TAWHAI SUFFOLK STUD
RE. SCRAPIE GENE TEST.
While the Scrapie resistance Gene test has little use in New Zealand, as we are fortunate to be one of the few countries in the world to be Scrapie Free. But to our fellow sheep breeders overseas this test is very important indeed. Therefore we currently gene test all our breeding sires and any Sheep for overseas export.
We are pleased to have some sires with ARR/ARR, NSP Type 1. All sires have their scores displayed on the Sires page.
Below is a link giving information fron Lincoln University on Scrapie Gene Testing.