Stallion services and semen collection
FOR IN-HOUSE AND OFF-FARM STALLIONS
Semen is collected using an AV (artificial vagina) when the stallion mounts the dummy/phantom and then assessed before being placed in an extender medium. The optimal sperm concentration should be between 30-50 million sperm per 1 ml. The extender medium (EquiPlus is commonly used) enables the sperm to survive the drop in temperature when placed in a cooled shipping container and the lengthy travel time when on-route.
Transport of your stallion's semen can be organised through Qantas Freight (same day delivery to Melbourne and Sydney), Toll and TNT. A sample is kept in-house and tested for quality control at the time the shipped semen reaches its destination.
Performance stallions can stay in work and/or competition while residing at Davidson Equestrian for collection.
We have purpose-built stallion paddocks with 6 ft high cattle rail fencing with electric standoffs.
Shane was previously involved with the stallion collection and the overall maintenance and care of the breeding stallions at established and renowned German studs, Zuchthof Klatte and Hengststation Sosath.