Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Breeding Update

Breeding News

We are in the midst of breeding season. Almost all of our mares are bred using frozen semen. and the breeding protocol requires that insemination with frozen semen must be within six hours of ovulation. This can mean ultrasounds in the middle of the night !
However, with good semen, good heat detection and rigorous adherence to the ultra sound schedule by a good vet we are very pleased with our conception rate. Mares are always unpredictable compared with other livestock we have worked with so breeding is a challenge. We usually breed post ovulation because even with ultrasound predicting ovulation is very difficult.

Last week Veganieta (Jazz/Zeoliet) checked pregnant to Brentano II. We are excited about this breeding as this mare needed a bit more bone and Brentano II should bring more bone, rideability and great movement. We expect this cross will give us a big horse but we like big horses!

We also have bred and ready to preg check next Monday Florentina (Florestan/Phonix ) to Sir Oldenburg, Waltzlina (Jet Set/Haarem) to Johnson and Vuzarma (Hamlet/Purioso) to Concorde. Bred this week is Zenosa (Tango/Purioso) to Lord Sinclair in an attempt to get another foal like this years Lord Sinclair filly.

To come is Virgina (Welt hit II/ Zeoliet) which we plan to breed back to Donnatelli and Virtual Rose (Idocus/Quattro) who has not foaled yet. We will make the final descision on what to breed her to when we see the foal.

Up date June 9th. Florentina checked pregnant to Sir Oldenburg and Waltzlina checked pregnant to Johnson.

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