Semen Collection

Semen Collection

CATTLE SEMEN COLLECTION

Our semen collection facility is based at Rukuhia, near Hamilton and has been operating since the 1970s. Approx 500,000 straws of frozen bull semen are produced annually for a variety of private clients including one of the shareholders, Liberty Genetics. The centre accommodates over 80 bulls and is approved for export collections for most importing countries.

RAM & BUCK SEMEN COLLECTION

ABS collects and freezes approx. 5000 straws of ram and buck semen per year. 50 rams or bucks pass through the facility in the summer – autumn period. Approvals are in place for export of ram / buck semen. The facility collects buck semen for distribution as fresh semen to the Waikato Dairy Goat industry.

PIG SEMEN COLLECTION

ABS in a joint venture with Waratah Farms Ltd has operated a Pig AI business for the past 10 years. Waratah provide the genetics and ABS the semen production. Around 1000 doses of semen per week are distributed to piggeries throughout NZ. Breeds include:
  • Large White
  • Landrace
  • Duroc
  • Meat Packer

Approximately 32 piggeries throughout NZ are supplied twice weekly from this facility. Excellent pregnancy rates and litter sizes are recorded as part of our ongoing monitoring program.The facility was expanded in 2011 and houses 42 boars.

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