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UK Frozen Ram Semen Importation — updated 18 September 2021

[Scroll to the very bottom of this page for the Interest Form/Order for Tanks 1, 2, 3 . . . remember to hit SUBMIT]

NEW NEWS:
17 Sept 2021 (Tank #1) — 7 rams have finished semen collection and have entered 30-day post quarantine & final bloodwork for importation into USA and Canada
15 Sept 2021 (Tank #3) — North American Shetland Sheepbreeders Association (NASSA) just approved the 1st ever sweep patterned rams (NEW color for USA & Canada), see Shop UK Frozen Ram Semen. Plus awaiting NCC & SCC Codon Scrapie Genotype testing labs before entering more NEW breeds.
15 Sept 2021 (Tank #3) — 3 NEW Shetland rams (Black gulmoget krunet, Fawn blettet sweep, Black blettet sweep) from Jenny Holden-Wilde, Smali Shetland Sheep, England, UK, posted to "Shop", all approved via NASSA
15 Sept 2021 (Tank #2) — 3 NEW Shetland rams (Emsket, Grey katmoget flecket, Grey katmoget) from Michelle Thomas, Castell Shetland Sheep, Wales, UK, posted to "Shop", all approved via NASSA
9 Sept 2021 (Tank #3) — 2 NEW Kerry Hill rams from Jim Rowe, Downwood Flock of Kerry Hill Sheep, Herefordshire, England posted to "Shop"
17 August 2021 (Tank #2) — 4 NEW Teeswater from William Carson, Downkillybegs Dorsets [& Teeswater], Northern Ireland posted to "Shop", new TSBA Registration Certificates added
9 August 2021 (Tank #3) sourced North Country Cheviot (Park type) rams from Roderick, Allanshaws Farm
2 August 2021 (Tank #2) — Northern Ireland rams arrived and along with Shetland and 5 Herdwick rams [via James Rebanks] have entered the 120-day quarantine
2 August 2021 (Tank #2) — 3 NEW Shetland rams (Grey/Grey Katmoget, Polled Grey Katmoget, Fawn Katmoget) from Lenice Bell, England, UK, posted to "Shop", approved via NASSA
 
Shop UK Frozen Ram Semen . . . to order ram semen from Tanks #1, #2, #3, fill out Interest Form/Order (breed, #straws & billing address required) & hit SUBMIT
[Still time to submit your Interest Form/Order] . . . all rams required to be Codon Scrapie Genotype ARR/ARR (highest resistance level)
Minimum orders of 5 straws/client (can be from multiple rams and breeds) and 100 straws/ram (can be from multiple clients in both USA and Canada):
Tank #1 = 14 rams in last stages before importation, 7 rams in post collection quarantine (semen arrival USA ~ 3-4 Nov 2021) + 7 rams in UK/AI Centre finishing semen collection (semen arrival USA ~ Jan 2022) = 3 Bluefaced Leicester, 2 Clun Forest, 3 Kerry Hill, 1 Teeswater, 4 Wensleydale (2 white & 2 black), 1 Zwartbles
Tank #2 = 16 rams currently in 120-day quarantine (semen imported ~ Jan 2022) = 1 Dutch Spotted, 5 Herdwick, 1 Ile De France, 5 Shetland, 4 Teeswater
Tank #3 = currently sourcing rams for mid Oct quarantine (semen imported ~ May/June 2022) = 2 Kerry Hill, 4 North Country Cheviot (Park type), 3 Shetland, 2 South Country Cheviot (Polled), 1 Southdown, 1 Zwartbles
Tank #4 = working on in 2022 (semen imported ~ Oct 2022) = Cotswold, Ryeland, Scottish Blackface

UK Ram Sharing Program . . . Heritage Sheep Reproduction (USA) and OC Flock Management (Canada) have teamed up to share rams at the UK/AI Center in order to make it more feasible to bring new Sheep Genetic Diversity to this side of the pond. Rams fulfill requirements for both, but tanks shipped separately (UK to USA) & (UK to Canada) as no reshipping allowed to other countries:
   a. Same UK rams - both USA & Canadian Health Protocols fulfilled
   b. UK to USA - fill out INTEREST FORM / ORDER FORM at the bottom of this page (include your address & add UK to USA)
   c. UK to Canada - fill out INTEREST FORM at the bottom of this page (include your address & add UK to CANADA), to place an order click on the ORDER FORM link for OC Flock Management https://keap.app/contact-us/7483913911489717
   d. Interest Forms are automatically delivered to both Heritage Sheep Reproduction, USA and the OC Flock Management, Canada for an accurate straw order count
 
USA/Canada Breed Coordinators available to help you with questions:
Interest Form & Order Form data is necessary for liaising with USA/Canada/UK breeders and breed societies to source rams and ensure a smooth flow of information. Genetic Diversity is a PRIORITY with Rare Heritage Breeds. When multiple rams are ordered within the same breed, every effort will be made to assure that each sheep breeder receives their correct percentage of the different blood lines. Contact your Sheep Breed Coordinator if questions:
• Canada "All Breeds" Coordinator, Veronica Verweij, doversheep@gmail.com
• USA/Canada Bluefaced Leicester Breed Coordinator, Margaret VanCamp, mavaca@usol.com
• USA/Canada Herdwick Breed Coordinator, Erin Bradt, herdwicksbana@gmail.com
• USA/Canada Kerry Hill Breed Coordinator, Tammy Price, tammyprice750@gmail.com
• USA/Canada North Country Cheviot [Park type] Coordinator, Steve Stone, stoneclydes@aol.com
• USA/Canada Shetland Breed Coordinator, Amy Rappuhn, lindenlanefarm@yahoo.com
• USA/Canada Teeswater Breed Coordinator, Cindy Cieciwa, pitchfork3772@gmail.com
• USA/Canada Wensleydale Breed Coordinator, Cory Simpson, rossfork3@gmail.com
• USA/Canada Zwartbles Breed Coordinator, Cory Simpson, rossfork3@gmail.com

Tank #1 — 2021 timetable for ram selection, pre-screening, quarantine, semen collection, tank shipment:
• Feb/March pre-screening of rams for semen collection, including Codon (blood tested Scrapie Genotype ARR/ARR) if not already tested
• March, rams selection is finalized, #rams (head count) is determined via 100 straws/ram minimum, basis of 3-part payment
• see Heritage Sheep Reproduction LINKS for USDA/APHIS Health Protocol and National Scrapie Eradication Program
• 26 March 2021, rams entered 120-day quarantine facility, bloodwork including Brucellosis, Maedi-Visna (MV), Schmallenberg virus (SBV), Tuberculosis (TB)
• during these 4 months after the 1st payment by clients, #straws requested "CAN NOT" be reduced, but they "CAN" be increased up to the start of semen collection
• "mother nature" ultimately determines the maximum #straws per ram
• 30 June 2021 rams moved into UK/AI semen collection center to finish last 30 days of quarantine (to fullfill both USA & Canada Health Protocols)
• 2 August 2021 quarantine finished and actual ram semen collection starts [total # straws collected is based on combined orders for USA and Canada]
• ~ 3-4 Nov 2021 (7 rams) & ~ Jan 2022 (7 rams) tank arrival into USA. Check with OCFM for Canada arrival dates.

Tank #2 — [see Tank #1 details with these changes]:
• 6 July 2021 & 2 August 2021 rams enter 120-day quarantine, the #rams (head count) is determined via 100 straws/ram minimum
• during these 4 months, the #straws requested can not be reduced, but they can be increased up to the start of semen collection
• "mother nature" ultimately determines the maximum #straws per ram
• ~ Nov 2021 rams moved to semen collection center
• ~ Jan 2022 semen shipped to USA & Canada

Tank #3 — [see Tank #1 & #2 details with these changes]:
• mid October 2021 rams enter 120-day quarantine, the #rams (head count) is determined via 100 straws/ram minimum
• ~ May/June 2022 semen shipped to USA & Canada

30/30/40 Payment Schedule [with built-in client protection of any failure at key points of the process]:
• all payments by check only for a money wire to the UK/AI Center [no credit cards & no PayPal]
• orders are subject to USDA/APHIS and Canadian Health Protocol bloodwork and "mother nature" ram semen quality
• 30% payable when invoiced (before or after rams enter 120-day quarantine), this will be returnable "up to" the event of failure MINUS UK/AI Center costs for tests (includes vet fees, bloodwork, quarantine) + any additional Codon & DNA prorated/straw testing fees
• 30% payable before rams moved from quarantine to semen collection center, this will be returnable "up to" the event of failure MINUS UK/AI Center costs for tests (includes vet fees, bloodwork, quarantine)
• 40% payable at pre-shipping, this will be returnable "up to" the event of failure MINUS UK/AI Center costs
• UK/AI Center: Failure for us to provide the semen for any fertility/health reasons will not represent a breach of contract and all reasonable costs "up to" the point of the individual failure will be payable by you [the clients] as described already in the above.

UK to USA (in American dollar) purchases of frozen ram semen per straw from Heritage Sheep Reproduction, Waukon, Iowa:
• $95.00 per straw estimated cost delivered to USA (+ surcharge based on per straws purchased if any cost overrun)
To order semen please submit the INTEREST FORM below for Heritage Sheep Reproduction
• per straw cost includes payment to the ram owner, ram quarantine, veterinary fees, bloodwork [except Codon & DNA], tests, semen collection, tank(s), customs inspection, shipment(s), insurance
• per straw cost includes $5.00/straw to defray Heritage Sheep Reproduction import permit, e-commerce website and incredible amount of paperwork
• if Codon (blood tested Scrapie Genotype ARR/ARR) is not known, this is an additional expense for the USA breeder, pro-rated per straw purchased
• if DNA Profile is required by your USA breed association, i.e. Wensleydale and Kerry Hill, this is an additional expense for the USA breeder, pro-rated per straw purchased
• 1 straw per ewe needed for Laparoscopic Artificial Insemination
• 5 straws per client minimum order (can be from multiple rams and breeds)
• 100 straws per individual ram minimum, before entering UK ram semen quarantine and collection center (can be from multiple clients in both the USA and Canada)
• UK frozen ram semen can be purchased now, but sheep breeders must be enrolled in the USDA/APHIS National Scrapie Eradication Program before distribution and usage is allowed (see LINKS)
• as per USDA/APHIS, UK frozen ram semen imported into the USA can not be reshipped to Canada or any other country
• UK tank(s) shipped to Veterinary controlled location agreed upon by Heritage Sheep Reproduction and USA Sheep Breed Coordinators
• reshipment costs within the USA and/or long-term cryopreservation are the responsibility of the client(s)a

UK to Canada (in Canadian dollar) purchases of frozen ram semen per straw from OC Flock Management, Alberta, Canada
• All purchases for Canada will be managed directly by OC Flock Management in Alberta
• All purchases will be invoiced by and payments will be made to OC Flock in Canadian dollars
To order semen please submit an ORDER FORM for OC Flock Management https://keap.app/contact-us/7483913911489717
• $100.00 CANADIAN per straw + approximately $10.00-15.00 CANADIAN per straw to cover the cost of tanks, freight, insurance, import fees and inspection on arrival in Canada. GST is paid on entry at 5% of the declared value or approximately $5.00/straw. The exact value in $CAD is determined from the exchange rate on the GBP on the day of arrival in Canada
 per straw cost includes payment to the ram owner, ram quarantine, veterinary fees, bloodwork, tests, semen collection
 per straw cost includes $5.00 USD/straw to defray Heritage Sheep Reproduction for the e-commerce website and incredible amount of time and legwork to make this opportunity possible for the smaller Canadian industry
 exact amount of import costs and GST will be determined on a per straw basis after arrival in Canada 
• DNA Profile is required by CSBA/CLRC for ALL imported semen and will be included in the import costs, pro-rated per straw purchased per ram
• 1 straw per ewe needed for Laparoscopic Artificial Insemination
• 5 straws per client minimum order (can be from multiple rams and breeds)
• 100 straws per individual ram minimum, before entering UK ram semen quarantine and collection center (can be from multiple clients in both the USA and Canada)
• UK semen to Canada can be used in any flock with no restrictions
• as per CFIA, UK frozen ram semen imported into the Canada cannot be reshipped to the USA or any other country
• UK tank(s) will be shipped to OC Flock Management in Alberta
• reshipment costs within Canada and/or long-term storage with OC Flock are the responsibility of the client(s)
 
USDA/APHIS Regulations for Sheep and Goat Importations into the USA:
• live animals - ONLY from Australia, New Zealand
• frozen semen - ONLY from Australia, Canada, European Union & United Kingdom (UK), Iceland, Netherlands, New Zealand
• frozen embryos - ONLY from Australia, New Zealand