Semen and Embryo Collection
Holbrook Breeders has licensed collection facilities to produce semen and embryos for both domestic and export markets. We comply with Australian Licensing Standards, and provide all health testing procedures required for the production of domestic and export licensed semen and export embryos.
Dr. Rick Tindal heads our very experienced DoA accredited Export Embryo Collection Team. In addition to this we have a fully equipped DoA approved mobile laboratory enabling on-farm embryo export collection if appropriate.
Holbrook Breeders have a long history of successfully exporting semen and embryos to an extensive worldwide market including New Zealand, Argentina, Canada, USA, Vanuatu, Uruguay, South Africa, Papua New Guinea, Mexico, China, Namibia, Kenya, New Caledonia, Thailand and Brazil.
Holbrook Breeders Australia is audited annually by the Department of Agriculture (DOA) to OIE and Scarm 64 standards. In addition Holbrook Breeders are accredited by China for both semen and embryo production.
Our facilities are located below arbovirus vector lines. This allows us to collect semen and embryos for those countries where positive arbovirus blood tests are an issue.
Unlicensed Semen Collection
Unlicensed collections are also available for private use. This may involve bringing the bull in for the designated collection day or in some cases collections on farm.
Our on-farm collection service can be utilised with our fully equipped mobile van which is capable of semen processing and testing for sales on site. Please enquire direct to our office for more details on this service.
Domestic Embryo Collection
Holbrook Breeders provides a professional domestic embryo collection service.
Holbrook Breeders Australia (HBA) offers clients the complete Embryo Transfer (ET) package having been an industry leader for almost 20 years. We can cater for small and large domestic ET programs.
Dr. Rick Tindal heads our very experienced AQIS accredited Export Collection Team. In addition to this we have a fully equipped AQIS approved mobile laboratory enabling on-farm export collection if appropriate.
Domestic ET programs are carried out on our domestic centre or on-farm.
The full flush program can be preformed on centre, including superovulation, cycling, artificial insemination and retrieval and freezing of embryos. Donors can be sent to Holbrook Breeders for flushing and freezing or implanting into clients recipients on flush day.
Alternatively clients can program their own donors and recipients and have us come to their farm with our mobile laboratory to carry our all the necessary work. This service extends from the South Burnett/Darling Downs regions in Queensland south to and including Tasmania. Comprehensive step by step programs are forwarded to the client advising when and what to administer to their cattle as well as 24/7 telephone support.
If you have any specific questions that we can help you with please contact us.
Semen and Embryo Storage
Fully maintained liquid nitrogen tanks are available for storage of licensed and unlicensed semen and embryos.
(Export protocols maintain that licenced semen must be stored in designated locations within a licensed centre).
We also provide storage for privately owned tanks (tank maintenance) which are regularly topped with nitrogen from our bulk liquid nitrogen storage facility. Holbrook Breeders maintain a large semen shipper inventory and can dispatch worldwide. Dispatches within Australia and overseas can be insured on request. Please contact us.
Expanding range of Services including:
– Semen collection for both Australian and International markets.
– Embryo collection for both Australian and International markets.
– Semen and embryo storage.
– Semen and embryo marketing.
– International import/export service
– Reproduction consultancy.
– Private sale listings
– Supplies for ET and AI programs