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Frozen Semen Pilot Project to Export U.S. Genetics

palomino.jpgThe Appaloosa Horse Club is initiating a pilot project involving the purchase of frozen semen to be sent to selected ApHC International Affiliate organizations. The first phase of the program will target Brazil in 2008. We are currently accepting “nominations” from U.S. owners who would like to have their stallions placed on the list which will be used by breeders in Brazil to identify “preferred” stallions.

Funding for the project will come from USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service through what’s known as the Quality Samples Program. ApHC will pay the stallion owner the equivalent of a breeding fee, plus an agreed upon amount to cover additional expenses relating to processing, handling and shipping to a central location for expedited overseas transport (owners should be checking on requirements for export-ready semen to Brazil).

We anticipate purchasing approximately five – 10 breedings, which will be donated by ApHC to the Appaloosa Horse Club Brazil. The Brazilian organization will then re-sell the semen to its members, either through an auction or other means. We’re asking that the proceeds be used to sponsor a futurity or other activity for ApHC-registered horses. The ultimate goal of the program is to introduce more U.S. genetics and to generate interest in additional breeding to U.S. stallions.

While we await official confirmation of funding, we’d like to get interested stallion owners on our list. Remember, ApHC will not select the stallions for this program. Breeders in Brazil will be provided with the entire list and they will identify selection criteria (bloodlines, disciplines, color preferences, performance/production records, etc.).

If you’d like to add your stallion to the list of “candidates,” call or email Steve Taylor at the ApHC office (208.882.5578 ext. 249 or staylor@appaloosa.com.

10 Comments

  1. dick seymour Said,

    December 4, 2007 @ 1:56 pm

    the problem is to qualify for semen transport out of the country the semen has to collected by a usda approved agency , and the horse has to be quarantined for a long period of time prior collection. our horse was collected at washington state university at pullman and they dont qualify
    dick seymour

  2. Diane E Said,

    December 19, 2007 @ 2:28 pm

    As someone who has imported semen from an app stud in the US, I can attest to that. The other thing to keep in mind is that various countries have different requirements for biosecurity measures and protocols, and what may be frozen in accordance to one country is most likely not acceptable in another country, even if the countries are close by and very similar (i.e., Australia and New Zealand).

  3. Bill Said,

    January 28, 2008 @ 5:52 am

    Yes, both these comments are true, but there are ways to collect for many countries at one time if you go to the right facility and do the right tests. We used select breeders in Texas. Our stallion was there for about a month and we have over 100 doses of semen which we can ship to all the countries that are approved by the ApHC including the new ones Brazil, Austrailia and NZ. You could stay there for a shorter time I believe, but we wanted 100 doses. If you have more questions you can contact them at http://www.selectbreeders.com

  4. Tim McCoy Said,

    April 8, 2008 @ 6:49 am

    Stallions collection is seasonal. If this program waits until June or July collection will be questionable. Their will be a 30 day Quarantine period for, that will push the time into a period when stallions will be producing lower numbers of sperm. This will increase the costs, production of frozen semen is based on the sperm count. In some cases it may reduce the sperm numbers to an unacceptable level. So it may already be too late for Export in 2008.

  5. dar Said,

    April 8, 2008 @ 7:09 pm

    I would very interested in this Pilot program. When will there be more information released about timelines? Thanks
    dar
    http://www.kdjjappaloosas.com

  6. Lynne Said,

    December 23, 2008 @ 11:32 pm

    I would be interested in finding out more information when it becomes available

  7. alberto aviles sosa Said,

    March 29, 2009 @ 4:06 pm

    DEAR MR TAYLOR
    MY NAME IS ALBERTO I LEAVE IN CHINANDEGA NICARAGUA AND A THINK THAT THE APPALOSSA BREED IS GREAT , I RESENLY BOUT 2 MARE IN BAD CONDISION BUT I WILL TAKE GOOD CARE OF THEM , I WOULD LIKE TO GET STARTED IN THIS BREED AND I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW IF THERE IS A CHANCE YOUR ORGANIZASION COUL DONATE SOME FROZEN SEMEN FOR ME TO GET STARTED I WILL SEND YOU SOME PICTURES
    REGARDS
    ALBERTO

  8. alberto aviles sosa Said,

    March 29, 2009 @ 5:41 pm

    dear sir
    i read a article about insemination and it seem that it is not as simple as a cattle maybe it would be beter to donate a horse stalion for new breding countries like me , to bring a horse to nu¡icaragua the cost is us 3,500 per animal
    regards

  9. Steve Said,

    March 31, 2009 @ 7:05 am

    I will have someone contact you about our international marketing programs and see if we can help. Thanks for the note.

  10. alberto aviles sosa Said,

    April 13, 2009 @ 3:25 pm

    DEAR MR TAYLOR
    IN NICARAGUA THE BIG BREED IS THE ANDALUSIANS FROM SPAIN ,AND THE ANDALUSIAN ASSOCIATION FROM SPAIN DONATED A HORSE FOR IT TO BE USE BY THE MENBERS OF THE ASSOCIATION HERE MAYBE THE APPALOSSA HORSE CLUB OF THE USA COULD DONATE A HORSE FOR IT TO BE USE TO FOMENT THE BREED HERE BUT FIRST THEY WOULD HAVE TO PRESENT THE MEDICAL EXAMS
    REGARDS
    ALBERTO AVILES SOSA
    titoaviles62@yahoo.com
    chinandega, NICARAGUA
    central america

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