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  BREEDING AGREEMENT AND GUIDELINES
CONTRACT#:                                

  NAME OF STALLION BREEDING TO:  ________________________              
  
OWNER'S NAME AS IT APPEARS ON MARE'S REGISTRATION PAPERS:

                                                                                                                                      ADDRESS:                                                                                         
CITY:                                             STATE:                         ZIP:                                  
HOME PHONE#:                                               WORK#:                                        

MARE INFORMATION:
Color and Markings:_____________________________________________________________________________
MARE'S REGISTERED NAME:                                                                     _____________________________

REGISTRY &#:                                                                                   ___________________________________

A. MARE OWNER'S RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Mare owner agrees to supply the correct name and registration number(s) for each mare being bred. Any charges resulting from the failure to do so will be the mare owners responsibility.

2. Mare owner agrees to furnish the farm with a current negative coggins report (within 6 months)on or before the date on which the mare is to be delivered to the farm. if not provided, one will be pulled and charged to the mare owner.

3. Mare owner warrants that the mare being bred is healthy, in sound breeding condition, and is free from                      infection or disease. It is further recommended that an ultrasound be obtained no latter than 18 days to confirm pregnancy and also rule out twins.

4. Mare owner agrees to pay all fees and related breeding expenses promptly.
B. FEES AND EXPENSES

1. A non-refundable booking fee must be received with the signed contract prior to any mare being bred or semen shipped or picked up.

2. The balance of the stud fee is due as outlined in the fee schedule below.

3. Charges for shipped semen must be paid before any shipping requests are processed.

4. Payment of all other fees and charges are due at the time services are rendered or upon receipt of an invoice if charges were  not pre-paid. Mare care is $6/day dry and   $9/day wet and is due when mare is  picked up from the farm. Applications for      "Certificate of Registration" will not be issued until all fees, and/or expenses  have been paid.
C. SHIPPED SEMEN

1. Requests for shipped semen must be received no later than 9:00a.m. CST on Monday through Thursday. The requests will be processed in the order in which they are received on a "first come, first served" basis.

2. The stallion is collected around noon on Mondays through Thursdays with shipments transported in the late afternoon. This schedule provides mare owners with the freshest semen possible for transporting.

3. Orders for shipped semen must be pre-paid. Shipping fees are $150.00 for FedEx and UPS "next day" delivery , $250.00 for "same day" airline shipments.

4. All shipments are transported in a "disposable equitainer" container.

5. Box-O-Acres assumes responsibility to ship semen in a viable condition at the time it is transported from the farm. Each shipping dose is evaluated at the farm prior to shipment and will contain at least one billion sperm with acceptable motility. Receiving veterinarians or technicians wishing to test a semen sample for motility should warm the sample to approximately 100 degrees F. for no longer than 15 minutes. Over heating the sample may damage or kill the sperm and the use of a heat stage is most accurate. The farm and stallion owners assume no responsibility for the loss of semen viability or associated expenses or financial losses due to any delay in receiving shipments or factors imposed on semen containers while in route to the customer.

6. The semen must be administered by a licensed veterinarian or an authorized person on the day of delivery or all return privileges and guarantees expressed in the agreement shall be null and void.
D. FARM BREEDING

1. The mare owner will be charged for monitoring services such as palpation and/or ultrasound rendered by Box-O-Acres. If the services retained are deemed appropriate. Mares that are not halter broke will not be accepted.

2. A statement of palpation and over all breeding condition buy a veterinarian is required and it is advised you have a culture, how ever mares that do not have a current negative intrauterine will be bred through one estrus cycle. If the mare fails to conceive, a uterine culture will be tested by a licensed veterinarian and, if necessary, appropriate treatment will be administered at the expense of the mare owner.  If the mare fails to conceive after   exposure through two breeding cycles, the mare owner will be contacted to advise the farm of future  proceedings and actions.

3. Mare owners should advise the farm of any mare that has previously aborted. After conception, any mares with such history should have the progesterone level checked and associated expenses will be billed to the mare owner directly by the veterinarian.

4. Al and Niki Oliver, Box-O-Acres, it's employees, shall not be liable for any death, sickness, injury and/or accident including consequential damages to the mare and/or foal. The mare owner understands, authorizes and assumes the special risk inherent in the procedures and process of artificial insemination and or live coverage with its many variables. The mare owner agrees to hold Al and Niki Oliver, Box-O-Acres, it's employees, and/or any heirs, relatives or assigns, harmless for any and all damages, losses and/or expenses associated herewith.
E. TRANSFER OF CONTRACT

1. The transfer of this contract is permitted only with the expressed written consent of Box-O-Acres. It is the responsibility of the mare owner designated in this contract to contact the farm with any request for such transfers.

2. If the contract is transferred without the written consent of Box-O-Acres, the mare owner designated in this contract will remain responsible for the payment of the full fee.

3. The transfer of this contract does not extend any time limitations or time periods contained herein. An approved transfer of the contract would bind the new party to the same terms and provisions of the original owner and only the unexpired term of breeding privileges apply.
F. MARE SUBSTITUTIONS

1. The mare owner may substitute a different mare other than the one designated in this contract with the expressed written consent of Box-O-Acres. A substitute mare is subject to the same provisions as the mare originally designated in said contract and assumes only the remaining portion of any time limitations specified in this agreement.
G. LIMITED LIVE FOAL GUARANTEE

1. Should the mare fail to produce a live foal, the mare owner shall be entitled to return privileges for re- breeding for a period of three years from the initial date of breeding or shipping semen. There will be no additional fee for re-breeding during this time period, but all related expenses incurred such as board, shipping fees, etc. will apply.

2. Failure to promptly notify the farm of a mare aborting/absorbing, failure to conceive or death shall result in loss of return privileges and the live foal guarantee. The status of the mare should be reported to the farm within 90 days of the last breeding date.

3. The mare owner shall notify the farm of the birth of the foal within 10 days of the birth of the foal. The farm will promptly have a signed application for registration to the designated mare owner providing that all fees have been paid and their account is in good standing.

4. In the event the stallion should die, become       infertile or suffer injury or disease that       would prohibit him from breeding prior to       the designated mare producing a live foal;       the mare owner may decide to a)have the booking       fee transferred to any available stallion       standing at Box-O-Acres, or b)except all but the original booking fee of       stallion fees in refund if all fees have       been paid in full. The mare owner agrees to hold Box-O-Acres,       Al and Nike Oliver, it's employees, and their       heirs, administrators, executors and assigns       harmless from any and all financial loss,       consequential damages and/or loss of future       profits.


I.
This contract is entered into in the Sate Of Michigan and will be interpreted and enforced under the laws of that state. If any clause in this contract is against State Law, then that clause shall be null and void.
J.
This Contract represents the entire agreement between the parties. No other agreement or promises verbal or implied are included.














    
   
 
The terms of this agreement have been read and agreed upon by:
                                                                                                                                  
MARE OWNER DATE
                                                                                                                                
Box-O-Acres DATE

 
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Shipped semen

                

Farm breeding

               

Multiple Mare Discount

                

Veterinarian ultrasound and palpation