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    Default shipping and storing frozen

    Say you are in love with aging classic Stallion "X" for your mare and would like to breed to him at a later date. S.O. selling fresh today but you're not certain about what has been frozen for the future. What are the typical costs to ship and store your straws of frozen semen at a repro vet? many thanks.


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    You might want to start with asking the SO if there is frozen available. Not all stallions freeze well.

    Many repro vets will have a dry shipper available that you can rent to transfer your straws. A SO who deals with a lot of frozen is likely to have one as well. I usually pay $250-$300 to have straws transferred from a semen broker and that includes use of the tank and its return shipping.

    Storage costs vary widely, but remember that if you are not keeping it where it will be used, you are going to have to pay to have it transferred there at some point. Best to make a few phone calls and get quotes from reputable clinic in your area.


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    Quote Originally Posted by tuckawayfarm View Post
    You might want to start with asking the SO if there is frozen available. Not all stallions freeze well.

    Many repro vets will have a dry shipper available that you can rent to transfer your straws. A SO who deals with a lot of frozen is likely to have one as well. I usually pay $250-$300 to have straws transferred from a semen broker and that includes use of the tank and its return shipping.

    Storage costs vary widely, but remember that if you are not keeping it where it will be used, you are going to have to pay to have it transferred there at some point. Best to make a few phone calls and get quotes from reputable clinic in your area.
    Agreed

    Shipping and container rental will probably be your biggest expense as opposed to storing it. At our facility we charge (if paid in full) $270/yr for up to 300 straws. I have found that this is pretty close to what many vets will charge, and have paid such prices in the past.

    As for container rental, check with your vet as some will charge a container rental fee or deposit for shipping. Also ask them what shipping will cost. If you do it through one clinic, you should get all the fees up front. I would talk to the clinic in which you will be using for your repro needs, as the semen is then much easier to access when you need to use it.

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