Semen freezing allows the genetics of specially selected sires to be stored for long periods of time insuring the preservation of the genetics and subsequent sales and insurance against the loss of use for that ram. It also enables semen to be transferred securely over large distances and if collected under international protocol, can be transported overseas.
Large numbers of doses can be stored in very short periods of time. The time period and collection costs can be decreased if the animal is well handled and accepting of close contact with humans. The technique is non-invasive and straight forward.
Frequently Asked Questions
Up to 500 doses per day can be collected from a ram
Semen can be stored effectively indefinitely. There is a very slow decrease in viability over many years but this has never been of any consequence.