All this talk about swine ‘flu has led nursemyra to investigate safe breeding techniques for delicious bacon. The Swine Artificial Insemination Guide for Beginners told me almost all I need to know
Make sure the sow or gilt is in standing heat. To confirm standing heat look for secondary signs such as ear popping, mucous and an engorged clitoris. Stimulate her by allowing nose to nose contact with a boar. Sit on the sow’s back and rub her flanks while artificially inseminating her.
There’s also another technique which involves “squeeze and please” rods. Unfortunately for the sow, nose to nose contact, back-sitting and flank-rubbing are all deemed undesirable while using this method. For the farmer perhaps, but not for the unlucky sow.
The people at Secrepro have developed BoarBot for those who can’t manage just by using the Beginners Guide alone.
The boar is tied to the Boarbot with a rope that attaches to a leather harness that straps around the Boar’s shoulders.
The rope is tied low, near the boar’s chest, so it is unable to get any lift and tip the Boarbot over.
Since he is tethered behind the machine, the boar can come in direct physical contact with the sows. Possibility to inseminate alone with Boar Bot.
Now if you want something to take your mind off swine insemination go check out what you can do with these cute little critters over at geekologie