Seed Production

AURIVA breeds over 280 bulls of dairy and suckling breeds. Bulls are collected at our 2 seed production units: the Nauzes site in Soual (81) and the Brindas site (69).

Every year Auriva produces
2.5 million high-quality doses, meeting the highest standards.

Quality controls are carried out throughout the manufacturing process to offer our local, national and international customers an impeccable product.
From the breeding farm to the seed production center, all bulls are subject to health checks by the Laboratoire National de Contrôle des Reproducteurs.

Regulatory controls :

Regulatory controls :
  • Tuberculosis
  • Brucellosis
  • Leucosis
  • IBR
  • BVD
  • Campylobacteriosis
  • Trichomoniasis
  • Clinical examination of the internal and external genitalia

The sexual function, common to all breeds, is the stage that verifies the ability to produce quality semen. A rigorous selection of broodstock is carried out at this stage.

Additional checks carried out by AURIVA:

  • Paratuberculosis
  • Neosporosis
  • Q fever
  • Bluetongue (ovine catarrhal fever)
  • Besnoitiosis
  • Schmallenberg
From collection to freezing of doses for artificial insemination

The production of doses for Artificial Insemination is the fruit of the collective work of our heifers and laboratory technicians, and follows a rigorous protocol.

Beyond this protocol, it’s also the care and attention paid to the health and well-being of the bulls (ventilation or air-conditioning, trimming, osteopath…) within our facilities that enables us to deliver high quality semen.

  • Preparing the bulls01

  • Seed collection by an animal handler02

  • Introduction of a semen sample into the IVOS03

  • Observation of seed quality04

  • Data capture and determination of optimum seed dilution05

  • Fabrication des paillettes06

  • Sorting and arranging the straws before freezing07

  • Freezing08

  • Dose storage with dose quarantine before dispatch to the distribution centre10