Scrapie Resistance

In April/May 2006, we collected 280 embryos, in South Africa, from Type 5 ewes that were screened by DNA profile for scrapie resistance. All ewes were RR and the rams were either RR or single R. We have now received these Dorper and White Dorper embryos in Australia and will implant them in September 2006 with the progeny to be sold in our 2007 October sale. These sheep should be of significant interest to North American, South America and UK breeders.

We are also testing our Type 5 ewes in Australia and should have results early 2007.

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