Economics of Breeding with Frozen Semen
The future is frozen! Why? Because with frozen semen:
WHAT ABOUT THAT "LIVE FOAL GUARANTEE?"
A live foal guarantee doesn’t actually guarantee a live foal. No one can guarantee that a mare will carry a conception to term and deliver a live foal. A live foal guarantees only that a breeder can pay more booking or chute fees, more semen shipping and container fees, more veterinary expenses, transportation, board and other related costs, until, hopefully, a live foal results. That live-foal guarantee can end up costing a lot! Compare the actual cost-per-foal when using frozen semen against any other breeding method, and you will often find that breeding with frozen semen is the least expensive of all breeding methods.
STILL NOT CONVINCED?
Perform this simple exercise:
Select the top five or so USA-based stallions that you would like to breed to. Average the performance test scores and those of their offspring. Compare the level of competition and the money won of the both the stallions and their get. Then, compare the same statistics for stallions you would like to breed to from the Supreior Equine Sires stallion roster. You do the math--don't pay more for less.