Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is required of my mare prior to arrival at the farm?
Our requirements are as follows with no exceptions for every horse entering the facility:
We are aware this may cause some additional expense for owners but remember, it is for your protection as well as ours. Waiting will delay the chances of your mare being bred in a timely manner and may require additional expenses.
- Current (within 10 days) Health Certificate stating all vaccinations and deworming dates.
- Current Negative Coggins Test (within 1 year).
- Documented EVA (Equine Viral Arteritis) vaccination 30 days prior to arrival.
- Documented EWT (Eastern, Western, Tetanus) vaccination 30 days prior to arrival.
- Documented Flu/Rhino (Influenza/Rhinopneumonitis) vaccination 30 days prior to arrival.
- Documented Deworming (Ivermectin) 30 days prior to arrival.
If you have question please feel free to give us a call. We will try to answer your questions and please consult your local veterinarian.
2. When can I pick up my mare after she is bred at the farm?
The mare can be picked up after she has successfully
ovulated and further reproductive procedures are not required. It
is the responsibility of the mare owner to have a veterinarian
ultrasound the mare 14 days post ovulation. If additional therapeutic
treatments are prescribed, the owner
is responsible for following protocols described.
3. Can I haul in and out of the farm on a breeding day?
Yes, however it is the responsibility of the mare owner to make sure the
mare has a breedable follicle and that no complications exist. Additional
charges may apply for various situations, e.g., non-ovulation.
4. What does it cost to collect and breed AI at the farm?
Each collection/AI is $250.00.
5. Is my mare a cooled semen candidate? Not all mares are!
See handout .Cooled Semen Transport Suggestions and Procedures for the
6. What is required of the mare owner who elects to use
cooled shipped semen?
See handout (same as above)
7. Who is responsible for ordering cooled semen?
The attending veterinarian or farm manager is responsible. However, it is
the responsibility of the mare owner to verify with the veterinarian or
farm manager that ordering procedures required by the farm are followed.
8. How much notice is needed to be given to the farm to order semen?
A 24-hour notice (a day before a breeding day). Breeding days are
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays only. Semen must be ordered on Sundays,
Tuesdays, and Thursdays. If a semen order is to be cancelled, the
veterinarian or farm manager must call before 9 am cst on that breeding day.
If not, the semen collection will count and fees will be charged as sent.
9. Is there a shipping container deposit required?
No. However, it is of utmost importance that the semen-shipping container
be returned immediately. All containers are to be
returned after the first
insemination using Federal Express Saver Third Business Day. The
additional semen dose sent is not to be stored in the container.
Semen should be stored in an adequate refrigerator. All contents
included in the container minus the semen is to be sent back.
However, the mare owner is responsible for the container and all contents
in the event the container is lost, stolen, or components are missing. We
advise taking out insurance in the amount of $500.00
with Federal Express for the replacement cost of the container.
10. What charges should I expect at the farm?
During peak season availability is limited. Other breeding
expenses are dependent on mare's reproductive health. Mare owners are
responsible for prescribed medications and treatments issued
by the attending veterinarian outside of normal reproductive parameters.
11. What charges do I expect for cooled semen transport?
Full Care Inside stall $18.00/day (Dry Mare)
Full Care Inside stall $22.00/day (Wet Mare)
Full Care Outside covered Run $15.00/day (Dry Mare)
Full Care Outside covered Run $18.00/day (Wet Mare)
Full Care Outside pen W/Company $14.00/day (Dry Mare)
Full Care Outside pen W/Company $16.00/day (Wet Mare )
The first cooled semen shipment is $350.00 and the each additional shipment is $325.00.
Please check with your local veterinarian or breeding
farm manager for their charges.
12. When is the collection fee expected to be paid?
Payment of the collection/chute fee is payable when the mare arrives
at the farm. For cooled semen transport payment is due before
shipment occurs. No exceptions. We accept personal checks, cashier
checks and money orders and credit card payments.
13. When is the stallion fee expected to be paid?
The stallion fee is payable when the mare departs from the farm. For
cooled shipped semen, payment is due before shipment occurs. No exceptions.
The stallion owners accept personal checks, cashier checks and money
orders only. The stallion owners do not accept credit card payments.
14. How do I contact the farm?
We are available from 8:00 am to 5:30 pm cst. However, if the phone
cannot be answered, the farm has an answering machine. Please leave a message or leave
detailed information about a semen order and we will return your call as
soon as possible. 806-488-2608 phone/fax
To request additional stallion information
please email address information and stallion interest
or contact the farm via telephone.