The collection process for each species is unique. We strive to provide a quality collection process that is as stress free as possible for the animal while also maximizing production from each ejaculate. Cattle, sheep, and goats can be collected with an artificial vagina (AV) or by using the electroejaculation method. Whitetail deer are collected strictly with the electroejaculator while dogs are collected by digital manipulation.
Below are collection services that we offer:
- Collection for frozen conventional semen that is processed in house
- Collection for a breeding soundness evaluation (BSE)
- Collection for sex sorted semen that is shipped overnight to another facility for the sorting process
- Collection for fresh, chilled shipments
- Collections can be done at our facility or we can bring our services to you
Freezing semen, no matter what species, is a very sensitive process. We monitor our freezing chamber with a thermocouple throughout the entire freezing process to maintain an optimal environment for the best post thaw results. Each collection that is frozen at our facility goes through a post thaw evaluation in which we evaluate for motility as well as morphology issues. Only those collections that pass our post thaw evaluations are kept for breeding purposes.
We work with and offer custom freezing for technicians that are not equipped to freeze semen once collected. Give us a call if you have questions about what we can offer for custom freezing services.
Storing semen or embryos with us allows you to take the stress out of storing it for yourself, while also giving you peace of mind as the tanks are monitored on a daily basis. We have the ability to store semen that was processed in both straws and pellets and our 3,000 liter bulk tank ensures that we never run out of liquid nitrogen.
We also provide custom storage for your personal farm tanks. If you’re only using your tanks during breeding season, leave them with us for the remainder of the year so that we can monitor nitrogen levels and top them off each month.