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DNA testing delivers poll flock fast

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.

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