Ok, so I don't think this will be too innapropriate, but correct me if I'm wrong. So after carefully considering costs in transportation, I've decided that buying some semen straws might not be a bad idea.. But I know nothing about handling/purchasing/storing semen! So my questions are: 1. How is semen stored? When you get it, does it need to be frozen, heated or what? 2. If you purchase several semen straw amounts, from out of state or further, how would it be shipped to you? A cooler? heated? 3. Is there any way, that I should be aware of, that could destroy the cells in the semen? Such as inserting it or storage? I know certain ways of drawing blood can ruin blood cells, but I really know nothing about semen. 4. How would you insert it? An AP? Is there such thing as an AP? Any special technique? What are the drawbacks of Artifical Insemenation? As of now I'm not focusing on collecting, just purchasing some from a nice buck to breed my girls. Also.. If you were curious as to whom I'm considering purchasing semen from: http://www.blissberry.com/ Thinking 5 straws from either *B Kastdemur's Almost Famous, or 5 straws from GCH +*B Lakeshore Farms Final Request. Their info can be found under herdsires, and prices of semen can be found under 'Semen For Sale' Good thing is, they're only about 45 minutes away from us, and we go into Alexandria atleast once if not more, times a month.