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DNA testing delivers poll flock fast

Posted by Bestprac on Jan 30 2013

The impact of using the Sheep CRC's new DNA test, for identifying carriers of the horn gene in Merinos, is now well defined in a report prepared by Professor Julius van der Werf.

The new information shows how important it is for any Poll Merino breeder to be testing their rams for presence of the horn gene. Since carrier rams are themselves poll, testing all Poll Merino rams, prior to use, is the only way to ensure that rams carrying the horn gene are excluded from the breeding program.

For further information and to find out how to order a DNA test click here

Last changed: Feb 01 2013



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