Getting the flock out of here - a diary of a crazy chicken man

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ozexpat, Dec 25, 2012.

  1. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    I was thinking about AI.

    Our previous pigs in the Philippines were impregnated through AI. I have done it with cows as well but I thought that goats required a laparoscopic procedure though.

    As I opened the thread my torrents app told me that "Artificial Insemination in Farm Animals" just downloaded. 320 pages of must read material lol

    Productivity in sheep and goats could be increased, by improving the quality of the spermatozoa assigned for use in AI, and improving the AI techniques in these species. Recent innovations in sheep breeding include the development of a flexible catheter at the National Center for Genetic Resource Preservation, Fort Collins, Colorado, that can be inserted through the ovine cervix, thus overcoming the barrier to effective AI in this species. AI in sheep and goats is traditionally performed with fresh or cooled spermatozoa, with acceptable fertility results. However, use of foreign breeds, genetic improvement and the use of “safe” semen from other countries requires the use of frozen semen, to enable analyses for contaminants or diseases in the “donor” male to be completed before the semen doses are used for AI. Although the post-thaw motility of frozen semen from goats and sheep is usually considered acceptable, low fertility has been associated with its use in AI, mainly owing to a shortened lifespan of the spermatozoa.
  2. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

  3. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    i can do this. in my line of work i have seen scores of cervical openings via a speculum.

    If I was full time in the Philippines I would do it. I would have to have 20 does to make it viable.

    Maybe we can do "goat insemination mission" lol
    Last edited: Oct 13, 2013
  4. LuvinBlueBirds

    LuvinBlueBirds Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 4, 2013
    SE Idaho
    Gives a whole new meaning to "mail order bride"!
  5. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    I think its more like being betrothed without consent.

    But then again that happens to our chickens too.
  6. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    Bernie found a Water Buffalo for sale up the road. She is 14 months old. We got her for $250 against a starting price of $282.

    I send Bernie a transfer for the cash.

    Once Analou goes to the village govt office and registers her in our name she will come home and get wormed.

    I should have photos tomorrow

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  7. lindz8504

    lindz8504 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 24, 2013
    Blue Ridge Mtns in NC
    Congrats! [​IMG]
  8. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    Say I wanted to transfer money internationally (which I have been known to do every now and then).

    The old fashion way would be to go to Chase, Wells Fargo or some other bank. The fee for a wire is about $35 at this end and a fee at the other end. The money would take 3 days to get there.

    Kind of sucks

    The new way through Cost $4,

    Date Activity
    October 13, 2013 5:17 PM
    Transaction Completed (as in picked up by Bernie)
    October 13, 2013 4:27 PM Available for Pickup
    October 13, 2013 4:27 PM
    Payment Verified
    October 13, 2013 4:27 PM
    Xoom Processing Started

    Its instantaneous.

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  9. Wisher1000

    Wisher1000 Bama Biddy

    PayPal will do it as well!
  10. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    paypal is a trailblazer in international money exchange but the fees a higher. the beauty of today's transaction is the speed. it took 12 seconds from the time i pressed send until I received the email saying the funds are available - and there is a pick up center 1km from our house.

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