Hi David, we find a stay of four weeks works well, so if the gilt is covered in the first day or so but is actually too far along in her cycle for a pregnancy to take she’s covered when she next cycles. For this we charge £45, which includes top quality sow & weaner nuts. Our boar is now in his second year but should still be fine for a well grown year old gilt. He’s always been very well behaved (well, thick as a plank really). We have a big purpose-built sty and well-drained concrete run with permanent water supply for visiting sows. You’re very welcome to come and take a look at him. We also have a 4-week old litter of 11 that he sired on the farm at present, so you can see the quality of piglets too.