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Stud farm Zangersheide - Lanaken

Breeding Season 2018 service fees and conditions


I.    Registration of mares


The mare to be inseminated should be identified to Studbook Zangersheide!

Single (free) registration of the mare will be realised by providing Studbook Zangersheide with a clear copy of the ancestry papers of the mare. Registration for mares already registered with Studbook Zangersheide is not necessary.



II.   Breeding season


The breeding season runs from 15 February to 1 September 2018.



III.  Procedure sperm


1.  Sperm from stallions stationed at Studfarm Zangersheide is obtainable in fresh sperm.  The sperm can be collected or dispatched. When no fresh sperm is available, frozen sperm is similarly available while stock lasts, after consultation.


2.  For every dose of sperm delivered, the mare owner will receive a sperm certificate / insemination certificate which has to be completed and signed by a veterinarian and send back to Studbook Zangersheide as soon as possible.


3.  Per mare sperm for a maximum of three cycles is supplied. If the mare is not in foal after three cycles, another stallion must be chosen, without having to pay a new deposit provided that this is a stallion with a similar stud fee. If the fee is higher, the difference should be settled. When you choose a stallion from a lower fee there will be no settlement of the difference.  


4.  A dose of fresh or frozen sperm for a next cycle can only be obtained after the deposit of the payable stud fee has been paid and after the completed non-gestation statement (made by a vet) on the insemination certificate of the former dose of sperm has been returned. In case of frozen semen just one dose pro cycle can be obtained.


5.  The mare owner must send the last insemination certificate back before 1 October, stating on it whether the mare is in foal or not. Non-gestation statements can only be made by veterinarians.

     In the event that a breeder fails to report his mare not in foal, the gestation charge will automatically be due.


6.  Payment of stud fee.

     The stud fee should be paid as follows:

-    the deposit must be paid upon first insemination;

-    the gestation charge is payable by 1 October 2018 if the mare  is   pregnant. The gestation charge = stud fee of last chosen stallion.


7.  By ordering and buying sperm, the mare owner declares to have taken cognizance of these conditions and declares to fully agree with these service and payment conditions, as well as with the stud fees.


8.  Attempted fraud commited by a mare owner is punishable by an unconditional fine of € 2500 (ex. 21% VAT) per attempt, irrespective of the also payable stud fee.



IV.  Service certificate


The mare owner must send the last insemination certificate, stating the last date of insemination, to the office of Studbook Zangersheide in Lanaken (B).


If the mare is in foal, the mare owner will then receive a service certificate/birth notification which states the last date of insemination. This document is essential for the notification and registration of the foal after birth in 2019.



V.   Frozen sperm


For more information about the sale of frozen sperm per dose please contact our secretariat.



VI.  Embryo Transplantation


In the event that the owner wants the mare to have an embryo flush, Studbook Zangersheide should be so notified upon first ordering sperm.

If no embryo(s) is(are) found, new sperm (for a maximum of 3 cycles) may be ordered for this mare, provided that a veterinary declaration from the embryo centre is submitted that confirms that the embryo flush after the previous insemination turned out negative. For orders for a fourth cycle, a new advance becomes payable. If the embryo flush turns out positive, a new deposit will become payable for a next sperm order for this mare.


If from one insemination more than one embryo is flushed, the advance will be charged as yet when the transplantation turns out positive.  


The gestation charge shall become payable per successfully transplanted embryo if the mare is in foal by 1 October 2018. Note well: The mare owner shall provide Studbook Zangersheide, before 1 October 2018, with a survey, drawn up and signed by the veterinarian or the embryo transplantation centre, of the number of flushes and the number of (successfully) implanted embryos per mare.  If the transplantation of the embryo was not successful, such a survey will count as a statement of non-gestation.



VII. Ordering sperm


Sperm can be ordered by telephone (0032.89.730030),

by fax (0032.89.718410)

or via our website

If you order via the website, the order is only definitive after confirmation from a studbook employee by telephone.


Dispatch of sperm ordered from Studbook Zangersheide  will take place as follows:


On work days in :

Belgium                sperm ordered in the morning before 09.00 hours is delivered the same day.

Netherlands           sperm ordered in the morning before 09.00 hours is delivered the same day.

Germany               sperm ordered in the morning before 09.00 hours will be delivered in consultation.

France                  via Zangersheide France :  0033 / 231 48 44 55


Other countries:   to be arranged by telephone.

Ordered sperm can also be collected from Studbook Zangersheide between 11.00 and 17.00 hours.


On Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays:

Sperm can be ordered until 09.00 hours.

Please contact our office in connection with the delivery.

On Saturday sperm can be collected between 10.00 – 12.00 hours, on Sundays and National Holidays after consultation by telephone.


Packaging / containers

Fresh sperm is delivered or supplied in an appropriate transport container which remains the property of Studbook Zangersheide. For this container a deposit is asked of 50. The container must be returned within 7 calendar days for account of the mare owner. For this container a surety falls due of 50. The container shall be returned within 7 calendar days for account of the mare owner.  The surety is to be transferred into your client’s account and will be settled or paid back at the end of the season if the container has been returned in time.


Frozen sperm will be delivered in an appropriate transport container which remains the property of Studbook Zangersheide. The Zangersheide container must be returned within 7 calendar days for account of the mare owner. From the eighth calendar day a lease is charged of 25 per day per container. This lease remains payable also at the eventual return of the container. The return date is always the day at which the container arrives at Zangersheide.



VIII.  Health certificates


For orders abroad Studbook Zangersheide takes care of the required health certificates. Per cycle the first certificate is for account of Studbook Zangersheide. If sperm is ordered for a mare more than once per cycle, the extra costs will be charged to the mare’s owner.



IX.  Invoicing/payment


Invoices from Studbook Zangersheide must be paid within 18 days after date of invoice. Payments can also be made during office hours at Studbook Zangersheide in Lanaken via cash payment, bank cheque or credit card, Visa, American Express or Mastercard. In the event of failure to pay within the stated period of payment, the invoice amount will be increased by costs of summons and penalty interest,  as well as with possible judicial and extrajudicial costs of collection.



X.   Levisto Z


If you present your mare at Studfarm Zangersheide, a special rate of 1,200 (ex 21% VAT) will apply. This amount is exclusive of veterinary costs and stabling, which will be charged afterwards. Please contact Studbook Zangersheide before presenting your mare at Studfarm Zangersheide


If you wish to inseminate your mare at home by your own vet, this is possible, but Stud fee II then will be charged

( 1400,- ex 6% VAT).



XI.  Stud fees and other rates


Stud fees

The fees listed below are stated in euros and are exclusive of VAT (6%). Costs of dispatch are charged separately.


Stud fee I Purchase 600 €
  Gestation charge 1200 €
Stud fee II Purchase 400 €
  Gestation charge 1000 €
Special stud fee Levisto Z Purchase 300 €
  Gestation charge 900 €
Stud fee III Purchase 300 €
  Gestation charge 900 €
Stud fee IV Purchase 300 €
  Gestation charge 700 €
Stud fee V Purchase 250 €
  Gestation charge 550 €
Stud fee VI Purchase 150 €
  Gestation charge 450 €
Other rates    
Stabling fee: 15 € per day
Costs of summons: 10 €
Costs of collection: 20% with a minimum of 100 € per case