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Featured News: Stallion Owners in the Northern Hemisphere Should Explore the Breeding Industry Down Under

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June 25, 2015

Five New Affiliates 2014Stallion owners in the United States and Europe have the potential to increase their income by exploring the Australian breeding industry. The breeding season in the Northern Hemisphere is winding down but the breeding season in Australia is just about to begin (September 1st). Mare owners in Australia are starting to think about who to breed their mares to, putting their barren mares under lights and getting their foaling kits ready. Stallion owners in the US and Europe may wish to explore the Australian market as a way to provide additional income during their “off” breeding season. Australia sends the second highest number of visitors to our website, so if you would like to market your stallion, which was frozen by an SBS Affiliate Lab, to the Australian market be sure to post and/or update your stallion profiles on our SBS Stallion Guide.

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Featured Blog; My Stallion is Not Settling His Mares...What Do I do? - Part 2

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June 25, 2015

CollectionHow a stallion owner/manager responds to and handles mare owner concerns regarding semen quality or fertility can make or break a relationship or reputation. This article aims to give stallion owners an overview of the factors involved and provide a systematic guide to troubleshooting a resolution if possible. In Part 1 of this article, published in last month’s newsletter, we discussed the stallion’s breeding history, the importance of a breeding soundness exam (BSE), and stallion management practices as well as semen quality and evaluation. This month in Part 2, we will review common problems identified after the semen evaluation, the relevance of the mare book and their reproductive status and discuss the topic as it relates to those stallions breeding with frozen semen.

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Featured Question

How many sperm do you put in a dose?

A breeding dose prepared by an SBS Affiliated Laboratory includes a minimum of 800 million total sperm per dose AND exceeds the industry recommended minimum of 200 million progressively motile sperm per dose after thawing.

See also:

It Only Takes One...Right?

Not All Frozen Semen is Created Equally

Questions Every Mare Owner Should Ask Before Breeding With Frozen Semen

What Exactly is a Dose of Frozen Semen

What is Progressive Motility?


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