• More females can be done with semen from a single male.
  • Several co-owners of one expensive ram/buck can still make full use of the ram.
  • Frozen semen is a good insurance for a ram /buck– preservation of genetic material.
  • Genetic progress – Semen from ram/bucks proven on merit, based on performance testing of their progeny, can be distributed throughout a country and many studbreeders can benefit from a national program.
  • More economical to buy semen from a few top stud rams/bucks than to invest heavily in only one expensive ram.
  • AI programs can be planned and executed properly – breeders know exactly how many doses of semen are available.
  • Semen must be stored in a manner which decreases or arrests metabolism and hence prolongs the fertilizing life of the sperm.
  • Semen is stored either
    (a) chilled, at 2-5°C, or
    (b) frozen in straws and held at -196°C

  Artificial Insemination (AI)
  Multiple Ovulation and Embryo Transfer (MOET)
  Semen and Embryo Technologies ( e.g Freezing )
  Genetic Import / Exports (semen, embryos , livestock )
  Training Programs in the Assited Reproductive Technologies