually talked to us on the phone any time we had an issue and instructed us on the procedure. Now that there are videos on YouTube( like the one above ) you shouldn’t have any issues.

Prairie State has a YouTube Video channel