Next day is the ewe insemination day.

this is the insemination pipette. It’s a modified pig insemination device. It is carefully threaded into the ewe.

Ken had to hold all the ewes in the chute. Without a squeeze this time it was the only way to control them. It worked fairly well all things considered.

Threading the pipette into the ewe.

Insemination is simple.

We discovered that a maximum of 2 straws can be used or there is too big a volume of semen plus extender.

The live cover ewes are being bred by the ram Kai. We won’t put a ram in with the AI group for 5 weeks.