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Depends alot on how many you've got i think  :-\ With a rare breed like the Essex pig i think a good breeding boar isn't very common so he often has to be used on quite a lot of sows.

A more common breed it also all depends on what you've got. The farm i worked on they had one boar on 3 sows, the rest were for slaughter.

But im not entirely sure  :-\

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i always though most were artifically fertalised now adayds to be honest, even free range, better rate that way, i know most of ours were when we had the farm

Visited a pig farmer a while back and yes, artificial insemnation is the order of the day although this particular unit also had a boar (one) to keep the ladies happy as well.  AI just made certain

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