S.E.C. Repro is offering various services such as on-farm training and advice that will help your production be more profitable and productive

S.E.C. Repro offers various advice in order to discuss working method that come first or to organize (example: choice of weaning days, travelling of animals, task to do in order to attain goals, etc.).

However, controls have to be done (example: ultrasound, number of weaned sows or to be weaned by group, gathering of breeding data).

Breeding needs help either when its farrowing rate is under 82 %, when total born is less than 10,9, when losses of born weaned are over 12 %, when born dead are over 7 % or when improductive days are over 45 days.

Please feel free to contact us to talk more about what we can do to help you.

S.E.C. Repro is accredited by the S.Q.D.M. (Emploi-Québec)

Other types of training are also available:


We learn step-by-step about the method to use to get a efficient insemination, the ideal insemination program, how to deal with the first farrowings of gilts, returns, late farrowings, use of boars, boar and sow lodging and how to detect gestation.


In general, when a breeder decides to collect semen, we bring him all the necessary equipment and bring back those not chosen, then we start the first day of training of about 6 hours. A next visit of 4 hours is reserved 2 to 5 weeks later to adjust errors and to answer questions. Then a last visit, approximately 3 weeks later of 3 hours to insure that the collecting and insemination technique is alright.

It is suggested to review techniques 2 to 3 times in the first year. It’s also possible for those who started with a trainer from another company, to book an appointment with us to analyze your techniques.

SWINE MATERNITY TRAINING – This type of training lasts between 6 and 7 hours, it is done the day of farrowing, one person can correctly take care of 12 sows on this day (no other work)


It is interesting to induce the sows together for farrowing by using prostaglandines only if you are present during farrowing. Priority has to be put on piglets because they have to drink colostrum as soon as their first 4 hours.

A normal farrowing lasts about 2 1/2 hours. When searching in the sow, use a disposable glove covered with iodine gel (Vaginet).

The room temperature should be around 20°C. However, piglets arrive from inside the sows which was 37°C to 38°C temperature. Therefore, with a infra red thermometer adjust comfort zone to approximately 32°C.

The “splay legs” are lowered by using a washable farrowing mat or a disposable farrowing mat. “Splay leg” piglets are taped with masking tape, then placed in a plastic box one foot high by 18 inches long beneath a lamp to obtain a temperature of about 32°C.

Since they have not drank, intube them (porcisonde) with some maternal milk (approximately 10cc). The same technique is used with smaller or poor piglets. As soon as a piglet bleeds from it’s belly button, use a clip to stop bleeding. Born dead are lowered by intervening when the last piglet is dry or when the last one has arrived 20 to 30 minutes after.

Evaluate the risks by knowing if the sows had still born the last time she farrowed. Adoption is only made in the first 48 hours. By the mid afternoon, it’s adoption time. Small ones together under a gentle gilt (approx. 12 piglets), then bigger ones together under a mother with not so good nipplles (approx. 10 piglets) then other sows will get 10 or 11 piglets.

The day after farrowing, observe the sows temperature (more than 39,5°C) and the sows that have infections so you can intervene with the right medications at the right time.

Prolificity is prepared during farrowing.

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