The Tank will be stored at Rawlings Dexter Stud and members are able to store semen in it. Those using the Tank will be charged a pro-rata bi-monthly figure for the liquid nitrogen required to fill it up. This should cost around $10 per pot, every two months (providing all the pots are in use) and the Tank has six pots so if you share a pot with someone the cost will be even less. So you can see we will be able to save members a huge amount of money in semen storage.
It also gives our membership the opportunity to source new genetics with semen from the AI list or buying semen shares in private bulls. This will greatly increase the genetic material available in Tasmania for Dexter members, and hopefully provide access to some great breed improvement.
Many thanks go to Andrea O'Grady who managed to find us a Tank at an excellent price.
The Tank will arrive next week, so if you wish to organise any semen please contact Marg Rawlings 03 6429 1287 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to get details on how to have your straws sent to Tasmania and to ensure there is space in the Tank.