Equine Cryogenic Service at Santolina Farm Inc. ~ Preserving the future.

USDA Approved: Center for Semen Collection and Processing Center (CSCP) - #16AZ002-EQS

Stallion Breeding Services

On Site Collection for Mare AI and Ship Semen, Semen Freezing, Semen Banking

Stallion Collecting RoomOver the years we have learned that stallions generally do better if they are kept in their training barn environment and transported to Santolina for breeding services. The stallions quickly learn they can be the big stud on the block here and jump the breeding phantom, all enclosed, with the doors shut for privacy. They also learn they must continue to behave themselves when at home or in the show arena. This conditioned learning is easy for them since totally different activities happen at different locations, with different handlers. Trainers seem to prefer this routine. We give a day or two’s notice of when the stallion will be needed, if he is not already on a standing schedule. We operate on a schedule with a plan acceptable to everyone and allow for emergencies.

Most of the stallions we deal with can arrive at the farm, get collected, and be out the driveway heading home within 20 minutes. One busy breeding day, we collected eleven studs in 4 hours. Some of the stallions were so conditioned to being collected here, it took only 5 to 7 minutes without any tease mares. This group of seasoned stallions were so fast, we barely had time to chat with the hauler. We have also learned that this procedure is the safest way for horses and handlers. Santolina does not do live cover. The stallion gets collected and leaves while we process the semen as needed. For those of you having a busy show season, having stored frozen semen allows us to continue breeding mares. Frozen semen is a great way to protect your interests and future. About half of the mares are bred with frozen semen.

Jack in labFor those stallions that live at Santolina we teach them a routine for breeding room activities and a different routine for daily exercise. Most stallions swim as part of their exercise routine as part of stallion maintenance. See breeding fees and services. Our Stallion Handling Fee Agreement is a one-time collection/semen fee, per mare, per breeding season, for contracted stallions, with a 4 mare minimum per year. The “Handling Fee” includes all stallion collections for breeding the mare regardless of the number of times the stallion must be collected for semen shipment or on-site breeding. It is also the same for frozen semen mare breeding. By charging a one-time handling fee, (that includes all collections or semen fee), a stallion owners cost of breeding mares is limited. Contracted stallions that are having the remaining semen collected and processed for frozen semen banking, will not be charged the standard collection fee.


Semen Banking

Most stallions are being collected to breed one or two mares with the remainder of the semen discarded. We recommend that if the remaining volume is more than 7 billion, the semen can be shipped to Santolina for freezing, constantly building your semen bank. This is the most economical way to build a semen bank with little effort. Leftover semen has value! Freeze all of it for the future.

Stallion Owners may also want to apply for standing your stallion at Santolina and breeding with frozen semen. Click here to see the Stallions of Santolina.

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Semen Storage Tank Room

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