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by Darin
Fri Dec 09, 2016 5:12 pm
Forum: REPRODUCTION
Topic: Problems AI My Sows
Replies: 3
Views: 2748

Re: Problems AI My Sows

Sorry to hear about your fertility problems. Unfortunately, it's a relatively common tale in the showpig world. My company does a fair amount of work in this area and we enjoy helping small producers. You can check out our products and services at www.cerdosllc.com Regarding semen extender, many sho...
by Darin
Fri Dec 09, 2016 12:58 am
Forum: BOARS
Topic: Eye Size
Replies: 3
Views: 3174

Re: Eye Size

Ummm.....how well he can see? :lol:

Maybe by "eye", you meant loineye?
by Darin
Tue Nov 22, 2016 10:54 am
Forum: REPRODUCTION
Topic: gilt won't come in heat
Replies: 9
Views: 6319

Re: gilt won't come in heat

I broke down and spent the $35 for the pg600. I gave it to her on sat morning. What I am wondering is how long on average it takes for them to come in heat? It says 3-7 days but will it be closer to 3 or seven? I have ordered some cheap terminal semen already because of thanksgiving just to make su...
by Darin
Fri Nov 04, 2016 8:44 am
Forum: REPRODUCTION
Topic: Breeding new stock
Replies: 7
Views: 3961

Re: Breeding new stock

If those are your options I would probably use the purebred Berk. You might also contact OSI (Ontario Swine Improvement) about getting semen from some of their small breeder members.
by Darin
Thu Nov 03, 2016 4:29 pm
Forum: BOARS
Topic: New York Boars- Heaviness of Stucture
Replies: 4
Views: 4177

Re: New York Boars- Heaviness of Stucture

For what its worth, Capital Gain is on our list to use this winter.
by Darin
Thu Nov 03, 2016 4:27 pm
Forum: REPRODUCTION
Topic: Breeding new stock
Replies: 7
Views: 3961

Re: Breeding new stock

After a number of generations consecutively bred by AI, you could have a legitimate concern. However to introduce new genes through AI to your herd and then select offspring and use naturally should not cause any problems. If you use a few unrelated sires through AI and then naturally breed their of...
by Darin
Sun Oct 30, 2016 8:17 am
Forum: REPRODUCTION
Topic: Breeding new stock
Replies: 7
Views: 3961

Re: Breeding new stock

I would not advise breeding with a boar from your bunch since they are all likely closely related. You will be much happier with your offspring if you outcross rather than inbreed. Your best options are to either obtain a new boar which is completely unrelated or to use artificial insemination to br...
by Darin
Tue Oct 25, 2016 8:25 am
Forum: AROUND THE INDUSTRY
Topic: Best place to buy duroc and York for showpigs in midwest
Replies: 3
Views: 2812

Re: Best place to buy duroc and York for showpigs in midwest

Durocs - Carl Stein, Doug Stewart, David Martin, John Huinker

Yorks - Jim Grimm, Dan Burzlaff
by Darin
Sun Oct 23, 2016 11:37 pm
Forum: AROUND THE INDUSTRY
Topic: 20,000 for a 50# gilt?
Replies: 13
Views: 6987

Re: 20,000 for a 50# gilt?

buckibri wrote:Do most believe those are real numbers where money changes hands?
I have no idea. I'll let you know when we sell one for that whether it was real or not! :lol:
by Darin
Sat Oct 22, 2016 10:08 pm
Forum: AROUND THE INDUSTRY
Topic: 20,000 for a 50# gilt?
Replies: 13
Views: 6987

Re: 20,000 for a 50# gilt?

Sounds like a bargain! Did you see what some of the BARROWS have been bringing? $27,000 if I recall.
by Darin
Sun Oct 02, 2016 5:47 pm
Forum: REPRODUCTION
Topic: AI lube
Replies: 3
Views: 2343

Re: AI lube

The sterile lube has one use that is actually sterile (the first time you open it and apply a dab to the catheter). After that, it is no longer sterile. I had a lubricant manufactured for Continental Plastic over the years that was technically not sterile, although it was just as clean as any of tho...
by Darin
Sun Oct 02, 2016 11:51 am
Forum: REPRODUCTION
Topic: AI lube
Replies: 3
Views: 2343

Re: AI lube

Yes.
by Darin
Fri Sep 23, 2016 9:47 pm
Forum: REPRODUCTION
Topic: PG 600
Replies: 2
Views: 1663

Re: PG 600

No. If she is actually not cycling it may help her start cycling again. If she is cycling and you just missed her, the pg600 will not alter her cycle at all.
by Darin
Tue Sep 20, 2016 12:29 am
Forum: AROUND THE INDUSTRY
Topic: Opportunity for the right person
Replies: 1
Views: 2358

Re: Opportunity for the right person

I appreciate all the emails. I've been at a conference this week but we will respond to all of the inquiries soon.
by Darin
Sun Sep 18, 2016 1:06 pm
Forum: AROUND THE INDUSTRY
Topic: Opportunity for the right person
Replies: 1
Views: 2358

Opportunity for the right person

Looking for a motivated, hard-working, self-starter with a passion for showpigs who would like to make a career in the industry. Must be willing to relocate. Please send pm or email for more details.

darin@cerdosllc.com