several questions we have gathered up here at QHS for you to
ask & think
about while shopping for a stallion in which you will be
having semen shipped for your mare.
Will the Stallion be shown during the year? If so, find out
and determine if he will be available when you
anticipate needing semen.
Are there still available bookings? If so, at what number
will they close the book for the year.
What month of the season do they anticipate a strong demand?
Are there only specific days in which the Stallion will be
If so, find out what program they’ll be on.
Will they be collecting on demand and if so, will they go to
the airport, if necessary to assure the shipment will be
delivered on time.
What will be the charges for this extra effort?
This information gives you an idea on how to work around
your mares heat
cycle to assure your semen will arrive on time.
Now request a breeding contract and make sure you feel
comfortable with all the
terms. If you have questions regarding the contract always
ask up front.
How much money must be paid prior to the first shipment
Is the collection fee charged for each collection?
What terms are there if your mare does not conceive? Make
sure you understand all
the information you have up to this point. Now you need to
ask about shipping.
What kind of shipping container do they use?
If they use an Equitainer, is there a container deposit?
Is there an additional daily rental fee for the Equitainer?
If they use a disposable, what is the cost for each
Now you have an idea on what is involved when semen is
shipped and how
important it is for all parties to work together.
After all you are both trying hard to achieve the same