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A.I. Tech Fee

Postby Sioux_88 » Mon Mar 20, 2017 2:43 am

Looking to gather some information on the rates experienced and expected for the Tech Fee per head through the chute?


Thanks in advance.

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Re: A.I. Tech Fee

Postby MRRherefords » Mon Mar 20, 2017 5:19 am

Sioux_88 wrote:Looking to gather some information on the rates experienced and expected for the Tech Fee per head through the chute?


Thanks in advance.

Last year we used Genex and were charged $15 a head. This year we will be using Select Sires and this tech charges $12 a head.

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Re: A.I. Tech Fee

Postby bse » Mon Mar 20, 2017 6:11 am

Alot depends on number of head going through. Here in TN you would be out of business quick with those prices. 20 head or more + selling semen around 6 bucks.

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Re: A.I. Tech Fee

Postby Black and Good » Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:11 am

My guy charges $35 to show up and breed one this does not include the semen or anything else. Then $7 for every one after the first one. He is a private A.I. Tech. B&G
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Re: A.I. Tech Fee

Postby Bright Raven » Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:40 am

I don't see how they can make a living. Must be a hobby.

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Re: A.I. Tech Fee

Postby Lucky_P » Mon Mar 20, 2017 5:16 pm

Hmm. I was paying $10/hd back in the late 1980s.

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Re: A.I. Tech Fee

Postby Son of Butch » Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:28 pm

In 1967 it was $6 which included the semen and 3 free repeat services if needed.
Adjusted to 2017 = $45 but who A.I.s repeat breedings these days

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Re: A.I. Tech Fee

Postby bse » Tue Mar 21, 2017 4:29 am

Nobody is saying number of head, that makes a big difference! At 6 bucks a head and only making 5 dollars on semen thats $11 per head x 100 is $1100 for 3 hrs work pretty good hobby! Just 2 days a week like that I could make it.

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Re: A.I. Tech Fee

Postby Son of Butch » Tue Mar 21, 2017 5:38 am

I assume Sioux (a new poster Hello :welcome: ) is seeking info on what she can charge her neighbor.
Otherwise would have given more info, number of head to do at one time ect or prices already quoted to her locally.

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Re: A.I. Tech Fee

Postby Fire Sweep Ranch » Tue Mar 21, 2017 9:23 am

We had one cow none of us could stick, so I hired an independent who breeds a bunch for Genex. I provided EVERYTHING, glove, semen, rod... she charged me $75! ONE cow. She was there for less than 20 minutes, we had the cow in the chute and ready for her. I was shocked, I should have asked first. And the result? The cow did not stick.
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Re: A.I. Tech Fee

Postby Lucky_P » Tue Mar 21, 2017 11:08 am

I meant to specify, the $10/hd I was paying in 1989 was for insemination only. I had purchased the semen, and the tech had it stored in her tank.
A couple of years back, during a conversation with a local Angus breeder, he told me that when they were doing big synch and breeding setups, that they brought my old friend in to inseminate... probably a 100 mile drive, but if she's breeding a bunch of cows in one day, it's probably worth it - for both parties.

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Re: A.I. Tech Fee

Postby Dave » Tue Mar 21, 2017 11:30 am

The last 4 years I have paid $10 per head for the breeding only. I paid for the semen and any other cost. 60 head timed AI. The guy from Select Sires was prepping the straws. A local dairy tech did the actual insemination. They split the $600. The Select Sires took $200 and the tech took $400. Not bad for a little over 2 hours work.

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Re: A.I. Tech Fee

Postby kilroy60 » Mon Mar 27, 2017 4:37 am

My neighbor took AI training years ago and does all of his himself. Has offered his service to me when I am ready to start AI'ing my cattle. All I have to do is buy the semen.

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Re: A.I. Tech Fee

Postby TennesseeTuxedo » Mon Mar 27, 2017 2:45 pm

Fire Sweep Ranch wrote:We had one cow none of us could stick, so I hired an independent who breeds a bunch for Genex. I provided EVERYTHING, glove, semen, rod... she charged me $75! ONE cow. She was there for less than 20 minutes, we had the cow in the chute and ready for her. I was shocked, I should have asked first. And the result? The cow did not stick.
Now I know why we breed our own....


I pay $75 or more to get any kind of professional to drive out to our place. Travel time isn't cheap.
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Re: A.I. Tech Fee

Postby Dave » Mon Mar 27, 2017 4:55 pm

Son in law was quoted $400 each to breed his two milk cows. He lives in a ranch community and it is about an hour from the Yakima Valley where there is a concentration of mega dairies. I understand travel time but that is more than enough. He figures for $800 he can afford to keep a bull to breed his two cows.


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