Collections from 2006. World Champion Moby de Legeane, Multi European Champion Obelix du Domaine de Peyrehaut.
To say these acquisitions are complicated, have taken years of negotiations to put together and span multiple continents would be the brief summary. Once again, we have been entrusted with “secret holdbacks” – semen that no one knew was even out there much less available, at any price other than the honor system, trust, “high beams” on us be people we had no idea were watching, and earning their respect.
The frozen semen rolls in a vat of liquid nitrogen at a cool temp of -340 degrees F. Very tight customs and controls it can only be shipped from licensed hand to licensed hand.
It literally takes a hired “army” of trained shippers, customs agents, scientists, veterinarians and techs around the globe to get this in our storage facility and program when it’s “go time.” Then executed Special Op style – we only have so much time. If the collection thaws on the tarmac waiting for a plane on a connecting flight, it is ruined. If the collection gets hung up in customs, it is ruined. If it isn’t processed fast enough upon arrival, it is ruined.
Incredibly fragile and delicate, the semen is stored and shipped in tiny straws. Much like the size of coffee stirrers. A few photos of the process, enjoy!