There has been considerable research on techniques for artificial insemination of sheep with frozen ram semen (Maxwell, 1984). Acceptable pregnancy rates were reported following ‘two-step’ dilution and freezing of semen in P.V.C. ‘ministraws’ (Colas, 1975; Colas & Guerin, 1981); however, other workers have obtained poor fertility following cervical insemination with semen frozen in straws (Maxwell, etal. 1980; Tervit elal. 1984).