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Artificial Insemination
For government AI camps, it costs P20 per cow (P10 for semen and another P10 as grazing fee) and only five animals (5) will be allowed per brand to be inseminated with locally collected/tapped semen. The breeding programme runs from September to March. However, prices vary with imported semen as it is a bit expensive. For private on-farm AI, equipment costs P6055.30. However, this cost estimate may change from time to time depending on the supplier’s prices. Training of inseminators is free. Bull fertility testing cost P175 per bull.

 

Table 1 shows the prices for AI requisites/equipment in Botswana.

 

 Table 1 Artificial Insemination equipment prices

       

Item Descriptions

Price in Pula (P)

Liquid Nitrogen Flask (20 kg)                 

4 100.00

Liquid Nitrogen (1kg)     

16.50/kg

Measuring Ruler

199.10

Local Semen

10.00

Insemination Gun (mini)

178.00

Insemination Gun (medium)

163.00

Universal Gun

295.00

Packet of Sheaths

33.00

Ear-tags (metal blank)   

181.50

Forceps Stainless Steel

  15.00

Scissors Stainless Steel

16.50

Thermometer Short       

49.50

Thermo Flask

77.00

Sheath Holder

52.00

A.I. Kit Box

375.00

Disposable Gloves

145.00

Liquid Nitrogen Flask Wooden Box

695.00

Canister (medium)

44.00

Pistollete Holder

39.00

 laboratory theatre use

 100/day

   Flash storage rental                              P30/month

   Late collection charge                            P5.00/day/cow

     

NB: Price changes are determined by Suppliers and would be communicated to you.

 

Below are centres available in Botswana for AI (Table 2).

 

  Table 2 Artificial Insemination centres across Botswana

 

AI centre

Areas served

Nokaneng

Ngamiland

Makalamabedi

North West and part of Boteti

Makoba

Most of Boteti district

Morupule

Central district

Makoro

Palapye and part of Tswapong south

Sefophe

Bobirwa and Tswapong North

Dibete

Mahalapye and Kgatleng

Ramoalosi

Kweneng District

Tsatsu

Southern district

Goodhope

Borolong area

Sekgwasentsho

Ngwaketse west

Kgainyane

Kgalagadi North

Phuduhudu

Kgalagadi South and North

Ncojane

Gantsi South

Chobokwane

Gantsi North

                                                                

 

Where can I get more information?

 

For more information contact the addresses below:

 

Postal address                                                Physical address

Department of Animal Production                     Ministry of Agriculture (Headquarters)

Private Bag 0032                                              1st Floor Room 150 / 148

Gaborone                                                      Plot 4701 Mmaraka road

 Tel: 3689614 or 3689612 or 3973746             Gaborone

 
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