Patterson Animal Hospital in conjunction with Cherry Tree Farm Dairy and Boer Goats is glad to offer the following catalog of goats for our customers.  We have been gathering semen from across the US over the past few years and are glad to share this with those that have trusted us for so long.

 

Artificial insemination has proved to be a valuable tool in increasing a herd’s genetic worth over a shorter period of time than natural breeding.  Costs associated with AI include medications for the doe, timing of the inseminations, labor involved with checking and recording estrus cycles, insemination tools and the veterinarian’s time to inseminate each doe.  Below is a list of costs for the various options we have available to inseminate your doe.  Each herd will have differences that allow them to pick which method will work best for you.  Semen costs within the catalog are additional to the costs listed below.  We currently are not offering semen for sale outside of our contract of insemination.

 

Insemination………………………………………………………………………………$25

Insemination, add’l on same doe/same visit……………………………….$10

Managing doe in house for insemination……………………………………$85

Pregnancy Test (blood)………………………………………………………………$5

CAE Test (blood)………………………………………………………………………..$13

CL Test (blood)…………………………………………………………………………..$24

 

Breeding options recommended:

1. We prefer to breed a doe 12 hours after her first signs of good standing heat to a buck.  If your doe is at the fence that morning and stays with the buck, flags with her tail and wants in the pen, we would want to see her 12 hours later for insemination.  If you notice this at night, we would inseminate the next morning.  This is known as the AM/PM rule.  Does will show best signs of heat in early morning and late in the evenings due to cooler temperatures.  This is the best time to check your does.  They will need fence line contact with a buck for this method to be most effective.  If the doe is still in heat 12 hours after insemination, we offer the option for an additional insemination to increase the chances of success.  The cost is an additional insemination and an additional straw of semen.

2.We can manage your doe in house.  This will involve you administering an injection at home (or come by and we will administer it) and then return in 9-11 days for a second injection and the doe will then stay and be inseminated on the AM/PM rule (see above) of insemination based on her signs of estrus next to a buck in our facility.

 

All semen will be checked for viability at the time of insemination.  We offer the client the choice of additional inseminations on the same cycle for increased conception rates.  We have been successful and have enjoyed seeing these little guys go from ice cubes to real live show stoppers.

We also offer live breeding to a few bucks listed.  All does presented for live breeding must have a negative CL test and a negative CAE test within 6 months.

Contact us for more details or to make arrangements.

 

Thanks,

Yalonda Burton, DVM

Patterson Animal Hospital

Cherry Tree Farm Dairy and Boer Goats