List of Australian Sheep Artificial Breeding Companies
Updated: Aug 5, 2020
We're very lucky in Australia to be well serviced by numerous companies who provide artificial breeding services (artificial insemination (AI), multiple ovulation and embryo transfer (MOET), semen freezing etc) to the sheep industry.
Many of these companies and their owners have been in business since the early days of sheep AI, although recent years have seen a few business name changes and movement of principals between companies. In the absence of an industry representative body for the sheep artificial breeding industry I thought it might be beneficial to have an up-to-date list of all the companies who offer these services in sheep (and goats). This list is not so much for producers (who are already well aware of their artificial breeding options!), but more so for others in the industry who may need to reach out to the artificial breeding community as well as students who may be looking for contacts to obtain professional experience in this area.
All of the current Sheep Artificial Breeding companies have been entered into a google map which is embedded below. As you will see these are arranged by state according to their office location, but please be aware that many service clients outside of their home state. For example, there are several NSW companies who service clients in Victoria.
If you're considering the use of artificial breeding in your flock, I encourage you to reach out to the companies listed below to discuss your options.
A few disclaimers:
Details listed in the map are only those which were already publicly available. As such, some companies will not have full contact details associated with their listing. I'll add these manually should the relevant company ask me to do so
To the best of my knowledge this is a full list of all companies who currently offer laparoscopic artificial insemination of sheep, with most also offering MOET. However, it is possible I've left someone out so if that's the case please get in touch and I can add your company to the map.
For clarity I should state openly that I have compiled this list without fear or favour. In other words, inclusion on the list is not an endorsement by me of each company's services, simply an acknowledgement of the existence of the company and the services they offer.