Think a lot depends on amounts of semen you buy as you noted. Plus having a good relationship with your semen repYou should get a discount on the flask if you buy the semen off them. Cogent are the cheap for top ups. They also give you free comsumables for ai. Also got a free digital thawer and universal pistol last year off them. But that might be dependant how much you buy.
The bit about the digital thaw unit bring essential- just out of interest why would you say it’s essentially for sexed semen.I think JFC sell storage boxes, Nitrogen tank is around £400, Nitrogen refill about £140 per year, digital thaw unit £160 (essential if using sexed semen) universal pistol about £40.
Colour the end of the plunger?One other thing - if you do a deal for a whole kit then demand a free pack of multi colored polos for your guns. Most kits come with all yellow polos which if you're serving 2 cows with 2 different bulls is a waste of time.
start of the breeding season order 80 straws from company a 80 from company b.LN isn't cheap and most companies just charge the cost of getting it into the flask. Theres no profit made on it.
Consumables are always a funny one. Do you really need a box of gloves, sheaths and lube with every order of 20 beef straws? Some farms are stocked for an AI apocalypse!
Do a decent order and you've got more weight to throw around.