Sitting around waiting for kids and news of kids reserved, getting antsy, and it's only -25 without the windchill, so a bit too cold to go play outside i guess :sigh Though i should hopefully have another nice young buck this spring ( so i'll have two this fall ), i really do want to get going with AI too. It will surely be at least a couple years before i can buy a tank, but would also like some practice before i invest like that too. So i was thinking, if i bought AI equipment to inseminate ( and gain practice ), and wanted to breed 1-2 does per year AI, would it be possible like many do in the horse world and have semen shipped when they are in heat and ready for breeding ? I would chart the does cycle ( or chemically bring them in ), let the semen owner/shipper know about when she will be ready, then have the shipper ( if they have one ) shipped overnight or the day before she comes into heat and is ready for breeding, breed her, and then send the shipper back ? So the shipper would be here for 1-4 days. Would that even be possible in the goat world ? Also, when it comes to having my buck collected, do i have to wait until i buy a tank, or would one of the semen companies that collect store for me ? Shoot, gotta run UPS is here with my Jeffers order :+) Thanks !