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N Semen Tank Service Cost ?

Post by Stocker Steve » Wed Nov 27, 2019 5:52 pm

Just got a 2020 update that the annual tank refill service will now be $400. Any suggestions other than using someone else's tank?


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Re: N Semen Tank Service Cost ?

Post by Bright Raven » Wed Nov 27, 2019 6:00 pm

Stocker Steve wrote:
Wed Nov 27, 2019 5:52 pm
Just got a 2020 update that the annual tank refill service will now be $400. Any suggestions other than using someone else's tank?
That is outrageous. I get mine serviced 4 times a year at $30 a service or $120.00 per year. Wow!
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Re: N Semen Tank Service Cost ?

Post by cbcr » Wed Nov 27, 2019 6:41 pm

That is ridiculous. I take mine to either Genex is Strafford, Mo or go to a welding supply place that has LN. Cost me $36 and I fill it twice a year.

If you have a welding supply place not too far away, check with them.

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Re: N Semen Tank Service Cost ?

Post by LJCB » Wed Nov 27, 2019 7:13 pm

Get my tank filled every 120 days for $45

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Re: N Semen Tank Service Cost ?

Post by Redgully » Wed Nov 27, 2019 7:21 pm

Do mine every sixty days at $40. Works out around $250 a year. I could halve that if i took my tank to be filled and not pay delivery.

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Re: N Semen Tank Service Cost ?

Post by Aaron » Wed Nov 27, 2019 7:29 pm

Stocker Steve wrote:
Wed Nov 27, 2019 5:52 pm
Just got a 2020 update that the annual tank refill service will now be $400. Any suggestions other than using someone else's tank?
Don't use someone else's tank. Neighbor used ours and lost everything when tank was missed on fill schedule. If it isn't worth the money, you should ask yourself if it is worth it at all.
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Re: N Semen Tank Service Cost ?

Post by Stocker Steve » Thu Nov 28, 2019 8:31 am

Genex jumped their N service prices up two years ago. Now Select Sires is doing the same thing. I know they have both had alot of financial issues due to the small dairy downturn, dumb moves on sexed semen, and the new mega dairies doing their own thing. Both were running operating losses and doing mergers. The good old boys running Midwest coops are in way over their heads dealing with international competition and sorting technology investments.

I have thought about exiting AI. Would just need to sell some semen... Maybe $3000 retail. What is the going price on used semen?
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Re: N Semen Tank Service Cost ?

Post by Bright Raven » Thu Nov 28, 2019 9:19 am

Stocker Steve wrote:
Thu Nov 28, 2019 8:31 am
Genex jumped their N service prices up two years ago. Now Select Sires is doing the same thing. I know they have both had alot of financial issues due to the small dairy downturn, dumb moves on sexed semen, and the new mega dairies doing their own thing. Both were running operating losses and doing mergers. The good old boys running Midwest coops are in way over their heads dealing with international competition and sorting technology investments.

I have thought about exiting AI. Would just need to sell some semen... Maybe $3000 retail. What is the going price on used semen?
I see a lot of semen consigned to sales. If it is rare, it can be very expensive.
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Re: N Semen Tank Service Cost ?

Post by Stocker Steve » Thu Nov 28, 2019 10:47 am

Like alot of guys I have a surplus of not rare semen. What does that resell for per unit?
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Re: N Semen Tank Service Cost ?

Post by Bright Raven » Thu Nov 28, 2019 10:50 am

Stocker Steve wrote:
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Like alot of guys I have a surplus of not rare semen. What does that resell for per unit?
It ain't worth much. Remember, lots of folks shy away from semen that has been "handled" because of the fear of it being viable. If it is not rare, it could be worthless.
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Re: N Semen Tank Service Cost ?

Post by slick4591 » Thu Nov 28, 2019 11:00 am

Stocker Steve wrote:
Thu Nov 28, 2019 10:47 am
Like alot of guys I have a surplus of not rare semen. What does that resell for per unit?
The only cross cow I own was bred to Special Focus. My breeder charged me $10 for the straw.
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Re: N Semen Tank Service Cost ?

Post by Hardnosecattleco » Fri Nov 29, 2019 7:52 am

Stocker Steve wrote:
Wed Nov 27, 2019 5:52 pm
Just got a 2020 update that the annual tank refill service will now be $400. Any suggestions other than using someone else's tank?
Buy a tank with longer holding compacity? I struck a deal with my breeder when I bought my tank he keeps it at his place and gets filled for free otherwise I do believe was gonna be 120 a year to have filled

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Re: N Semen Tank Service Cost ?

Post by Chocolate Cow2 » Fri Nov 29, 2019 4:05 pm

I threw away or gave away my straws of semen and for several years I used my N tank for freeze branding. At that time, it cost less than dry ice. But now it's way expensive and I've gone back to dry ice. Local welding place charged close to $80 to fill my tank 2 years ago. I haven't been back. My N tank wasn't big. The dry ice makes nicer brands.

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Re: N Semen Tank Service Cost ?

Post by T & B farms » Sun Dec 01, 2019 12:06 pm

My guy charges 35$ every 3 months. He comes to the house to do it on a schedule. I think that’s very reasonable. My tank is rated for 6 months, but the piece of mind is worth it

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Re: N Semen Tank Service Cost ?

Post by Dale L » Thu Dec 05, 2019 4:21 am

Wow! Coba is charging me $60 per fill up and I have to meet them. Supposed to be every 12 weeks but the timing is very inconsistent. It can vary by 3 weeks either way. Which is fine for my holding time but, why should I pay $60 after just 9 weeks since the last one? Going to have to look for other options.

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