Re: New to the forum and having cattle
Posted: Sun Aug 20, 2017 6:08 pm
I see this question was asked a month ago, so I would assume you have already made your decision, but I will answer anyway. Most semen companys will not sell less than about 10 straws at a time and unless you are ordering directly from a local representative, you will need to pay shipping. That could be as much as the semen. Once you get it you will need to have somewhere to store it, so unless you know someone who will store it, you will need to buy and fill a semen tank and pay to have it serviced every 3 to 4 months. I think $30 per straw is a pretty good deal. A semen tank starts at about $500 and I pay $35 every 3 months to have it refilled.