Registering a private access semen storage centre

Applications for the registration of a private access semen storage centre must be sent to the Directorate-General for Food and Veterinary Matters (DGAV).

Service channels


    Registering a private access semen storage centre

Procedure and requirements


Complete the online form providing the:

  • identification of the applicant
  • name and location of the centre
  • name of the agent who will perform the artificial insemination at the centre.

Please attach the following documents to the form:

  • document providing full location, including geo-referencing
  • floor plan of the facilities
  • detailed description of the facilities
  • description of staff and livestock circuit (clean and dirty areas)
  • equipment list
  • description of the registration system (procedures, animals, filing, semen traceability, etc.)
  • a copy of the licence or operating permit issued under the New Scheme for Exercising Livestock Activity (NREAP) or extract from the commercial register.

The registration of a bovine semen storage centre, whether privately or publicly accessible, always requires a registered Artificial Insemination Agent (AIA), so that if the agent is not yet registered, applicants must also complete the form ‘Register an Artificial Insemination Agent’.

Additional Data

Should you have any queries, please contact the DGAV’s Animal Genetic Resources Office

Competent Entity

Direção-Geral de Alimentação e Veterinária

Address: Campo Grande n.º 50 1700-093 Lisboa

Phone number: 213 23 9 500

Fax: 213 463 518

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