Stud Terms & Conditions
All breeders inseminating their mares with semen from the stallions at Paul Schockemöhle’s EU-approved semen collection centre (D-KBP-087-EWG) accept the following terms and conditions as applicable to all existing and future business relationships.
The breeding season commences on January, 1st 2017 and ends on July, 31st 2017.
Please place your order by telephone (0049(0)5492960-100), fax or using the semen order form on the internet (www.schockemoehle.com) by 10 a.m. at the latest!
The following information should be provided in conjunction with semen orders:
- Stallion's name
- Name and full address of the mare's owner
- Exact shipping address, if different from the mare owner's address
- Mare's details (name, UELN, copy of breeding)
(the semen which is supplied may only be used to inseminate the mare specified in the order)
- Details of the inseminating veterinarian
- Breeding association membership number so that we can register the mare's insemination (Breeder’s certificates must be sent at the beginning of the breeding season)
Stallions, and particularly young stallions who are in their first covering year, will only be registered in the first-class stallion book after completing and passing their stallion performance test. Only then is the full registration of the foal possible. If the stallion cannot be registered in the first-class stallion book, the breeding associations will only issue birth certificates.
Semen can be sent every day, except on Sundays and bank holidays (restricted to regional sending). However, you can collect the semen every day. For the most popular stallions, the stallion station reserves the right to limit the delivery of semen per heat/mare and to give priority to using the semen for inseminating the mares at the service station in Mühlen.
In Germany, we send fresh semen, as a matter of priority. However, if a stallion becomes unavailable at short notice during the breeding season for any particular reason (competition, sickness etc.), we will offer you frozen semen, if possible, or an alternative stallion of your choice. In this case, you will only be required to pay the stud fee of the last stallion used.
A liability for transport damages is excluded. Complaints must be reported the next day, otherwise, the transport will be invoiced.
If you choose embryo transfer, this must be declared before the first order. Please remember that embryo transfers are subject to payment of the stud fee in respect of every flushed-out embryo. A discount will be granted if several embryos are flushed out.
The embryo flushing must obligatorily be documented. The presentation of the flushing log (list of all flushings, even when no embryo is collected, and the details of the receiving mares) must be sent to us before the 1.10.
The stud fee is due prior to the first insemination. The semen shipping costs shall be borne by the breeder and may be requested in advance.
The breeder's certificate will not be issued or forwarded to the association until payment of the stud fee has been effected.
Credit balance rules
If the mare does not conceive or resorbs, we will invoice half of the stud fee in the following year (except for stallions that are exclusively available for frozen semen, such as Big Star, Kannan etc.), subject to veterinarian confirmation of the mare not being in foal being provided by 1st December. Without this confirmation, we are not able to issue a credit note. Mares which are inseminated for the first time after 1 July and do not conceive will be fully exempted from the stud fee in the following year. Please remember that veterinary confirmation of the mare not being in foal must also be provided in this case by 1 December.
The credit balance is bound to the person and to the stallion. Changes are only possible after prior agreement. Stud fees are non-reimbursable.
Agreed stud fee discounts, credit notes from the previous year and vouchers cannot be combined.
Livery at the stallion station
Mares will be stabled in Mühlen at the risk and expense of the owner. Our daily livery charge is €10.00 for mares and €12.00 for mares and foals. If a shavings stable is required, we invoice €15.00 per day.
Artificial insemination and veterinary treatments (cervical swabs, gynecological examinations etc.) will be performed by the stud veterinarian and will be invoiced separately.
Mares will only be inseminated after a follicle check by the stud veterinarian. Please remember that all mares must have a cervical swab in advance, except for 3-year-old maiden mares and fillies.
Frozen semen will be invoiced per mare and includes up to two insemination doses. After this, another stud fee is due. The purchase of individual doses is not possible. One insemination dose will be delivered per heat. Before the frozen semen is sent, a user agreement for the frozen semen must be sent to us by fax or email, otherwise the shipment cannot take place.
The frozen semen remains the property of the Paul Schockemöhle stallion station (Paul Schockemöhle Hengsthaltung GmbH). In case of non-use, the semen must be sent back. The semen must not be passed on to third parties or be used on other mares. If the mare owner carries out an unauthorized use of the frozen semen, a fine of €2500.00 will be imposed without exception, in addition to all outstanding receivables.
The delivered containers, which are the property of the Paul Schockemöhle stallion station (Deckstation Paul Schockemöhle Hengsthaltung GmbH), must be sent back to the station within seven calendar days. Otherwise, from the eighth calendar day, a fee of €25.00 per day will be invoiced.
The non-return or loss of the container will be charged at the full rate.
If the private container of the breeder is used, the Schockemöhle station assumes no liability.
The proof of use documents included with delivery, filled in and signed by the veterinarian/insemination technician, as well as the empty straws, have to be sent back to us immediately (by the 01.10 at the latest).
The frozen semen may only be used for conventional artificial insemination or for embryo-transfer. The use of the semen for ICSI or other advanced breeding techniques is only permitted after prior agreement.