Animal Semen and Embryos
Pacific Basin Exports Ltd has considerable experience in sourcing and consigning genetics from both New Zealand and Australia whether it is dairy or beef cattle, or wool or meat sheep. The company’s directors have for many years been involved in genetics exports and have developed an enviable reputation for quality and efficiency in sourcing and shipping to client requirements.
Farmers requiring genetics for pastoral production will quickly come to look at either New Zealand or Australia for their needs as both countries enjoy a very high reputation for the quality and consistency of their stud stock, and very high standards of animal health.
PBEX can source and supply bovine, and ovine semen, embryos and live animals into foreign markets.
Dairy: We have been supplying semen from top NZ dairy production bulls, HolsteinFriesian, Jersey and Ayrshire for more than 25 years to clients throughout South America. We have experience in Bos Taurus cattle in Southern Chile and Argentina through to Bos Indicus crossing in central Brazil – where we have been involved in a trial into crossbreeding with Gyr tropical milking cattle.
New Zealand Dairy genetics have a number of advantages over Northern Hemisphere animals – we look for and provide higher fertility, smaller – more efficient animals – with high production per hectare. They must be easy calving, and have good temperament, and a high level of rusticity.
Beef: We are constantly sourcing top genetics from New Zealand’s and Australia’s stud beef cattle producers, and are able to offer semen or embryos from top bulls in the traditional breeds such as Angus, Hereford, Devon, exotic breeds such as Charolais, Simmental, and some tropical breeds such as Brahman, Brangus and Braford.
Sheep: We are specialists in sourcing and exporting sheep genetics from throughout New Zealand and Australia from wool breeds, meat breeds and tropical sheep.
The main breeds we handle are:
Wool: Merino, Dohne Merino, SAMM, Polwarth (Ideal), Corriedale, Romney, Border Leicester, Lincoln.
Meat: Poll Dorset, Dorset Down, Suffolk, South Suffolk, Hampshire, Southdown, Texel.
Tropical: Dorper, Damara
Milking Sheep: East Friesian, Poll Dorset.
We also recommend using these breeds for crossing with local breeds to improve production and increase profits. We have many years’ experience in live animal shipments, principally but not exclusively to Latin America with shipments ranging from single high performance rams through to a single sea shipment of 32,000 breeding ewes.
The sheep genetics team also includes Arthur Blakely who is a retired breeder and shower of Corriedales, Poll Dorsets and Suffolks has a long history as an international sheep judge. Arthur is well known in sheep breeding circles both in New Zealand and internationally, and assists us in selection of rams.