So disappointed :(

Discussion in 'Goat Frenzy' started by keren, Feb 3, 2012.

  1. keren

    keren owned by goats

    Oct 26, 2008
    Australia
    Have heard through the grapevine (though not yet confirmed) that the company that was importing american dairy goat semen into australia has abandoned the project ...

    I am just gutted ... I was planning big things with that semen.

    No nigerian dwarfs this year :(
     
  2. HoosierShadow

    HoosierShadow Senior Member

    Apr 19, 2010
    Central Kentucky

  3. milkmaid

    milkmaid I'm not addicted - I'm in love!

    Oh no! Do you have any Nigerians over there?
     
  4. Di

    Di Crazy Goat Lady

    Jan 29, 2008
    central PA
    Oh no! What happened?
     
  5. RMADairyGoats

    RMADairyGoats New Member

    Jun 19, 2011
    Colorado
    Oh no! I'm very sorry :( :hug:
     
  6. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    How sad...I am so sorry.... :(
     
  7. Amos

    Amos New Member

    Oct 2, 2008
    Minnesota
    I'm sorry Keren. I heard about the initial plans but hadn't realized it wasn't going to work.. =(
     
  8. keren

    keren owned by goats

    Oct 26, 2008
    Australia
    thanks guys ... a breeder reasonably close to me was betting big on the pygmy semen as well ... she would have promoted the pygmy side of mini goats and I would have been doing the nigerians ... so we are both very disappointed. Not to mention the hopes I had for improving my nubians udders.

    back to the drawing board I guess!

    milkmaid no there arent any nigerians (or pygmies) in australia
     
  9. milkmaid

    milkmaid I'm not addicted - I'm in love!

    Oh. :( Isn't there any way you could have it shipped yourself?
     
  10. keren

    keren owned by goats

    Oct 26, 2008
    Australia
  11. KW Farms

    KW Farms Moderator Supporting Member

    Jun 21, 2008
    Wapato, WA
    :hug: I'm sorry Keren. I know you've been looking forward to this! :(
     
  12. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
  13. Oat Bucket Farm

    Oat Bucket Farm New Member

    250
    Dec 13, 2009
    That would be disappointing. I'm sorry. Any idea when they might pick up the project again? Maybe if enough people write the company and tell them how much they were looking forward to it, they will decide to revisit the project.
     
  14. Jessica84

    Jessica84 Well-Known Member

    Oct 27, 2011
    California
    What is the reasoning not to? I dont see what would hurt to do this... Im so sorry!!
     
  15. Sooo sorry, that would be horribly dissapionting.
     
  16. poprocksandPEZ

    poprocksandPEZ New Member

    178
    Jan 9, 2012
    Oregon
    That's unfortunate :( I'm so sorry!!
     
  17. Di

    Di Crazy Goat Lady

    Jan 29, 2008
    central PA
    I wonder how far along they were in the process? Did they have a US farm willing to participate? Sounds like you have to kill the doe if you are getting embryo's...but...that seems the only bad part...won't be doing that of course. The rest just seems like the usual import/export pooh, pooh.

    Have you talked to anyone that was involved in the program? You know these regulations are meant to protect Austrailia, which is appropriate, it's an island after all. But, they are usually not meant to be "exclusionary" (is that a word?). Are their other folks that would be willing to purchase the semen? How many straws can one of those shippers hold?

    We just have to figure out if you can get enough semen shipped to lower the cost/straw? :GAAH:
     
  18. keren

    keren owned by goats

    Oct 26, 2008
    Australia
    Absolutely we need to kill the donors of embryos and sperm ... there is no getting around that ...

    Yes there were plenty of people wanting this semen ... the company was going to be charging $100 a straw which is not bad at all ...

    The hard part is getting around all the health requirements.

    I am waiting to hear back from the company, hoping they will let me know what went wrong and whether they are going to pursue it or throw the towel in completely
     
  19. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California