If you have a ram that you wish to genotype using a pellet or straw of his semen, you can do so by contacting Sheep Ireland directly. If the ram that you wish to genotype is still alive and is accessible to you, the best way to get him genotyped is by ordering and taking an ear tissue sample. It is recommendable that ear tissue sampling is taken over semen sampling if the ram is still alive. If the ram is dead and you have access to his semen, then a pellet or straw can be sent for genotyping.
It is vital that you contact Sheep Ireland directly if you plan to genotype any semen from rams that you have used.
Contact us on 023 882 0451 or email [email protected] and one of our representatives will contact you.