BoarBetter is a new product to help reduce the risks of poor heat detection in pig breeding
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THE IMPORTANCE OF ODOUR
Pigs use their noses as a key element of their breeding behaviour. Odour is critical, as information conveyed by pheromones triggers a sexual response in the female – indicating when she is in heat (oestrus) and ready for breeding. A good mix of pheromones is therefore needed to help the farmer best detect oestrus.
Heat (oestrus) detection is one of the most important tasks in any swine breeding system. Failure to detect heat in sows and gilts, or errors in detection, are two major causes of poor reproductive performance. Making heat detection more reliable reduces the risk of non-productive days and enables better timing of insemination for optimum total births.
“There is no doubt about the heat after applying BoarBetter. Those who are in heat are locked up.”
M.S., Spanish Vet
“BoarBetter helps sows who are not reacting to the boar, by stimulating them to express their heat behaviour – enabling you to detect heat better across the sow batch.”
D.M., Spanish Vet
“BoarBetter helps make sows less restless, which makes insemination easier.”
V.C., Spanish Vet
“In my breeding management, I chose to use BoarBetter on all first parity after the boar has passed through. Detection is easier because the signs of heat are clearer.“
J.C., Farm Manager, France
“BoarBetter’s odour is very similar to strong-smelling search boars. The sows have a higher response with Boarbetter compared with a single commercial pheromone product. The best way to implement the use of Boarbetter in the daily routine might be a puzzle.“
Vetoquinol UK Limited
Pury Hill Business Park
Towcester, NN12 7LS
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