Paragon Veterinary Group have been offering advanced sheep breeding services since 2000. We have a skilled team of veterinary surgeons, embryologists and technicians. With the back up of a large veterinary practice we are able to offer and provide a competitive and efficient service.
Services available include:
- Ram fertility assessment
- Ram Vasectomies
- Semen freezing & storage
- Artificial Insemination (A.I.)
- Flushing & Embryo Transfer
A ram is 50% of your breeding flocking. Infertile or sub fertile rams can have a significant impact on flock performance and profitability. To avoid disappointment we advise fully examining all rams, including semen collection and assessment, 8 weeks before the start of the breeding season.
A vasectomised (teaser) tup is an excellent way of tightening your lambing period and encouraging your ewes to come into season. They are also a useful tool when using A.I. or E.T. as they enhance ewe fertility and lead to improved results.
Vasectomies can be performed either on farm or at our Newbiggin facilities.
Semen collection and freezing is an invaluable way of guaranteeing progeny from your stock ram.
Benefits of freezing include:
- Insurance against death or infertility
- Increases ram power
- Ability to use shared tups
- Can utilise semen from debilitated or injured rams
- Income from semen sales
- Preserves superior genetics for future use
Semen can be stored on centre in liquid nitrogen for an indefinite period of time without any detrimental effect on semen quality.