Seasonal infertility in pigs is a costly problem which will probably never be eliminated.
However, Australia’s Pork Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) has offered its support to research into how best to combat seasonal infertility, how producers can recognise the major risk factors and what steps they can take to minimise its impact.
Dr William van Wettere of the University of Adelaide and Professor Paul Hughes of SARDI have released a six page brochure, entitled ‘Seasonal Infertility In Pigs’, which summarises the latest information on the what, why and how of seasonal infertility and its effect on fertility and fecundity.
Seasonal infertility manifested by pigs struggling with coming into heat and exhibiting higher rates of early pregnancy failure, typically occurs in summer and early autumn. So now is the time to seek out answers and perhaps implement these findings on seasonal infertility in pigs.