**Arrangements for the use of fresh semen for AI must be made 90 days in advance
**Many factors affect the success of semen collection & freezing. Results cannot be guaranteed
***Pre-entry & specific export requirements are subject to frequent change
Please contact our office or your district CFIA office for the most up-to-date information
Quarantine/Testing Requirements for all semen collection

On Farm Testing
All rams/bucks must be negative from a CFIA Lab for the following diseases within 60 days of entering the collection facility
  • Flock Inspection and testing must be done by a CFIA or Accredited Veterinarian
  • Brucellosis
  • OPP (Maedi-Visna) or CAE
  • Johne's Disease (Paratuberculosis)
  • Leptospirosis
  • Blue Tongue
  • Border disease (BVDV)
  • A completed HA 1634 Semen Entry Certificate must accompany the animals to the center.

Isolation Testing

Rams/bucks must remain in isolation and have the above blood tests repeated at 30 days, along with intradermal TB testing. Semen collection can begin after all 30 day tests are negative. Some countries have specific testing requirements for export and require a longer quarantine period.

Please read the OC FLOCK Semen Collection 2016 document carefully. New regulations have changed the way in which we must manage entry into our facility so early planning and reservation of space is important to insure optimal collection of your animals.  Please contact OC Flock Management for more information on collection of your rams or bucks

Semen For Domestic Use/Sale

Owner Use Only

This semen can be collected and frozen outside of an approved center and without any testing requirements; HOWEVER, the semen can only be used by the owner of the ram/buck on females owned by the same person.

Please contact us if you are considering this option.


Fresh Semen

Fresh semen can be used for a number of reasons, but the most common is for insemination of embryo donors
Many of the embryo certificates do not allow the use of natural breeding for embryo production.

Fresh semen must meet all of the same requirements of quarantine and testing as frozen semen and can used by the sire owner or sold to other users in Canada.

Frozen Semen

ALL semen collected at our facility is eligible for use and or sale within Canada.

Semen that is removed from an approved center can still be sold within Canada but is no longer eligible for export.

Semen for Export

Testing and quarantine requirements during the collection period vary significantly with the country of destination.

Currently, the basic CFIA protocol for entry and isolation testing meets the export criteria for the United States and Mexico, as well as a number of other certificates.

Other markets have additional testing requirements, including other diseases, ongoing testing during collection and post collection testing. They may also have additional flock of origin requirements that the donors must meet.

As a service to our clients, OC Flock Management attempts to qualify the donors and semen to as many potential markets as possible during the collection period, but we can only work with certificates that are in place at the time of collection.