Citing the current difficult economic times facing the Thoroughbred industry, Lambholm South in Ocala, Fla. has announced a "Breeders Stimulus Plan" to breeders sending mares to its stallions.
Under the plan, board rate will be discounted from $27/day to $17/day for open mares being bred to one of the farm's stallions. Open mares will be cared for by the farm's staff and will be placed under lights and regularly teased to help ensure an early cover. Dr. Matthews of Peterson & Smith, a reproduction veterinary specialist, will be on site daily to check the mares. Mares can stay for up to 60 days after their last cover date at this discounted rate.
For pregnant mares, the board rate will be discounted from $27/day to $17/day for mares being bred to one of Lambholm's stallions. Mares will be cared for by the farm's staff and foaled out at a discounted rate of $250. Mares will be teased regularly and both mare and foal will be regularly checked by Matthews. Suckling rate is $5/day and both mare and foal can stay for up to 60 days after the mares last cover date at these discounted rates.
Mare owners will be responsible for all veterinary bills, and routine care such as farrier services.
In addition, the farm will pay for shipping, one way, of out of state mares boarded at Lambholm South for the breeding season.