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Test Mating Procedure

Applications for approval of boars for use in artificial insemination

Application for Approval of Hampshire Boar(s) For Use In Artificial Insemination

The Hampshire Swine Registry (HSR), in order to ensure and preserve the purity of Hampshire swine resulting from the artificial insemination of sows by a boar not owned by the owner of the sow at the time of breeding, requires that such boar must meet the DNA color test requirements set by the HSR Board of Directors. No pigs will be registered from a litter resulting from artificial insemination if the DNA color test requirements has not been completed. All imported Hampshires (boars, gilts and/or sows) must meet the DNA color test requirements and stress requirements set by the HSR Board of Directors.

To download the DNA Testing Form, click here.

Application for Approval of Landrace Boar(s) For Use In Artificial Insemination

The American Landrace Association, in order to ensure and preserve the purity of Landrace swine resulting from the artificial insemination of sows by a boar not owned by the owner of the sow at the time of breeding, requires that such boar must be test mated successfully to one Duroc, Hampshire or Duroc/Hampshire sow or two dark cross sows and that there be at least eight live pigs born; and that none of the pigs born in any of the litters have any solid color. "Solid color" means hair color other than white or roan. No test breeding to Spots or any white breed will be accepted. After the test matings, the affidavit attached heremust be filed with the American Landrace Association by the owner of the boar. No pigs will be registered from a litter resulting from artificial insemination by a boar not owned by the owner of the sow on the date of breeding, if this affidavit is not on file with the American Landrace Association. The affidavit must be filled out completely, signed by the registered owner of the boar and returned to the National Swine Registry. All imported Landrace (boars, gilts and/or sows) must complete the appropriate test mating requirements and stress requirements set by the ALA Board of Directors.

To download an application, click here.

Application for Approval of Yorkshire Boar(s) For Use In Artificial Insemination

The American Yorkshire Club (AYC), in order to ensure and preserve the purity of Yorkshire swine resulting from the artificial insemination of sows by a boar not owned by the owner of the sow at the time of breeding, requires that such boar must meet the DNA test requirements set by the AYC Board of Directors. No pigs will be registered from a litter resulting from artificial insemination if the DNA test requirements have not been completed.

To view Yorkshire Sire DNA policy, click here.