We collect Chilled Semen Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Semen shipped to every state.
Air freight average cost $150 with Australian Air Express, usually same day delivery in Eastern states, for collection at the airport, or slightly longer for to the door delivery.
Mayfield Farm can take outside mares at our stud farm at 125 Towts Road, Whittlesea, by arrangement . Breeding your mare using chilled semen should not present any particular problems if you engage the assistance of an experienced vet with a portable scanning machine (you will need mains power at the point of examination) and who can be on call to monitor the progress of your mare's cycle. You will need to have safe facilities for the examination of your mare or alternatively your vet may have facilities to safely examine mares at the surgery. It is important that you plan this aspect in advance to ensure that there are no complications when the semen arrives.
We suggest your mare is checked out by your Veterinarian to ensure her suitability for breeding, before you embark on an AI program. If she is due to foal, we recommend that you miss the foaling heat (at about 7-10 days post foaling) and then wait for her next cycle at around 28 days after foaling. Your vet may recommend that you short cycle the mare, using hormones to start her cycle early. This is usually done at around 21 days after foaling and the mare could be expected to ovulate around 4 days after treatment. Your vet will examine her possibly several times to determine the ideal time for the Artificial Insemination to take place.
This is a favoured option for smaller breeders as it takes away the need to observe whether the mare is coming into season. Without an experienced person and stallion on the property, this can be difficult to identify as many mares are shy and do not demonstrate any unusual behavioural traits – particularly when they are in the familiar environment of their home.
Frozen semen is sent if semen is required and chilled semen is unavailable. There is no collection fee for frozen semen. Only transport costs.
The actual date of commencing collection of chilled semen will be decided on the basis of the bookings. November is likely. The earlier we know your intentions and requirements the easier it is for us to meet your needs. We do not count bookings until payment is received.
We send a separate invoice for costs of transportation and collection. A collection fee of $300 per collection is payable on chilled semen and sometimes this can be shared.
Frozen Semen can be dispatched if semen is required when we are not collecting.
With horse breeding there are no fixed rules, so a vet experienced with horse breeding and artificial insemination procedures, particularly using frozen semen is an invaluable asset and will save you money and potentially wasted time, in the long run.
Your mare will have to be checked regularly as she gets closer to ovulation and it may be necessary or convenient that she stay at the clinic for a few days to enable the vet to monitor the development of her follicle. Your Vet will give you the best advice so be sure to discuss this before you make arrangements to get semen sent out. Mares with a difficult breeding history are best avoided when using frozen semen.
Contact Mayfield Farm if you would like us to take the mare prior to breeding and undertake the breeding process for you.
We will require completed contracts with payment before the despatch of semen. We send a separate invoice for costs of transportation and collection.
There is no collection fee for frozen semen. Only transport fees.
Whisper's frozen seaman is available for $2000.00 plus GST. This service fee includes 3 doses or $700 for 1 dose
Pzazz service fee is $1800.00+ GST
Some discounts apply so please ask about conditions.
Payment can be by -
Cheque, Cash, Credit Card (Mastercard, Bankcard or Visa) Direct Deposit.
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We require completed contracts with payment before despatch of semen. To enable us to process your order and send semen we will need the following:
Signed Breeding Contract
Signed Waiver and Indemnity (if over 18)
Signed Waiver and Indemnity (if under 18, this form to be signed by parent or guardian)