AI

Artificial Insemination Under the sponsored BPA/RBST initiative supported by the Deerpark AI Centre, semen from two pedigree Gloucestershire Old Spots boars is currently available to order by telephone.

You can also email deerparkpigs@gmail.com

The cost for 3 bottles of fresh semen, catheters and instructions is £20.00 plus postage (usually approx. £9 Tues – Fri. Sat delivery approx. £14).

To order, simply phone 02879 386287 once your sow or gilt is showing early signs of coming on heat and the package will be posted for next day delivery that day. Be aware that the Post Office will not guarantee next day delivery on a Saturday. Experience has shown that around 70% of packages sent out on a Friday arrive next morning so it may be better to wean your sow on the Thursday/Friday to avoid having to inseminate on a Saturday/Sunday.

For a small herd, keeping your own boar can be expensive and involve a lot of extra work. AI can be a useful alternative.

For a small herd, keeping your own boar can be expensive and involve a lot of extra work. AI can be a useful alternative.

The semen will be sent without delay and you will be invoiced at the end of the month. Please pay by cheque or postal order – Deerpark do not accept credit/debit cards.

The two boars currently available are:

(1) Forthill Rufus 456     DOB  10/1/2012  R008422GS

(2) Donagheragh Sambo 13 born 15/02/2014 R009570GS

You can read more about these boar’s pedigree on the BPA/Grassroots site here:

http://www.grassroots.co.uk/cgi-bin/htmlos.cgi/001751.1.043179780117061553

Deerpark produce a leaflet which is available from the BPA website on how to do AI. http://www.britishpigs.org.uk/AI%20instructions%202007.pdf

There is information here on how to administer AI AI Article