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Featured News: 2017 Foal Photo Contest Winner

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September 11, 2016

Foal_2017_Filly_Dressage Royal x Benidetta III LG Congratulations to our 2017 Foal Photo Contest Winner! Echo Hill Farm of Tryon, NC has won a $75.00 Dover Saddlery gift certificate for the photo they submitted of their Filly by the stallion Dressage Royal out of the mare Benidetta III. She is kicking up her heels to celebrate!

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Featured Blog: Contract Considerations for Stallion Owners

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February 16, 2012

Breeding season is upon us and hopefully the phone has been ringing off the hook with mare owners interested in breeding to your stallion. Now is a great time to review and update your frozen semen contracts. We are here to make it easier for you! We have prepared contract templates for either selling frozen semen by the dose or for a frozen semen breeding agreement, both templates are accompanied by detailed notes you can refer to for guidance when formulating your own agreements. Follow this link to download your Free Contract Guide and Templates. In this Blog article we answer commonly asked questions related to structuring your breeding agreement.

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How should I structure my breeding contract?

At SBS we suggest that breeding contracts for frozen semen are structured so the costs associated with the production of the frozen semen are separated from the value associated with the genetics. The mare owner pays a non-refundable “booking fee” that is set at a level to cover the production costs for the frozen semen for that mare. The remaining balance, or stud fee, is for the genetics of the stallion, which are only realized if a pregnancy is achieved and a foal produced. The contract can be written to provide for “up to N doses for the season” after which the mare owner has the option to purchase additional doses at a higher cost per dose if they want to continue trying to breed that mare or you may wish to offer them the opportunity to return the following season, in which case they would repeat the booking fee. The cost of the frozen semen shipment is then paid by the mare owner and in most cases this is cheaper for them than covering the cost of collection, processing and shipping of a cooled semen shipment.

To calculate your production costs of the frozen semen for each mare you divide the total cost of freezing the semen by the number of doses frozen - this gives you your cost per dose. Based on the number of doses you decide to allocate to each mare per season, you can then calculate your cost per mare.

See also:

Frozen Semen - Sell By the Dose or as a Breeding?

Three Ways Stallion Owners Can Prevent Unapproved Use of Frozen Semen

Contract Considerations for Export Semen

Frozen Semen Contract Guide and Templates

Contract Considerations for Stallion Owners

Contract Considerations for Exporting Equine Frozen Semen


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