Here is a list of semen available for purchase from Vastrap Boran as at May 2018. Please note, where indicated semen is only available for Export. We do not sell sexed semen. 

Khan MHB 04-27 (KPO 786 x ADC 5761) – EXPORT SEMEN ONLY
Griffen MHB 06-24 (NDA 9 x KPO 303) – EXPORT SEMEN ONLY
Chico MHB 03-06 (KPO 786 x K6K 2184).
Chico MHB 03-06 (KPO 786 x K6K 2184).
Impi MHB 04-10 (KPO 615 x K6K 1711).
Impi MHB 04-10 (KPO 615 x K6K 1711).
Husky MHB 07-09 (Voorslag TLM 02-03 x Hope MHB 04-11)
Zambucca VST 11-01 – Current stud sire at Vastrap.
Rebel MHB 10-31

ZED DLV 10-17, a B04-01 (Ramaphosa) son with great length and incredible libido!

Factors to consider when using semen to artificially inseminate (AI) cows:
1. You need a semen canister filled with liquid nitrogen to store and transport semen in. Semen must stay frozen at all times otherwise it dies!!! The size of the flask determines how expensive it is and how long you can store semen before the flask runs dry. The flask must be topped up or refilled with liquid nitrogen before it runs dry otherwise the semen will thaw and die. We recommend a flask that can hold about 3-month’s supply of liquid nitrogen (GP-20) and this size of flask costs about R15’000. Ideally the flask should be checked once a week and filled once a month. If you live somewhere that is not near a supply of liquid nitrogen then you will need a bigger flask – there are flask that last up to 12 months.
2. If you are not trained to do AI yourself, then you need to make sure that there is a vet or someone trained to do AI in your district that can help you. A vet is the most obvious choice, but they are also expensive. You can try someone at a dairy since they do a lot of AI. AI is not that difficult and there are several places where one can do a course and buy the necessary equipment to enable you to do AI yourself, but obviously it will take practice before you have good success rates.
3. If you are okay with all of the above then you can buy semen. One uses semen rather than a bull because semen from the very best bulls are cheaper than buying the whole bull. Also AI enables you get get new genetics into your herd for diversity without having to own several bulls.  However, a bull is much more effective and much less work than AI. AI is used to complement your bull and never to take the place of a bull. In many instances it is more cost effective to buy a bull to cover your cows rather than to use semen in an AI programme.