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Visiting VDL Stud | Part two

Saturday, 02 April 2016
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A global success: The red dots mark all the countries to where VDL has sold horses, and the white dots are for the countries that have received semen from their stallions. All photos (c) Jenny Abrahamsson.

The breeding season has started at the VDL Stud.
The breeding season has started at the VDL Stud.

The mares waiting in line to get examined and inseminated.
The mares waiting in line to get examined and inseminated.

The fresh semen is waiting to be prepared.
The fresh semen is waiting to be prepared.

These 'walkie-talkies' can read the chip number of the mares, and then all the data about the inseminations is added and when at the station the information is send to the computer.
These 'walkie-talkies' can read the chip number of the mares, and then all the data about the inseminations is added and when at the station the information is send to the computer.

Today's semen being prepared to be send out to breeders all over the world.
Today's semen being prepared to be send out to breeders all over the world.

Frozen semen in masses.
Frozen semen in masses.

Beautiful photos and paintings of the stallions decorate everywhere.
Beautiful photos and paintings of the stallions decorate everywhere.

In 2009 the Van de Lageweg-family got the 'Breeder of the Year'-award from the KWPN for their breed of showjumpers.
In 2009 the Van de Lageweg-family got the 'Breeder of the Year'-award from the KWPN for their breeding of showjumpers.

This is how it looks when the young stallions are brought out to the fields for the summer.
This is how it looks when the young stallions are brought out to the fields for the summer.

One of the many stables.
One of the many stables.

The VDL Stud does not only have vets for insemination at the yard, they have a proper clinic and vets at the place 24/7. Here one hard circle and one soft to long on for the vet-checks.
The VDL Stud does not only have vets for insemination at the yard, they have a proper clinic and vets at the place 24/7. Here one hard circle and one soft to longe on for the vet-checks.

This sign can be found on all of VDL's stable - it is a sign of fertility.
This sign can be found on all of VDL's stable - it is a sign of fertility.

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