Liquid Nitrogen ServiceTake the worry about your liquid nitrogen needs or your tank going dry.  We have small scale to bulk delivery available on the farm or in the clinic.

We have liquid nitrogen always on hand at our Ovid, Michigan office.   Thus you can bring a cryogenic vessel there and we can recharge it, without added delivery costs.

For service to your farm, ranch or kennel, we provide these options:

  1. You can pay per fill on our delivery routes, which are scheduled eight or ten weeks per visit (depending on your location within the lower peninsula of Michigan).
  2. You can pay per year on our delivery routes, the price is based on whether you have a dairy herd, a beef ranch, or any other specie, for year-round service.
  3. You can pay per year for seasonal delivery, with storage of your tank in our office between breeding seasons.   This is less than all-year farm delivery.

Additional tanks at the same location receive a discounted rate (the travel costs are figured into the first tank’s pricing).

For service to your clinic or laboratory, we provide these options:

  1. You can pay per liter, as long as there is a scale we can access for weighing the tank before and after filling to be accurate. Clinics in some locations can receive monthly delivery if required. Otherwise we return eight or ten weeks. There is a basic delivery charge in addition to the nitrogen metered

 

2019 Nitrogen Fill Rates (Continue)

STANDARD FARM SERVICE TANKS   storing dairy, beef, caprine, equine, canine semen/embryos

Per fill

At our office   (110 N Main St, Ovid)                                                                                      $ 25.00    

On our route schedules (60 day or 80 day, depending on location)                                $ 45.00

Second/third tank at same location                                                                                       $ 25.00                       

Annual service billed for calendar year

On the farm all year, filled on our route schedules                                                          $ 240.00

Second/third tank at same location                                                                                    $ 135.00

On the farm seasonally, stored at our office between AI seasons                      net    $ 135.00

(in other words, $105 discount for saving us time and travel)

Rates for tanks of larger than standard sizes

This applies to larger-capacity semen tanks that use more nitrogen, as follows:

Neck diameter of 2.25 inches or more                                                              per fill       $ 55.00

                                                                                                  Or if prepaid annually         $ 275.00

Neck diameter of 3.50 inches or more                                                             per fill        $ 65.00

                                                                                                  Or if prepaid annually         $ 300.00

SEASONAL AI USING OUR RENTAL TANK AND OFF-SEASON STORAGE

We have a supply of recent model rental tanks, standard size, available to rent by the month as might fit anyone just breeding in spring or fall AI seasons.

Rental semen tank                                                                                      per month       $ 10.00 

Billing in advance for projected period of use.   

Nitrogen for rental tank                                                                   first fill at office       $ 25.00

If requires recharge on the route schedule, standard “per fill” rates then apply (see above).

Storing unused semen at end of AI season

Inventoried at office, transferred into segregated seasonal group storage                $ 10.00

Following season, transfer to next rental tank                                                                 $ 10.00

There is no semen storage charge if your semen supply is mostly purchased from us.   

In other cases, refer to the semen storage charges on one of the following pages.

 

SEMEN AND EMBRYO STORAGE  at our office

Handling/inventory when received into or removed from storage  *                           $ 10.00

This includes requests to deliver semen to your farm tank from office storage

Storage of smaller quantities  (as in remainder after a breeding season)

Billed at end of calendar year.            $ 1.00 per straw         $ 5.00 per embryo         =per year

Larger quantities  (such as bulls actively marketed, surplus from semen collections)

Our storage vessels use boxes that hold up to 24 canes (240 straws 1/2cc size) =(360 1/4cc)

Billing is done quarterly:    $ 4.00/month per full box, or $2.50/month divided half box

 

We are happy to handle into your storage any semen you might have shipped from another breeder for future use, and to insure timely return of their shippers for you.

 

 

 

SHIPPING SERVICES FROM STORAGE VIA UPS OR FEDERAL EXPRESS

We have a fleet of UPS-style vapor-phase shippers available for your use, as follows:

IC7VS          capacity 30 canes              holds two weeks in transit vapor phase

IC4VS          capacity 12 canes              holds three weeks in transit vapor phase

SC4/2V       capacity 24 canes              holds two weeks in transit vapor phase

SC4/3V       capacity 11 canes              holds three weeks in transit vapor phase

The following charges apply to use of these shippers

For hand transport, in your personal vehicle:              charged with nitrogen             $ 20.00

For shipment via UPS (or Fed EX):                                  packing from storage   *          $ 10.00

                                                                                              Nitrogen charge                        $ 10.00

                                                                                              Rental in-transit                        $ 10.00

Actual shipping charges (out and back) as billed by carrier.

“Return Service” label is included when shipped for returning the empty shipper.

 

PURCHASING LIQUID NITROGEN EQUIPMENT

New (and occasionally, used) semen storage tanks or laboratory dewars are available.   At this time we feature equipment built by International Cryogenics of Indianapolis IN but have source for other brands such as Chart/MVE and Wilmington (successor to Taylor-Wharton).

IC-20D    (lab dewar, 20 liters)                                  $ 585.00

Manual discharge device to fit IC-20D                    $ 475.00

IC-20R    (semen tank, working time 20 weeks)             $ 695.00

Each canister will hold 11 canes, so max tank capacity is 660 straws (1/2cc size) = 900 (1/4 cc)

MEDICAL and VETERINARY CLINICS, TOOL SHOPS, LABORATORIES

Our nitrogen supplier guarantees us “food grade” liquid nitrogen 99.4% purity.

At our office

Per liter                    (minimum quantity billed 5 liters)                                               $ 2.00

On route schedule

Per liter                    (minimum quantity billed 10 liters)                                             $ 3.25

Delivery charge       (tank owned by clinic)                                                                 $ 15.00

Delivery charge waived if we deliver 50 or more liters per visit

 

Larger volume users

100 or more liters per visit                                                               per liter                $ 3.00

Delivery charge waived if can be scheduled within a regular route

 

Rental equipment available

 

Laboratory dewars       (20 liter capacity)                                      per month          $ 10.00

Manual discharge device to fit dewar                                           per month            $ 7.50

Delivery charge waived to clinics using rental dewars