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Sires – two tooths and hoggets

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Ram buying and breeding advice

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Performance

National and International Measures of Performance available

National and International Cliental

Highly rated sires for AI/Embryo programmes available for National and International cliental

Why Choose Us?

The Reasons That You Should Contact Us

1

Client's Importance

Every client is important to us.

2

Quality Sires

High focus on delivering quality sires.

3

Guarantee

Underlying guarantee on the quality and use of our stock.

4

Proven Genetic Ability

The genetic ability of our stock is proven for generations.

5

Personalised Selling

Client needs are met by personalised selling to be sure they get sires that meet their needs.

Making the GDF9 Fertility Gene Available to Breeders

DNA TESTING IDENTIFIES ANIMALS CARRYING THIS MUTATION

Overseas research in Norwegian White sheep showed increased EBV for NLB of 0.20 -0.25 for Rams carrying one copy of the gene and 0.46-0.57 for Rams carrying two copies.

Ewes carrying two copies of the gene are fully fertile. This gene variant believed to originate from Finnish Landrace. Probably introduced to Blackdale by one of our foundation Texel ewes with Finnish Texel ancestry. Now mainly in our Texel Coopworth flock.

OUR AIM

  • Expand the base of females carrying the gene.
  • Incorporate GDF9, GDF8 (Myomax) and footrot resistance in our flocks.
  • Evaluate the impact of GDF9 on fertility in NZ sheep.
  • Texel Coopworth and 3/4 Texel 2 tooths Rams and ram hoggets carrying the gene available next year.

SEMEN FROM DOUBLE COPY RAMS ALSO AVAILABLE

CONTACT PERSON

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Peter and Marion Black
Phone/Fax (64) 03 224 6059
Leon and Wendy Black
Phone (64) 03 224 6106
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Email: blackd@es.co.nz
Ermedale, RD3, Riverton 9883, New Zealand
www.blackdalestud.co.nz

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