Save the Date: SBS 30th Anniversary Celebration

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May 09, 2017

Posted by SBS in Affiliate News

Select Breeders Services will be celebrating their 30th anniversary on September 9th, 2017 from 3-7pm! We invite you to help us commemorate this momentous occasion with an Open House at our World Headquarters in Chesapeake City, Maryland. Paul Loomis’ business of freezing equine semen began in his basement in 1987 and throughout the past three decades has grown into the largest provider of frozen semen services in the world which now consists of 25 SBS Affiliate Laboratories in 7 different countries. We look forward to hosting our clients and friends for great food, drinks, live music, door prizes and fun for the whole family. We will provide more details as the date draws closer but we ask you to please save the date on your calendar now so you don’t miss this wonderful event.

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Is it difficult to Thaw and Inseminate Mares with Frozen Semen?

May 08, 2017

Posted by SBS in Frozen Semen

Analysis of Frozen Thawed Semen_Cutting Straws 1 One concern some mare owners and veterinarians have with using equine frozen semen is the MYTH that it is difficult to thaw and breed a mare with it...this is not true. The process of thawing frozen semen is fairly simple if you have the right tools. Also, inseminating a mare with frozen semen isn’t any different than inseminating her with cooled or fresh semen, unless you are using a deep horn insemination technique. The only concern is that one must follow the specific thawing instructions precisely in order to obtain maximum post-thaw survival. This requires careful attention to detail and a temperature controlled water bath.

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Featured Breeder: Cabin White Farm

May 07, 2017

Posted by SBS in Focus On Our Breeders

Steve Joyce_Cabin Master and Bobby Meyerhoff Steve Joyce’s farm, Cabin White Farm, in Guilford County North Carolina gets its name from a poem written about the rich history of the revolutionary war in that area. Steve’s love of horses began as a teenager when he would muck stalls at a local stable after school that hosted hunter shows, horse trials and local hunt club events. He fell in love with the sport horse and began to take an interest in foxhunting. He said, “I love many things about the sport including a handsome field hunter. I took a particular interest in the cross-bred hunter, the crossing of thoroughbred and draught horses, to produce a horse with plenty of blood and constitution.” This love is evident in the athletic offspring produced as a result of the breeding program at Cabin White Farm.

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Foal Photo Contest 2017

May 22, 2013

Posted by SBS in General Interest

Foal_2016_Filly_Peron x Nightingale 200x Send Us Your SBS Frozen Semen Foal Photos. Pull out your cameras and start snapping! We'd like to see photos of your foals born in 2017 (2016 if born August – December in the Southern Hemisphere) from semen frozen by an SBS affiliate lab or resulting from embryo transfer performed at one of our SBS affiliate labs. The winner of the best foal photo will win a $75 Dover Saddlery gift certificate (or for for submissions from EU/AUS). Photos will be posted to our website and will be judged on composition by our SBS affiliate members. Click here to see the current submission of foals from 2017.

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Please Note - photos used in these news articles are available in the public domain, have been purchased through istockphoto or (when referencing breeders or horses) have been submitted to Select Breeders Services Inc. by the breeding farm or horse owner. Photo credit has been provided where applicable. If at anytime you see something that needs to be addressed please feel free to contact us directly.

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