Brief Description┬

The PCC maintains a Semen Processing Laboratory in Carranglan, Nueva Ecija (managed by PCC at CLSU), in Los Ba├▒os, Laguna (managed by PCC at UPLB), and in Maramag, Bukidnon (managed by PCC at CMU). These laboratories produce and process frozen semen from genetically superior sires or bulls to be used for upgrading the native carabaos through artificial insemination. The frozen semen are kept in liquid nitrogen tanks and are stored in Semen Bank at PCC National Headquarters and Gene Pool for distribution. Each straw approximately contains 50 million sperm cells with at least 30% post-thaw motility. Frozen semen is available to qualified AI technicians nationwide through systematized semen distribution system linked with AI technicians, cooperatives, DA-RFUs and LGUs.

Service Standard

When requesting for frozen semen, the requesting party should provide a tank filled with liquid nitrogen. The procedure of request is detailed below:

Procedure

STEPS REQUIREMENTS RESPONSIBLE OFFICE/PERSON PROCESSING TIME
1. File request to PCC Request and Disposal Form

(PCC-GIQF-09)

Requesting party 15 minutes
2. Approve Request Request and Disposal Form

(PCC-GIQF-09)

Semen Bank Staff 5 minutes
3. Inspect Tank (before filling) Request and Disposal Form

(PCC-GIQF-09)

Semen Bank Staff 5 minutes
4. Fill tank with frozen semen Request and Disposal Form

(PCC-GIQF-09)

Semen Bank Staff 20 minutes
5. Inspect tank after filling Request and Disposal Form

(PCC-GIQF-09)

Semen Bank Staff 5 minutes
6. Fill up disposal form Request and Disposal Form

(PCC-GIQF-09)

Requesting party/
Semen Bank Staff
5 minutes
TOTAL 55 minutes

*Request form is available at Semen Bank (SB), Animal Breeding and Genomics Section.
Note: For regular customers, semen report utilization must be presented prior to the approval of the next request