Orders may be placed anytime 8AM to 5PM EST Monday thru Friday by calling 1-855-PBG-PIGS (724-7447).
Please order by 5 PM on day semen is to be shipped to ensure UPS Pick-up however many times we can ship until 6PM . Ordering early is the best answer but we understand heat cycles don’t always work out as planned and will do our best to get the shipment out.
Semen orders are filled in the order in which they are received.
All cancellations must be received by 9:00 am EST on the day of collection day to allow semen to be available for other customers.
We accept Discover, Visa, Mastercard & American Express
We accept checks from established customers.
All COD payments must be cashier’s check or money order and will be charged an $11 COD fee.
All terms net 15 days with 1.5% monthly interest chargeable after 15 days.
List , Overrun & Last Call Semen Pricing Schedule
WHEN SEMEN THAT IS COLLECTED EXCEEDS ORDERS WE RECEIVE, WE OFFER OVERRUN DISCOUNTS. Call AFTER 11AM EST on collection days for availability of overrun semen. Most semen will be available at ½ price.
LIST PRICE SEMEN - AVAILABLE FROM 8 AM TO 11 AM EST
OVERRUN SEMEN - TYPICALLY 1/2 LIST PRICE - AVAILABLE 11 AM TO 2 PM EST
LAST CALL SEMEN - TYPICALLY 1/3 LIST PRICE - AVAILABLE AFTER 2 PM EST
We are very proud to offer extremely competitive shipping pricing. Currently all shipments are shipped
for $60 or less nationwide. We also offer FREE shipping on ALL orders of $1000 or more.
All semen is shipped UPS Next Day Air unless otherwise requested at the time the order is placed.
We can ship to most of Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, & Ohio for $15 or less via next day ground shipments.
We have been very grateful that our customers have settled at an incredible rate and we know that is the only way we will be in this business for the long-haul. We want to earn your business and not just pocket your money. Settling your females so you have success is our primary goal EVERY DAY!!!! Our Guarantee settle policy is stated below.
Guarantee settle applies to all semen purchased at Fall or Spring In-Season List Price.
Replacement orders will be handled exactly as any other order and will be filled in the order received. Semen cannot be guaranteed to be available on the boar originally purchased or any specific boar.
Premium Blend Genetics will replace the semen at no charge. The buyer is responsible for packaging, shipping charges, & any additional breeding supplies associated with the re-breeding.
Notification of non-settle must be made within 30 days of the shipping date of shipment.
Semen will be provided for 1 re-breed with 2 doses provided.
Guarantee settle assumes you are breeding 1 female with 2 doses. Splitting the semen into less than that amount and settling 1 and missing another or missing both is not considered a candidate for free replacement.
Guarantee settle does not apply if heat cycle does not go as planned and semen is not used within 5 days from date of receipt.
Availability of semen cannot be guaranteed but if we have it available when you call, you will be treated just like any order and will be filled in the order received.
Your account must be paid in full to receive replacement semen.
An A.I. Breeding Certificate is required by all breed registries in order to register your purebred litter out of an A/I sire if you are not the owner.
All semen must be paid in full before an A.I. breeding certificate will be submitted.
On-line submission is the best method to ensure all information is accurate. Planning ahead is very much appreciated and at least 3 days should be planned for processing of the request. We typically process same day but is not guaranteed.
NSR, CPS, and Berkshire breeding certificates are submitted by PBG to the registries on-line.
Hereford and Tamworth breeding certificates require litter applications be submitted in writing – please plan well ahead to account for the mailing time.
Ai Certificate Pricing – All breeding certificate $30 per litter
One of the following dates is required for all AI certificates.
Date Semen Shipped - Date Bred - Date Farrowed
Boar registration numbers and ear-notches are listed in the catalog and on each boar’s page.
AI Certificate Process Information
In order to register the litter properly, the information needed by each breed association varies and is listed below.
National Swine Registry requires a herdmark that is assigned by the association as requested by you. PBG
must have the herdmark to submit the certificate. If you do not have a herdmark please call the NSR at 765-463-3594.
American Berkshire Association requires a herdmark that is assigned by the association as requested by you. PBG
must have the herdmark to submit the certificate. If you do not have a herdmark please call the ABA at 765-497-3618
Certified Pedigreed Swine – Utilizes a breeder number which they will provide to you and can be obtained by calling CPS at 309-691-0151.
For the Tamworth the name of the person registering the litter is required. Contact information for those associations are below:
American Berkshire Association –
Tamworth Association – www.tamworthswine.org
Please let us know if you have any questions and planning ahead is the absolute best plan to ensure having the pedigree in hand as you unload for the show.
Boar tours are by appointment. We are thrilled to show our boars any chance we get but we also have to be respectful of our customers and we have found it is best to avoid any disruption to the routine on collection days for the boars and the staff. Therefore, we do not show boars on collection days - Mondays and Thursdays. Standard viewing times are Tuesday, Wednesday, & Fridays @ 2 PM each day.
Exclusion of Warranty
Although the use of artificial insemination is very successful, PBG Inc. cannot control the situations under which the boar semen is used, or applied, and therefore makes no warranties or representations beyond these expressly stated. PBG warrants that the product sold is of the upmost quality, good concentration at the time it leaves the facility. PBG Inc. makes no other guarantees, warranties, representations, either written or oral,expressed or implied.
Specifically, Premium Blend Genetics makes no guarantees concerning conception rate, breed purity of sires or health of the product.
In the event that any semen is damaged in shipment, or proven to be defective, resulting from their use, the value shall be limited to the cost of the semen. In no event shall PBG be held responsible for any consequential or incidental damages.
Artificial Insemination Tips
CARE OF LIQUID SEMEN
Do not refrigerate fresh semen. Store as close to 64°F as possible and avoid temperature change as much as possible.
Gently rotate the bottles at least twice a day, more often if possible.
1. HEAT DETECTION
This may be the single most important step to insure that you are successful with A.I.! Without systemic and careful heat detection, optimum time of insemination cannot be determined.
You should observe animals for heat twice a day, preferably twelve hours apart. Look for swelling of the vulva, riding other sows, restlessness, clear discharge from the vulva, riding and “roaring”. All or any of these signs may be present.
Having a boar to use for heat detection is a major plus if an option. Avoid contact of the females to the boars as it is best to bring the boar to the females. If a boar is not available, boar spray can be a useful tool to detect standing heat. When the sow/gilt will stand for back pressure from the, she is then in “standing heat”.
2. TIME OF INSEMINATION
Sows and gilts should be bred 12-24 hours after they show standing with gilts to be bred earlier than sows. A second insemination should follow 12 to 24 hours after the first with gilts again on an earlier schedule.
Continue to check heat even after insemination. The sow/gilt should not stand more than 12 hours after insemination. If she is still
standing 24 hours later be sure to document for reference the next time that female is to be bred.
3. INSEMINATION PROCEDURE
All Insemination techniques
Always be sure A.I. equipment is clean! Disposable equipment is recommended to insure cleanliness.
Wipe the vulva before insemination with a dry towel.
Insert the breeding rod into the vagina at an upward angle and push forward firmly while maintaining the upward angle. (This will avoid accidentally putting the rod in the urinary bladder). If the vagina is a little dry, use a non-spermicidal commercial lubricant (usually available from PBG). Some use a few drops of semen as the lubricant but we like very drop heading into our sows.
Standard Insemination Rods
When the rod stops, you have reached the cervix. If you are using a spirette, turn it counter-clockwise and forward until it locks. If you are using a foam tip rod, push gently forward until you feel one or two “pops”.
Once the rod is in place, attach the tube to the rod, turn the tube upside down and press gently until the bottle is empty. NOTE: Patience is the absolute key and can be very difficult to maintain. If the semen will not go in, reposition the rod slightly and try again. Allow time for the sow/gilt to realize she is being bred. A small amount of backflow is not unusual – if it appears to be excessive, stop and reposition the rod. When the bottle is empty, remove the spirette by turning clockwise and gently pulling backwards. If using a foam tip rod pull backward gently yet firmly.
Deep Insemination Rods
We use deep insemination rods to breed 99% of our females at PBG (only time we don’t is if we run out of them). We find it is much more time efficient, requires much less patience and skill during the actual breeding and we do not have to deal with a boar trying to get to the sow in heat or have females fired up trying to ride or fight to get to the boar while breeding. Our settle percentage has been tremendous with deep AI rods. We prefer the manual position rods over the balloon type as it avoids the premature discharge that we sometimes have with the balloon rods.
For deep AI, we run a boar by the females morning and night to determine which are in heat. We move those females ready to breed into individual pens if possible to avoid fighting and jumping. We then feed and insert the rod while the females are eating. We then wait for 2 to 3 minutes to make sure there are no contractions taking place. With deep AI we want the sow totally relaxed and not thinking about breeding as we put the semen where it needs to be. With deep AI we can breed a female in 5 to 10 seconds and typically not lose a drop.
Preferably we will then run a boar by the females to start contractions to pull every drop to the eggs.