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Stud terms
and contidions


All breeders inseminating their mares with semen from the stallions at Gestüt Schafhof’s EU-approved semen storage and collection centre (D-KBP-162-EWG) accept the following terms and conditions as applicable to all existing and future business relationships.

The breeding season starts on 1 January 2020 and ends on 31 July 2020. 

Semen shipping
Statutory provisions in Germany stipulate that semen may only be shipped to breeders (livestock owners) for the purpose of inseminating own mares or to other insemination stations. Shipping semen to the address of a veterinarian named by the breeder is also possible. However, in that case the semen may only be used to inseminate mares owned by the breeder.

The following data is needed for semen orders:

-       stallion’s name
-       breeder’s name and complete address
-       exact shipping address (if deviant from breeder’s address)
-       mare's details (name, UELN code, copy of breeding certificate - the supplied semen may only be used to inseminate the mare specified in the order) 
-       membership number of the breeding association where the stallion breeding report is to be sent
-       name of veterinarian/insemination attendant/semen user

Orders are accepted by telephone, fax, mail or using the online semen order form (www.gestuet-schafhof.com) until 10 am.

We deliver a maximum of three portions of semen during each oestrus cycle. (Additional portions may be provided by agreement with the stud).

Please send us your breeder’s certificates after the first semen order at the latest. They will only be filled in and forwarded to the breeder and the breeding association after payment of the stud fee.

Stud fee calculation
The total stud fee for stallions that are available for fresh semen insemination (except Foundation and Totilas) is split. A € 300 service fee is invoiced at the time of the first order and the balance is payable when the mare is confirmed to be in foal. A final invoice for the stud fee will be automatically generated and dispatched after six weeks without new order. If the mare does not conceive and the owner does not require service by the same or an alternative stallion at the stud, the breeder is required to inform the stallion owner to prevent invoicing misunderstandings. 

Semen shipping costs shall be borne by the breeder. The semen shipping fee is € 30 on workdays and € 90 on Saturdays. There is no shipping on Sundays and public holidays. However, semen can be collected from the stud by prior arrangement. A same-day express delivery service is possible by rail courier for orders received by 9 am at the latest. Express orders are invoiced on a distance-billing basis (per km).

Additional costs of € 30 per shipment will be incurred for the necessary health certificates when semen is shipped to other countries.

If a stallion becomes unavailable at short notice for any particular reason (competition, illness etc.) during the breeding season we will offer frozen semen as an alternative, provided that we have it in stock. In this case the considerably higher costs for shipping etc. are paid by the breeder. The breeder can also request another stallion. If this results in a higher stud fee the difference is paid by the breeder. If the stud fee is lower a credit note will be issued in the amount of the difference for redemption against next year’s stud fees. No financial compensation will be paid in the event of the stallion’s death, illness or infertility. However, a credit note will be issued in the amount of the stud fee which can be used for a different stallion at the stud.

Mares/discount system
From 1 April 2020 onwards (and possibly earlier by prior arrangement) we provide an artificial insemination livery service for visiting mares . All visiting mares must be vaccinated against influenza, tetanus and herpes. 

Please remember that a swab sample (not older than six weeks) is required for all mares before the first insemination, except for three-year-old maiden mares and mares with foal at foot.

50% of the stud fee will be credited to breeder’s account for the following year in respect of mares that do not conceive or lose the embryo and are not included in the stud fee splitting system. This is subject to a veterinary certificate being provided by 1 December confirming that the mare is not in foal.

Breeders who have more than one mare serviced by one or more of our stallions receive a discount of € 100 for the second mare and € 150 for the third and all further mares. However, they are not entitled to payment of the discounts.

Mares inseminated for the first time after 1 July of the respective year that do not conceive shall be fully exempted from the stud fee for a stallion in the same price category in the following year (this is also subject to the provision of a veterinary certificate confirming that the mare is not in foal by 1 December).

Embryo transfer (ET)
Breeders are requested to inform us before the first insemination of whether they intend to perform an ET. The ET procedure has to be documented by the veterinarian and a copy has to be forwarded to us without delay. A veterinary certificate confirming that the donor mare is not in foal must be provided after each successful ET. An additional stud fee will be charged if the donor mare is inseminated again after ET. The terms and conditions applying to mares that fail to conceive also apply if the donor or recipient mare fails to conceive, loses the embryo or suffers a stillbirth.

Frozen semen
Frozen semen is purchased and paid for on a per-portion basis. Our partner stud Paul Schockemöhle (Mühlen) handles semen orders for Foundation and Totilas. Orders for frozen semen from all other stallions are handled by us. Frozen semen is associated with higher shipping costs etc. than fresh semen. 

These Terms and Conditions apply exclusively to breeders. The contract partner is Gestüt Schafhof. Contracts for semen orders are governed by German law. The exclusive legal venue is Königstein i. Ts. , Germany.

Our bank details are as follows:
Bankhaus Lampe
IBAN: DE54 4802 0151 0060 4194 19 · BIC: LAMPDEDDXXX

Please always state the breeder’s name, invoice number and stallion name when you make a bank transfer!

Thank you for choosing Gestüt Schafhof! 

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