For Fresh/Chilled Semen we use a 10 day semen extender which is added to the semen to keep it alive for up to 10 days. We do recommend that the semen is used by day 7 as we have had no reliable feedback from Veterinary Surgeons regarding the use thereafter.
For accurate costing and timing of semen exportation the breeder needs to supply the Zip Code for the delivery address so as to establish the transit times and cost of the shipping. The cost of shipping can vary each month and flight times change etc, therefore we only quote on request once we have the zip code and approximate delivery date in case the above costs and/or times change at any point.
For the exportation of Frozen Semen we use two types of tank: Cryodrum Tank which is a disposable 3 day tank, which does not need to be returned to us. This is ideal for areas which are next working day or 2 working day delivery service. The second option is to use a Dry Shipper Tank which we hire for £75.00 per consignment, this needs to be returned to us, hence the shipping charges are higher when using this tank. This tank will keep the semen frozen for 14 days and can be refilled with liquid nitrogen if required. This tank is ideal for longer delivery times e.g. for shipping semen to Australia & New Zealand.