biggest concerns among mare owners is the dreaded
"Shipped Semen" and "Artificial
Insemination" techniques! Here we explain
how shipped semen works, and stallion availability
as it pertains to our farm and facility. (Of course
these are subject to change)
realize that stallion owners must be strict and
hold to their contracts. The average 1000.00 stud
fee only yields a profit of $500.00, after all
expenses are paid and the average care of the
horse is taken into account. Even then, Stallion
owners have on average 25,000.00 invested in their
stallions in just the purchase price.)
Semen: Shipped semen should be collected the day
before the mare owner needs it to arrive. For
example, if you need the semen on Wednesday, we
need to know Tuesday morning no later than 8:30
am. The semen will be collected that morning and
overnighted to your residence or to your vet's
clinic, which ever applies to the situation. When
the semen is collected, it is examined, extended
then packaged in a disposable semen shipper equipped
with a cooling pack. We will ship two doses, to
be used ONLY on the mare listed in the contract.
are no deposits to worry about with the semen
shipper, however we ask that if it is in good
shape, that you please ship it back to us for
re-use, if it is tattered, torn, cracked or otherwise
damaged, simply dispose of it after use. Once
the semen arrives, DO NOT OPEN it until the vet
is ready to use it. If the box is opened prior
to use, we will not be responsible for the quality
of the semen. Keep the box in a cool, dry location
and out of the sun, until your vet arrives. Our
facility retains a semen sample, 99% of the time.
If there is a question of semen quality, we will
check our retained sample.
in the package will be a Semen quality check list,
The Cover Certificate. Our facility will perform
an evaluation of the semen prior to shipping and
will record it on this sheet. Your vet is required
to fill this form out and send it back to us within
7 days of insemination.
your mare does not take, you have the option of
re-breeding the same season or the following.
Please note, that if you choose to breed the following
season, you will be required to enter into a new
contract for that season. The Shipping and collection
fee is 300.00 unless it falls after our breeding
season ends, then we asses a 95.00 fee in addition
to the normal Shipping and Collection fees. Please
note however, our facility is not open daily after
July 1 of the calendar year. Collection will be
subject to availability.
thru Thursday: We need 24 hours notice. Semen
should arrive around noon the following day. (this
is subject to area)
Delivery: (we collect on Friday, for Saturday
delivery). We can ship out for Saturday delivery,
however, some Fed ex hubs, do not deliver on Saturday.
It is your responsibility to determine if your
in an area that it is available in. There is an
additional 25.00 fee for Saturday Delivery.
Delivery (collect Saturday for Sunday Delivery)
This option is not available. We would need to
fly the semen same day. In other words, we would
collect Saturday, for the semen to be received
on Saturday at an airport. We will attempt to
fly the semen to the closest airport in your region,
however there must be a US Air hub at the chosen
airport. There is no residence delivery for this
situation. There is an additional courier fee
of 150.00 as well.
Collection: NOT available.
notification between 15 and 45 days after the
mare has been bred, if she has taken or not. If
your mare has been bred successfully, our contract
requires the mare to receive a Pneumabort (Rhino)
shot at 5, 7 and 9 months of gestation. If your
vet feels this is unnecessary, we require his
reason(-s) in writing* prior to the 5th month
of gestation. We will then contact the vet to
discuss his/her reasons.
typically palpate the mare at the time of giving
these shots. If at any point, he discovers the
mare has slipped or otherwise aborted, we must
be notified in writing*, by the attending vet,
immediately. Failure to do so, will result in
the live foal guarantee being null and void. We
will contact the vet for confirmation.
If at the
end of the mare's 11 month gestation, she has
for any reason lost the foal, we again require
the vet to list in writing* the possible reason,
last known pregnancy date, last palpation, shot
records, etc.. If everything was inline with the
breeding contract, you will be awarded another
breeding for the present season. We will contact
the vet for confirmation.
statement, must be made on vet's letter head or
invoice, all office information including telephone
number and vet's licence number must be included.