Birdsong Farms offers a wide range of horse breeding and mare care services. Stephen Vogelsang has spent more than 45 years in the breeding and management industry. He has remained abreast of current advances and technology.
- Artificial insemination with fresh, cooled and frozen semen
- Semen collection and processing for cooled shipment
- Semen freezing and storage
- Manage mares in an embryo transfer program:
- Synchronization with recipients
- Embryo collection
- Non-surgical transfer
- Recipient herd
Birdsong Farms can also provide year-round care for your broodmares or recipient mares. There are approximately 200 acres of pasture with both summer and winter forage species. For the mares, there are facilities for private stalls, small group paddocks or pasture. For mares with foals, there are large 12 x 20 foot stalls with access to turn-outs.
Jessica Hertel handles the semen freezing responsibilities and manages the recipient herd for Birdsong Farms. Jessica earned her undergraduate degree from West Texas A&M University and completed the Master of Agriculture degree at Texas A&M University focus on equine reproduction. She lives on site and is in her fifth year with us.
Angie Doonan has been with Birdsong Farms for 6 years beginning in 2014. She missed a couple years after getting married (Kevin Doonan) and having a daughter (Stella). She returned in 2021 and picked up right where she left off working with stallions and assisting in management of the recipient herd. Angie received both the B.S. and M. Agr. degrees in Animal Science from Texas A&M focusing in the area of Equine Reproductive management.
Hannah L. Wren is in her third year at Birdsong Farms. Earning a B.S. in Animal Science from Texas A&M University in 2020, Hannah has furthered her animal management skills to include many aspects of equine reproduction.
Birdsong Farms utilizes 5-10 part-time employees during the breeding season to round out the team. If interested, please contact us.