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UK Frozen Ram Semen Importation — updated 24 June 2022

You can still place your straw orders NOW for Tank #s 1, 2, 3, 4 . . . Scroll to the very bottom of this page for the Interest Form/Order & remember to hit SUBMIT

Heritage Sheep Reproduction has ~100 UK rams in various stages of the Frozen Ram Semen Importation process. Due to working with RARE Sheep Breeds, the UK rams are being "shared" for [UK to USA] & [UK to Canada]:
   a. sourcing and blood testing multiple rams within a breed [months in advance] for Codon Scrapie Genotype ARR/ARR [highest resistance, required via USDA/APHIS] . . . Tank #4 rams in this stage
   b. bloodwork to enter quarantine, also continues throughout 2 quarantines
   c. 120-day quarantine . . . Tank #3 rams in this stage for Fall 2022 importation in USA & Canada
   d. ram enter UK/AI Collection Barn for training & semen collection, once straw counts available, ram selections can be made [suggest Genetic Diversity when more than 1 ram/breed]
   e. 30-day post semen collection quarantine
   f. final bloodwork before importation
   g. USDA/APHIS or Canadian Import Permit, UK Government Sign-Off, Flights UK to USA or UK to Canada, USDA/APHIS or Canadian Inspection, [NO re-shipping allowed to another country once imported]
   h. transport UK to Great Lakes Sire Service, Michigan [USA] or UK to OC Flock Management [Canada], for storage and re-shipping within country for clients
   i. Straws available for Laparoscopic Artificial Insemination [LAI] of ewes . . .
Tank #1 [7 rams] imported Nov 2021 to both USA & Canada
Tank #2 [9 rams] imported June 2022 to USA
 
Sheep breeders in USA/Canada . . . minimum order = 5 straws/client, $95/straw & 30/30/40 payment plan from ram(s) and select from 30+ United Kingdom breeds. Shop UK Frozen Ram Semen to see individual ram (pictures, pedigrees, data, owners) to add Genetic Diversity into your flock. Plus see below Tank #s 1-4 for number of rams/breeds in various stages of quarantine, blood work, semen collection and/or importation to USA/Canada. All Heritage Sheep Reproduction rams are required to be Codon Scrapie Genotype [ARR/ARR, highest resistance level] and follow Health Protocols for USA, Canada and European Union.
Tank #1 = straws imported Nov 2021 = 2 Bluefaced Leicester, 1 Clun Forest, 1 Kerry Hill, 1 Teeswater, 2 Wensleydale (white)
Tank #2 = collection finished, straws imported Spring 2022 = 3 Herdwick, 3 Shetland, 2 Wensleydale (black), 1 Zwartbles
Tank #3a = started 120-day quarantine 11 March 2022, straws imported Fall 2022 = 1 Herdwick, 4 Kerry Hill, 4 Teeswater
Tank #3b = started 120-day quarantine 1-7 April 2022, straws imported Fall 2022 = 1 Dutch Spotted, 1 Ile De France, 2 Kerry Hill, 8 North Country Cheviot [Park type], 3 Shetland, 2 South Country Cheviot [Polled], 3 Zwartbles
Tank #3c = [to be determined] ARR/ARR bloodwork all passed, started 120-day quarantine April 2022, straws imported Fall 2022 = Bleu Du Maine, Charollais, Derbyshire Gritstone, Durno, Fronteira, Suffolk
Tank #4 = working on in 2022 = Clun Forest, Cotswold, Oxford Down, Shropshire, Southdown, Ryeland

NEW NEWS:
21 June 2022 [Tank #2] IMPORTED — Absolutely "delighted" to report Liquid Nitrogen tank cleared USDA/APHIS Customs Inspection and UK frozen ram semen from = 9 rams arrived at Great Lakes Sire Service, Bronson, Michigan for semen storage and/or reshipping in USA
12 May 2022 [Tank #3b] — 2 Zwartbles rams from Colin Rae, Wallacetown Zwartbles, Dumfries, Scotland, UK, posted to "Shop"
12 May 2022 [Tank #3b] — 3 Zwartbles rams from Stuart Craig, Craigies Zwartbles, Kelso, Roxburghshire, Scotland, UK, posted to "Shop"
7 April 2022 started quarantine [Tank #3b] — 2 South Country Cheviot rams from Morag & Blair Cockburn, Stirkfield Farm, Scotland, posted to "Shop"
6 April 2022 started quarantine [Tank #3b] — 3 Shetland rams (Black gulmoget krunet, Fawn blettet sweep, Black blettet sweep) from Jenny Holden-Wilde, Smali Shetland Sheep, England, UK, posted to "Shop"
1 April 2022 started quarantine [Tank #3b] — 1 Dutch Spotted ram & 1 Ile De France ram from Edward Adamson, Northern Ireland, posted to "Shop"
1 April 2022 started quarantine [Tank #3b] — 2 Kerry Hill rams from Chris Adamson, Whitfield Kerry Hills, Lancashire, England, UK, posted to "Shop"
1 April 2022 started quarantine [Tank #3b] 4 North Country Cheviot [Park type] rams from Roderick Runciman, Allanshaws Farm, Scottish Borders, posted to "Shop"
1 April 2022 started quarantine [Tank #3b] — 4 North Country Cheviot [Park type] rams from Andrew Polson, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, Polson Smerlie North Country Cheviots, posted to "Shop"
11 March 2022 started quarantine [Tank #3a] — 4 Teeswater rams from William Carson, Downkillybegs Dorsets [& Teeswater], Northern Ireland, posted to "Shop"
11 March 2022 started quarantine [Tank #3a] — 2 Kerry Hill rams from Jim Rowe, Downwood Flock of Kerry Hill Sheep, Herefordshire, England, posted to "Shop"
11 March 2022 started quarantine [Tank #3a] — 2 Kerry Hill rams [Marlbrook & Nidderdale Jim] from Andrew Fisher, North Yorkshire, England, posted to "Shop"
11 March 2022 started quarantine [Tank #3a] — 1 Herdwick ram [#5125] from James Rebanks, Lake District . . . PLUS 3 Rebank's rams [#'s 5192, 5481, 5498] with 100+ straws/ram ready for importation in Spring 2022, all posted to "Shop"
March 2022 [Tank #2a] — 2 Shetland rams from Michelle Thomas, Castell Shetland Sheep, Wales, UK, straws ready for importation in Spring 2022
March 2022 [Tank #2a] — 1 Shetland ram from Viv Girardot, Downacres Farm, Devon, England, straws ready for importation in Spring 2022
31 Dec 2021 — Happy New Year! Looking forward to pictures of your "UK Baby Brit Lambs" in 2022 from Tank #1 Frozen Ram Semen importations
10 Nov 2021 [Tank #1] IMPORTED — Beyond "thrilled" to report Liquid Nitrogen tank cleared USDA/APHIS Customs Inspection and UK frozen ram semen from = 7 rams arrived at Great Lakes Sire Service, Bronson, Michigan for semen storage and/or reshipping in USA
15 Oct 2021 [Tank #3] — UK/AI Centre changed Tank #3 quarantine entry date from October 2021 to March 2022. Due to concern that during the 120-day required USDA/APHIS quarantine, the rams could start going out of season before semen collection was finished.
15 Sept 2021 [Tank #3] — North American Shetland Sheepbreeders Association (NASSA) 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.

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 / ORDER FORM at the bottom of this page (include your address & add UK to CANADA), PLUS also click and fill out ORDER FORM 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:
• 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] Co-Coordinator, Martin Macqueen, macqueen@tds.net
• USA/Canada North Country Cheviot [Park type] Co-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

Ram & Tanks Timetables — ram selection, pre-screening, quarantine, semen collection, post collection quarantine, tank shipment:
• pre-screening of rams for semen collection, including Codon (blood tested Scrapie Genotype ARR/ARR) if not already tested
• 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. Rams full-fill Health Protocols for USA, Canada and European Union (EU).
• rams enter 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
• quarantine finished and actual ram semen collection starts [total # straws collected is based on combined orders for USA and Canada]
• 30-day post-collection quarantine and final bloodwork

• tank shipped to USA, check with OCFM for Canada arrival dates

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., Kerry Hill, Herdwick, Wensleydale, 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