Heritage Sheep Reproduction, LLC is working with the USA and UK sheep industries to facilitate the shipment of both frozen ram semen and frozen sheep embryos from UK to breeders in the USA from a range of UK breeds. Owned by Deb Nelson Gourley, B.S., M.S., this new and novel type company assists USA sheep breeders of any size flock, but especially those raising unique breeds. The USDA/APHIS has approved Deb's import permits totaling 7,000 straws of frozen ram semen from 30+ breeds in the United Kingdom. All frozen ram semen shipments are stored at Great Lakes Sire Service, Bronson, MI, under liquid nitrogen (-196C/-320F) long-term cryopreservation. All frozen sheep embryos will be stored at Reproduction Specialty Group, Lebanon, IN. This will allow for trained personal to pack and re-ship semen tanks for distribution
across the USA to meet both the USDA Scrapie Program requirements and client needs.