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DNA testing delivers poll flock fast

Monday 7th of January 2013

Effective use of DNA technology can reduce the chance of breeding horned Merino rams by 80% in just one year and completely remove the horn gene from the flock in just seven years, according to new data from the Cooperative Research Centre for Sheep Industry Innovation (Sheep CRC).

Through the Information Nucleus Flock, the Sheep CRC has researched the impact of various DNA testing regimes for breeding out the presence of the genes responsible for horns on Merinos. To read the full media release download the pdf below.

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