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Sexed Semen for Stallions: Thoughts?

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        05-27-2013, 05:47 PM
    Hi BigGirlsRideWarmbloods!

    Wonderful! We are working on a sexed product for stallions. It is a program that sadly hasn't had the correct passion and dedication put into it until now. I am very excited to have such a program to develop and offer to the horse industry. Also, all comments, questions and concerns I take to heart in said program development. :) Pricing is one of the many questions to be answered yet so I will keep you posted. It is likely it will be based on a dose or ejaculate price, rather than per straw like the bulls are. We are making good progress with fresh cooled and frozen is the next step!
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        05-28-2013, 03:07 PM
    Check with Colorado State University's Equine Reproduction center. I know we have them just not sure of its a public thing.
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        05-28-2013, 03:23 PM
    I would be concerned about the following points;
    1) The narrowing of the gene pool, I.e. If too many colts born and not enough fillies
    2) Monopolisation of the sector I.e. A vast number of fillies by one stud
    3) The risk of 'accidents' - wrong sex for incidence
    4) The backlash from ^^

    Plus, it would take the fun out of it :). I can understand why a home breeder or small scale breeder wanting to extend the damline might want it, but I do not agree with it. Sorry.
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        05-28-2013, 05:20 PM
    My friend did sex-sorting for themselves, many years ago, when she and her husband wanted a boy after only having girls. It worked.

        05-28-2013, 11:40 PM
    The more I think about it the more I dislike this technology.
    Its like cloning. It is amazing what we can do now and in the future. However just because we can, should we? Nature has a way of getting it right without interference. This is playing G-D IMO. Something I think will be detrimental in the long run.
    These custom order foals have no appeal for me. Shalom
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