Technical Services

Herd Visits

Birchwood technical service representatives are available to conduct regular, in-herd reviews of the swine herd reproductive systems in customer herds. This service is offered at no additional charge, and respect for herd biosecurity is maintained. Assistance in training for new AI programs is also available.

Technique Management

Whether at program start-up or during regular herd visits, evaluations of the estrous-detection program and the AI-mating practices are made to provide guidance for optimizing labor efficiency, while improving herd fertility.

Reproductive Evaluations

Complete review and discussion of the entire reproductive system is offered to identify areas of opportunity in improving the management of female swine and to achieve greater reproductive efficiency.

Genetic Program Design

As each producer recognizes the specific needs within their herd, a customized genetic program can be designed to successfully utilize the best options available from Birchwood's Advanced Genetic Solutions®. These options include both terminal and maternal semen products, as well as PIC female breeding stock.

Genetic Cost Calculation

Genetic cost calculations and profit estimator models can be shared with customers to allow them to see what slight improvements in grow-finish performance, reproductive efficiencies and other areas of economic relevance can have on your bottom line. Please contact your Birchwood service representative to set up a time to review what opportunities exist for you to improve performance and measure the resulting values.

AI Program Support

Same-day semen delivery by Direct Delivery® or AirDirect™. Professionally-processed, high-quality semen. Genetic options that fit today's producer, packer and consumer demands. Customer service focused on specific needs. A spectrum of tools for AI success...a service company serving YOU.