BOARS – Being prepared Part IV

What do we know about boars

During puberty, testicular size increases at an accelerated rate. By the age of 17 weeks (determined on breed as Meishan boars are much earlier) formation of the blood-testes barrier are complete and the testicular size correlates with total daily sperm production. EG: at 11 months – 170ml of semen is produced, with a total testicular weight of approximately 600 grams.

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