Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Some thoughts for you to ponder as we head to a new season of breeding.

Broere JAZZ will be with us again - semen in stock now
OK!!! I have had a wonderful sabbatical the last few months, and am feeling renewed and refreshed. 

I have some nice surprises coming in the Frozen Semen Program. 

We are adding a SALES page for all of the offspring of the stallions that I represent through my frozen semen program.  I believe it will prove to be a valuable tool for breeders, as I have so many serious warmblood breeders and trainers in my customer base. 

I still welcome your requests for breeding advice. With 40 years of experience in producing some pretty high quality dressage horses, I feel that I can give some good insight into pedigree analysis, conformation and choosing some options in stallions for breeding. 

Last, but not least, to answer the question I have been receiving daily lately ----- YES, I am adding some interesting new stallions for the season. Look for our new upcoming ad in Warmbloods Today, and the Stallion Directory .... and stay tuned to Judy's News! And we will continue to stock our favorite jumper sires, like KANNAN
KANNAN, currently  #1 jumper sire

I continue to stress the importance of using seasoned, proven breeding stallions in your fledgling programs. Stick with what is tried and true, and do not fall into the current thinking of "Flavor of the month" young stallions. Look to their sires, dams, dam's sires, etc. Those are the generations that are producing these fancy modern types. But these fancy modern types have not aged to the point of proving their value to consistently produce good riding horses. Please keep in mind that we should be striving to produce very rideable horses for our U.S. base of riders and trainers. You might notice that every now and then I have chosen a young stallion that I really believed in to introduce to the breeders here, i.e.: Quaterback, Ampere, Floriscount, and last year, Finest and Fiderbach. They ALL had something extra ordinary... not just their movement, but their depth of pedigree and correctness. Happily they are NOW beginning to prove their worth as breeding stallions, producing a consistent type, with the older ones already showing quality youngsters under saddle. And THIS year I am adding TOTO JR and APACHE

Anyway, stay tuned for my 30th(!!) season of providing frozen semen options to the breeders in the U.S.   Like my favorite stallions, My programs are..... "TESTED, TRIED and TRUE"

Monday, December 15, 2014

Prices are starting to settle, will be updating all soon...

Prices are clear for stallions that are in the first shipment coming out of Holland - some very good prices, due in part to the weaker Euro/stronger dollar status at the moment. Take advantage now! And prices for other additions are now firming up.

GLOCK'S TOTO JR. $850/dose

GLOCK'S ZONIK  $775/dose

VIVALDI $1225/ dose 

BROERE JAZZ  $995/dose
BALOU STAR $1000/dose
BELANTIS  $985/dose
BORSALINO $950/dose
ESTEBAN xx  $1250/dose (only a few doses left in world now, here with me)
HOFRAT (new freeze, new owner) $925/dose
NAMELUS  $950/dose
ODERMUS  $650/dose
ROYALDIK   $725/dose

** The semen has safely arrived from Holland and we have already done our own testing. The VIVALDI doses are all from Fall of 2012, and show a 55% Progressive Post Thaw Motility. Calculating the number of cells for a good insemination dose, I will send the appropriate amount of straws for each of the collection dates. 
The TOTO JR semen looks VERY good. With 50% PPTM and 422 x 10 6 sperm/ml on the sample we thawed, we should have good fertility rates.