about FROZEN STALLION
• Will my stallion
freeze? Most all stallions freeze well, however, some stallions freeze
better than others.
• How many doses per
collection can be expected? Most stallions will produce an average of 15
industry standard doses (500 million breedable sperm cells per dose). Some
stallions will yield up to 40 doses. Allendale Farms guarantees 4 doses or there
will be no charge.
• How is frozen semen
stored? Allendale Farms uses ˝ ml straws. (About the size of a coffee
stirring straw) The straws are placed in a cane. One cane holds approximately 5
doses. This cane is placed into a larger container called a canister and is
lowered into a liquid nitrogen tank. Liquid nitrogen tanks maintain a
temperature of –320o F and are similar to a large thermos bottle.
Liquid nitrogen tanks are fully self contained and do not require electricity.
• Who stores the
stallion semen? You can purchase your own liquid nitrogen tank, or use your
neighbors. Dairies and cattle farms maintain tanks. Allendale Farms will store
semen for a monthly charge.
• How long will frozen
stallion semen last? Frozen stallion semen is reputed to last thousands of
years. Realistically, pregnancies have been achieved with semen that is 15 to 20
years old. Allendale Farms video tapes all thawed semen for future reference.
• How is frozen semen used in
a breeding program? Allendale Farms will furnish
detailed breeding instructions for
identifying, thawing and inseminating using your frozen semen. Briefly, the mare
is artificially inseminated immediately after ovulation. This will require a few
more ultrasounds by a veterinarian.
What are the conception rates using frozen semen?
Allendale Farms has had excellent success with
frozen semen, equivalent to or slightly less than
fresh or cooled semen. The best test for frozen
semen is to use it in your breeding program.
Can frozen semen be shipped? Yes, Allendale
Farms has special containers used to ship frozen
• Does a stallion have to be prepared for the
semen freezing process? Stallions in a regular
breeding program need very little preparation.
Regular breeding improves the amount and quality of
frozen semen. Stallions that are not bred on a
regular basis or who are only bred naturally will
require slightly more preparation.
• Where can the stallion semen be frozen?
Allendale Farms uses a 14 foot trailer that is
equipped for collecting and freezing semen. We are
100% mobile. If processing is handled at your
location and your stallion is not accustomed to
being collected, you will need to have a jump mare
Allendale Farms started in the 1930s, as a family
cattle operation. In the 70s Allendale Farms
produced some of the finest Beefmaster Bulls in the
country. In 1989 we began breeding horses and have
become an all breed breeding service, including
frozen stallion semen. Our process for freezing
semen exceeds industry standards and we’re proud of
our results. Frozen semen is the future of the horse