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Artificial insemination (A.I.) is a process of collecting semen from a boar and depositing it into the cervix of a sow. Both collection and insemination are accomplished through artificial means. But attention must be paid to the normal biological processes to achieve success.

Ben Williamson and Robert Mikesell.

An AI program is needed to remain competitive for the sale of breeding stock and to improve traits of economic importance in these herds.