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Marcello Marchesi

Marcello Marchesi, general manager pig division, Martini Spa Italy,



A guide to purchasing boars

What to look for when buying boars for the stud farm to reduce the cost of production of a dose of semen.
When we look at the components of the costs of a dose of semen, the genetic cost includes the depreciation of the boar and any eventual royalty costs. These items are one of the major costs for the production of a dose of semen and can amount to 30 to 40 percent of the total costs.
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