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Bovine (bull) semen import and export regulations

​​Bovine semen collection, storage, importation, exportation and artificial insemination

The process of semen collection is closely regulated. Any business or individual involved in the following must be licensed or approved by the Planning and Environment Department:

  • collection
  • processing
  • storage
  • distribution

Storage of semen

Approval is also required to store semen on farms. 

A charge will be made by the Planning and Environment Department for a licence and approval.

Approval to store semen on a farm application form

Importation and exportation of bovine semen for artificial insemination

Semen imported from the British Islands or a  European Member State must have been stored in an approved EC storage centre. The semen needs to be accompanied by an animal health certificate. 

​Semen exported to the British Islands or a European Member State must have been collected, processed and quarantined at an approved EC collection centre, stored at an approved EC storage centre and be accompanied by an animal health certificate.

DEFRA approved bovine semen collection centres

Artificial insemination (AI) 

To carry out artificial insemination (AI) of cattle, a person must be a registered veterinary surgeon in the Island or be a person approved in writing by the States Veterinary Officer. The applicant will have to provide supporting evidence to show that they have successfully completed a course of training in artificial insemination under the direction of a veterinary surgeon.

Artificial inseminator approval application form

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