Ordering Cooled Semen Agreement - Brownmill Ranch Breeding Program

1. Please keep us updated.


As the breed date approaches, any information that you can share with us regarding your mare’s status, prior to placing the order, is appreciated, as this helps us to plan accordingly for upcoming collections.

2. Email us at [email protected] to order cooled semen.


Cooled semen is sent in the order of received email messages. Please be aware of the remote possibility of fully booked days. We will let you know that we received your order and confirm with you that we will be collecting for you the following morning. When your shipment is sent, we will notify you with the Courier tracking number.

3. Place your order the day before the collection.

For Example, notify us on Monday for a Tuesday collection to arrive to you on Wednesday for insemination. We collect Monday through Friday and use shipping Express Next Day Delivery. Our Selected Courrier delivers Monday through Saturday (in most areas). Please confirm that our selected courier offers Saturday delivery to you area when needed.

4. We love to hear that the breeding was a success.


We appreciate hearing from you the following day, letting us know that all went well with the insemination and again two weeks later, when your mare is confirmed in foal. We look forward to hearing from you when your foal is born and we enjoy seeing your photos for years to come. Of course, you may always contact us anytime along the way. Congratulations for your upcoming foal and we give you our most sincere gratitude for selecting one of our stallions to breed to your mare. We are confident that you will absolutely love your new foal!

4. We love to hear that the breeding was a success.


We appreciate hearing from you the following day, letting us know that all went well with the insemination and again two weeks later, when your mare is confirmed in foal. We look forward to hearing from you when your foal is born and we enjoy seeing your photos for years to come. Of course, you may always contact us anytime along the way. Congratulations for your upcoming foal and we give you our most sincere gratitude for selecting one of our stallions to breed to your mare. We are confident that you will absolutely love your new foal!

BREEDING AGGREEMENT

Mare owner agrees that they will be purchasing cooled semen during the contract year, which shall be from December 1 st – July 1st.

Semen may be shipped outside of the breeding season by special request and agreed upon by both parties.

It is understood and agreed that if for any reason the mare does not conceive; mare owner will hold Brownmill Ranch harmless. Mare owner agrees that Brownmill Ranch will not be responsible for any disease, accident, injury, sickness or death of mare or foal.

Brownmill Ranch recommends that the mare receive a pre-breeding examination by a veterinarian, including an ultrasound and in some cases a uterine culture or biopsy, to confirm breeding soundness.

To eliminate preventable abortions due to Rhinopneumonitis, Brownmill Ranch requires that the mare receive Rhinopneumonitis vaccinations during the fifth, seventh and ninth months of her pregnancy. Mare owner will be asked to show proof of Rhinopneumonitis vaccinations should the mare abort.

Brownmill Ranch reserves the right to require a uterine culture and biopsy or recommend that a substitute mare be used to fulfill the contract for a mare with poor fertility, who has not conceived after three cycles.

All fees are paid in full prior to shipments and are non-refundable.

Mare owner is responsible for all facets of the insemination process for mares being bred by use of transported semen. Mare owner agrees that a licensed veterinarian, who is qualified and experienced in the use and handling of cooled semen, will perform the insemination.

Mare owner agrees to use their best efforts to perform the insemination procedure within 24 hours and not longer than 48 hours after the collection from the stallion.

Mare owner agrees to use all cooled semen provided by this Agreement for the Mare named in this Agreement and no other, without prior approval from Brownmill Ranch. Breeding doses are calculated for the insemination of one mare so splitting the dose between multiple mares can reduce the likelihood of conception.

Brownmill Ranch shares the common goals with mare owners for easy conceptions, resulting in healthy foals. Due to the many variables involved with the shipping and breeding process that are beyond our control, once the semen leaves our facility, Brownmill Ranch makes no warranty/guarantee, written or implied, with respect to the semen; that it will be delivered within a certain time period or that the semen will safely reach the insemination point without losing integrity or quality.

Cooled semen arrives in syringes, which are ready for direct insemination, after your veterinarian has prepared you mare for insemination and attaches the insemination pipette to the syringe. There is no shipping container deposit and no need to return the shipping container.

In the event that the mare does not produce a live foal who can stand and nurse, the mare shall have a return breeding privilege, with no further stallion service fee, for the following breeding season. The mare owner must provide a veterinarian statement within (30) days, once the mare is determined not to be in foal or fails to produce a live foal. Another mare may be substituted upon approval. If mare owner fails to provide such statement or fails to place an order for semen during the following breeding season, the return breeding privilege is cancelled and no refund shall be due to the mare owner.

Contracts are non-saleable and non-transferable. Fees associated with registration of foals are the mare owner’s responsibility. Mare owner agrees to allow the use of photos of foals by our stallions for marketing purposes on the internet and in print.