The Ballycraigy Stud is an EU Approved Semen Collection Centre for cattle. After passing a series of pre-entry disease tests, semen collected is eligible for export to any of the EU Member states in addition to an increasing number of these countries.
Several other countries around the world apply supplementary disease protocols for importation of semen. These can usually be fulfilled allowing semen to travel all over the world.
Bull Fertility Assessment
On a regular basis staff from Ai Services attend farms throughout Northern Ireland on request where there is a question mark over the fertility of a stock bull to carry out a bull fertility assessment.
Semen is normally collected by means of an artificial vagina and assessed there and then to confirm the breeding status of the bull in question.
Where an investigation is undertake to comply with a fertility insurance claim or a warranty of sale, the assessment must be performed by the Company Vet, Mr Brian Kennedy. If veterinary certification is not required then Mr Robin Boyd, Stud Manager can provide the Service.
For further information on any of stud or breeding facilities contact our Company Veterinarian Brian Kennedy or Stud Manager Robin Boyd on (028) 9083 3123.