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Co-op a QuickCheck sperm counter

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hedgerow farm
Weanling
Username: Lotsofponies

Post Number: 25
Registered: 03-2009
Posted on Saturday, April 10, 2010 - 09:51 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I want a QuickCheck but can't justify paying $1500 to check my stallion's semen. Even if I had an extra $1500 laying around doing nothing I only own 1 stallion that I'm collecting and shipping this year. I probably ship to only 5 - 8 mares in a breeding season getting a QuickCheck would be an expensive luxury. But what if you get together with a couple of other small farms that collect their own stallion that live near by and co-oped a QuickCheck, the chances are you would not all need it at the same.

What do you think? Good idea or bad idea? Or should I keep dreaming of winning the lotto and get my own?
 

Jos
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Username: Admin

Post Number: 2797
Registered: 10-1999
Posted on Sunday, April 11, 2010 - 11:11 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Consider getting a Quick Check Junior at $995. While it doesn't do the calculations for you, you can simply enter the information into our Semen Calculator and get the results there. Alternatively, get a hemocytometer which at $119.95 is considerably cheaper - and you should already have a microscope. While it is more tedious to count sperm with a hemocytometer, it is quite easy once you get the hang of it.

If you try to share a unit, you can almost guarantee it will (a) be needed by multiple farms on the same day; and (b) always be at the wrong farm!!! :-)
 

maggie Hale
Neonate
Username: Yellowpaints

Post Number: 2
Registered: 05-2010
Posted on Wednesday, May 05, 2010 - 10:13 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I loved mine and never regretted the purchase. While it was expensive it saved me a ton of work in the breeding shed and I made sure I gave my customers the best product I could....



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