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An organised and efficient gilt system is required which provides a good pool of correctly developed and acclimatised gilts.

    1. Select gilts for breeding which will be served in 28 days time and will achieve service target age 220+ days and target weight 130-135kg minimum
    2. Introduce daily, a boar into the gilt group for 5-1 Omins to stimulate oestrus - no serving unless V boar used
    3. Identify gilts in oestrus - record for service in 21 days time
    4. Feed levels to be increased 10 days prior planned first service date by O.Skg/head to "flush" and increase eggs shed.
      SELECTING GILTS FOR SERVICE
    1. Take boar alongside of gilt pool to stimulate gilts or into gilt pen if required
    2. Record gilts that stand to back pressure best. Gilts must stand for stockperson if Al to be successful
    3. Repeat this stimulation process both AM and PM to identify correct onset of oestrus
    4. If gilts stand AM - serve PM
    5. If gilts stand PM - serve following AM
    6. Serve again 8-12 hours later (Gilts may only be in oestrus for two days).
REGUMATE™ 'USE FOR GILTS'
Same selection procedure as described.

SELECTING GILTS FOR SERVICE
    1. Identify gaps in weekly farrowing numbers
    2. Select numbers of gilts required to fill this weekly gap, allowing for sows likely to be cuiled at weaning
    3. Create a Regumate™ gilt pool as follows:
WEEK 1 - Select required numbers of gilts (known to have been cycling) - to fill gap in weaning in 18 days' time and administer Regumate" for 18 days. Record ear numbers

WEEK 2 - Select required numbers of gilts to fill gap in weaning in 18 days' time - add these gilts to the Regumate'" group. Record ear numbers to be able to pull these gilts out in 18 days' time

WEEK 3 - Select required numbers of gilts to fill gap in weaning in 18 days' time - add these gilts to the Regumate™ group. Record ear numbers to be able to pull these gilts out in 18 days' time.

    1. In this Week 3 remove 'Week 1' gilts from Regumate™ on day of weaning of sow group that these gilts will join in terms of production week. The gilts should show oestrus 5 days later
    2. Continue the programme described
    3. Note: Regumate™ should only be used under supervision from your veterinary adviser

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