Acta Univ. Agric. Silvic. Mendelianae Brun. 2017, 65, 1189-1193

https://doi.org/10.11118/actaun201765041189
Published online 2017-09-01

Production and Quality of Semen in Boars in Insemination Centre

Vendula Kamanová, Zdeněk Hadaš, Pavel Nevrkla

Department of Animal Breeding, Faculty of AgriSciences, Mendel University in Brno, Zemědělská 1, 613 00 Brno, Czech Republic

The aim of this study was to analyze production and quality of semen in boars in an insemination centre. Experimental material consisted of 8,052 semen samples collected from 146 boars. During the period of 5 years, an analysis of semen parameters was conducted. The obtained data were divided according to age of boars at the time of semen collection. Results showed that boars between 8 months and 3 years of age reached higher levels of semen volume, percentage of abnormal spermatozoa and number of spermatozoa. Older boars had lower sperm concentration levels. The largest total number of spermatozoa and corrected number of spermatozoa were observed in boars between 13 and 36 months of age. Later, the production of spermatozoa decreased. Based on the results of the presented study, the age category of 13 – 36 months can be recommended to dominate in the herd of boars in the insemination centre.

Funding

This study was supported by the project of MENDELU Internal Grant Agency, Faculty of AgriSciences No. TP 7/2017.

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