Rams

Valais Blacknose Imported Frozen Semen in North America

VALAIS BLACKNOSE SHEEP SOCIETY USA·

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2019·

Frozen semen straws from purebred Valais Blacknose rams are available through Valais Blacknose Sheep Society member breeders. Check with breeder listed below for current availability and pricing of straws.
Note that this information is provided as a courtesy to our members, and VBSS is not in any way responsible for any private transactions between sellers/buyers.
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Scrapie Genotype Requirements

The Scrapie Genotype listed below refers to the ram’s genetic susceptibility or resistance to Scrapie — a fatal disease in sheep. ARR/ARR (a.k.a. “Group 1” — which is AA at codon 136, RR at codon 154, and RR at codon 171) is very rare, most-resistant Scrapie genotype. VBSS requires that the ram’s codon 171 Scrapie genotype is provided, but any codon 171 genotype (QQ, QR, and RR) is acceptable. All ram semen originating from EU/UK must be ARR/ARR to be exported. Ram semen originating in NZ (a country free of Scrapie infection) can be any Scrapie genotype to be exported to North America.

 

Available Rams (in alphabetical order):

Harrie (Import to UK)

Otte X Abila VBN2017 Tag No : 100128909458 DOB: 10/14/2017 (NL) Scrapie Genotype: ARR/ARR Available for USA/Canada/Worldwide Contact: Laurel Highland Farm/ Valais Blacknose Sheep – USA

Harrie at 9 months old

Hullockhowe Ezra (UK)

1470.3451.RS (Swiss Import) X Solwaybank Olwin (Dutch Import) VBN0920 Tag No : UK0108765/02052 DOB: 1/6/2017 (UK) Scrapie Genotype: ARR/ARR Available for USA/Canada/Worldwide Contact: Laurel Highland Farm/ Valais Blacknose Sheep – USA

Hullockhowe Ezra

Noblesse Davidhoff (UK)

Ockhuysen Rosita X Ockhuysen Thomas VBN0624 Tag No : UK0292189/00008 DOB: 03/16/2016 (UK) Scrapie Genotype ARR/ARR Available for USA Contact: Valais Blacknose Sheep Oregon / Super Sire Ltd

Noblesse Davidhoff

Passchendaele Flanders (UK)

New Forest Elizabeth X Pepijn (Dutch Export/Swiss Import) VBN2166 Tag No : UK0715557/00140 DOB: 10/27/2018 (UK) Scrapie Genotype: ARR/ARR Available for USA/Canada/Worldwide Contact: Laurel Highland Farm/ Valais Blacknose Sheep – USA

Flanders at 6 months old

Remco van ‘t Vormer (Import to UK)

Lulu X Dipsie VBN2788 Tag No : 100118296715 DOB: 8/19/2018 (NL)Rem Scrapie Genotype: ARR/ARR Available for USA/Canada/Worldwide Contact: Laurel Highland Farm/ Valais Blacknose Sheep – USA

Remco at 8 months old

Rocky van ‘t Vormer (Import to UK)

Plien X Dipsie VBN2783 Tag No : 100118296720 DOB: 9/25/2018 Scrapie Genotype: ARR/ARR Available for USA/Worldwide Contact: Laurel Highland Farm/ Valais Blacknose Sheep – USA Roc

Rocky at 7 months old

Solwaybank Extra Special (UK)

Solwaybank Noa X Solwaybank Nike VBN1071 Tag No : UK0581387/00089 DOB: 01/12/2017 (UK) Scrapie Genotype ARR/ARR Available for USA Contact: Baa Ram Ewe Farms

Solwaybank Extra Special

Prior Imports

Straws from the following rams were previously imported by several member breeders and may still be available on limited basis from members who purchased straws. (Inquire on our group forum for availability.)

(Courtesy of Laurel Highland Farm/Valais Blacknose Sheep USA)
Highland Danny (UK) Highland Betty X Solwaybank Commander VBN0938 Tag No : UK0522636/05918 DOB: 12/09/2016 (UK) Scrapie Genotype ARR/ARR Available for USA
Highland Darnell (UK)Highland Bethen II X Solwaybank Commander VBN0939 Tag No : UK0522636/05919 DOB: 12/09/2016 (UK) Scrapie Genotype ARR/ARR Available for USA
Solwaybank Commander (UK) Solwaybank Noa X Rik VBN0637 Tag No : UK0581387/01353 DOB: 12/25/2015 (UK) Scrapie Genotype ARR/ARR Available for USA

Straws from additional rams may be listed soon. Stay tuned for updates!