Artificial Insemination (AI) is used in goats to allow use of superior genetics without the need to buy an expensive billy or take the disease risk of introducing one into a closed herd. It also allows multiple nannys to be mated to the same billy at the same time, condensing the kidding period.
We can use either fresh semen collected on the day from a billy or frozen semen purchased from anywhere in the world and shipped to us.
The procedure is done laparoscopically (also known as keyhole surgery) under sedation – usually at our surgery at Barnard Castle.
Please speak to one of the vets if you would like more information.