It's a sad day for Cattle Breeder Eric Fleming, whose 70-pound semen tank was broken into last Sunday.
In what could be considered the Quote of the Month, Fleming said:
"I will give a nice fat reward for any information on semen that was stolen from my tank today," Fleming wrote in a message posted on the Breeders' World Web forum this week. "It was a mother load of semen that I consigned to Denver sale."Emphasis mine. Heh.
Let's take this as a learning opportunity. Did you know:
- Bulls are finicky about breeding
- Sperm collecting from bulls is a very difficult process
- Bull sperm keeps well in the deep freeze, often outliving its donor
- Female cows/sperm recipients are called "dams." (How rude!)
Do the right thing: If you, dear reader, come across some suspect bull sperm, please alert the Frederick County Sheriff's Office, stat.