TAWHAI SUFFOLK STUD
RE. SPIDER LAMB SYNDROME GENE TEST.
We Gene test all our breeding sires as well as those Rams who are sold for Transfer (as required by the NZ Sheepbreeders Assn and the National Suffolk Breeders Commitee.)
We are fortunate that we have never been effected within the stud by this Genetic Disorder, introduced to NZ in the 1990's with the importation of American Suffolk Blood lines, via Australia. Thru careful breeding in the early days and Genetic screening once this became available.
Below is a link with information from Massey University on Spider lamb Syndrome Gene testing.