Does anyone know of a good facility which stores frozen semen? I'd like to get a couple of collections from my stallion and have them frozen but have only found a couple of facilities around the country that seem suitable. The places I've found cost around $25 a month for the first 50 straws. If I could find somewhere cheaper that would be excellent, but isn't required.
The stallion is currently located in Indiana, though the facility doesn't necessarily need to be local.
Figure out where your market will be and consider storing some in Canada if your client base may be up here as well. Its a PITA to get frozen across the border, and costly, so most Canadian mare owners will simply throw their hands up and say "forget it"!
Many of the US based stallions have their Canadian semen stored with Elisha Massong of Mountain Creek Sport Horses - I think at last count, she had about 20-25 American stallions on her roster that are stored up here in her tanks. It makes it quick, inexpensive and easy for the Canadian clients to get access to the semen
Mine is stored at Spectrum Horse Service in Elsie, Michigan. I pay $200 a year to store it. Right now. It is two collections worth, but I don't know if there is/what is the limit she will store for that price. Fantastic people with years of experience. :-)