Kimbolton Flock Participates in British Texel Genomic Project

A ram from the Kimbolton Flock has been selected to provide a tissue sample as a part of this milestone research project.

The project is a breed development geonomic DNA programme which is being carried out by the Texel Sheep Society in conjunction with SAC and Ovita New Zealand and will see 390 samples taken in the UK from high index Texel Rams.

The sample was provided from the stock ram Broncroft Osman and the outcome of the research will allow for a better understanding of the breeds DNA profile. This will offer future opportunities for the breed’s inclusion in the development of Terminal Sire Markers that may become available to UK breeders in the future. 

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