Hi folks, the boys are a mite hard on my ground and my neighbors, and I'm wondering how realistic it would be to go with AI instead of keeping bucks. The problem is, I have virtually no knowledge about the economics and practicalities of AI. So here come the questions: Do you have to keep a liquid nitrogen tank on the premises? If so, how big? How much would one expect to pay for a reliable tank? What is the maintenance cost (refilling with Nitrogen)? What is the maintenance period? Does one typically have an automatic schedule with a nitrogen guy, or what? If you don't need to keep your own tank, where do you store the semen? If the semen is offsite, how do you get it home in good shape when your doe is in heat? I've seen straws of semen for sale. What does it cost to ship them? How much is the shipper? If it's expensive, do you have to buy it, or can it be rented? How reliable is AI? Is it technically difficult to get it right? What is involved in getting a buck collected? Does it make sense economically if you only want to keep the straws yourself, not necessarily market them? Well, I guess that's it for now. I'll let you know if I think of anything I still have questions about. Thanks in advance for any information. It's so great to have all you experienced goat folks to come to for advice!