Footrot Gene Marker Test

With the increase in export of Dorper and White Dorper genetics to New Zealand and South America, Kaya has commenced a comprehensive DNA testing procedure to isolate rams and ewes that show genes for footrot resistance. Each animal tested will have a rating of 1 to 5, with 1 being LEAST SUSCEPTIBLE to footrot and 5 being MOST SUSCEPTIBLE.

A animal will have a “Footrot Rating”, eg 1,1 would be excellent, 5,5 would be poor. Most of our animals are 3,3 and better which is our base point in our breeding program.

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