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  • Semen Storage

    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.

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    I pay a dollar a dose per month.
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    • #3
      hluing -- WHERE is your semen stored and would they store some that could be transferred from another facility? Thanks!
      PennyG

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      • #4
        I pay $50 per quarter at Bovine Elite for up to 200 straws (they store equine semen, too) Any straws over 200 would be charged at 25 cents per straw.
        Dawn Jones-Low
        Faerie Court Farm Arabian Sport Horses

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Dawn J-L View Post
          I pay $50 per quarter at Bovine Elite for up to 200 straws (they store equine semen, too) Any straws over 200 would be charged at 25 cents per straw.
          I, too, use Bovine Elite. They are wonderful.
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          • #6
            Yup, and their shipping fees are reasonable too.
            Dawn Jones-Low
            Faerie Court Farm Arabian Sport Horses

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            • #7
              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

              Elisha can be reached at mcshbreeding@hotmail.ca

              Good luck!
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              • #8
                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. :-)
                Mary/New Horizons Haflinger Sport Horses
                Standing Stellar TVR, 2013 N.A. Stallion Testing/lifetime licensed WE, RPSI, AWS, AHR
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                • #9
                  Bumping this up. For those who use Bovine Elite, is there a minimum straw requirement for storing frozen?

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                  • #10
                    No minimum. Their rates are:
                    $10.00 minimum per month.
                    $0.03 per straw per month for semen
                    $0.30 per cane per month for embryos
                    Visit Sonesta Farms website at www.sonestafarms.com or our FaceBook page at www.facebook.com/sonestafarms. Also showing & breeding Cavalier King Charles Spaniels.

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                    • #11
                      Bumping this .... those of you who use Bovine Elite, do they charge per stallion or just total straws. I have two stallions stored now and my clinic is charging me $25/mo each, which is not what I had anticipated.
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Simrat View Post
                        Bumping this .... those of you who use Bovine Elite, do they charge per stallion or just total straws. I have two stallions stored now and my clinic is charging me $25/mo each, which is not what I had anticipated.
                        Number of straws, they don't care who the stallion is.
                        Fresh, Frozen & ISO Warmblood Breedings FB Group

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                        • #13
                          Please consider storing at two different facilities if at all feasible. I had equine semen stored at CSU that could not be replaced.

                          Then the unthinkable happened: the entire lab was destroyed by a fire. Thankfully no humans or horses were injured. But the semen I had stored there, really a small amount compared to most, was gone. Woulda, coulda, shoulda, etc.
                          "When I look back on my life, the times I have been stingy or unappreciative haunt me. I don't regret one instance of generosity." --PeteyPie

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by keysfins View Post
                            Please consider storing at two different facilities if at all feasible. I had equine semen stored at CSU that could not be replaced.

                            Then the unthinkable happened: the entire lab was destroyed by a fire. Thankfully no humans or horses were injured. But the semen I had stored there, really a small amount compared to most, was gone. Woulda, coulda, shoulda, etc.
                            I forgot that happened. Very good advice.
                            Fresh, Frozen & ISO Warmblood Breedings FB Group

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