NC State University Final Report: Development of Real-Time, On-Farm Semen Quality Tests based on Reactive Oxygen Species
At the present time, insemination doses are produced in boar studs and delivered to farms at regular intervals during the week. Typically, boar studs keep a test sample from each batch of extended semen which is evaluated daily. If the quality of the test sample decreases significantly, then the boar stud instructs farms to immediately discard any remaining doses from the suspect batch. This system is good for detecting problems with boars and semen handling at the stud.