Heritage Sheep Reproduction, LLC is working with the USA and UK sheep industries to facilitate the shipment of semen from UK rams to breeders in the USA from a range of UK breeds. Owned by Deb Nelson Gourley, B.S., M.S., this is a new and novel type of company to assist USA sheep breeders of any size flock, but especially those raising unique breeds. The USDA/APHIS has approved Deb's import permits totaling 6,000 doses (straw breedings) of frozen ram semen from 30+ breeds in the United Kingdom. The frozen ram semen shipments will be stored at an AI Center in the USA under liquid nitrogen (-196C / -320F) long-term cryopreservation. This will allow for trained personal to pack and ship semen tanks for distribution across the USA to meet both the USDA Scrapie Program and client needs.

UK Sheep Breeds Step 1: Select UK Sheep Breeds (Check Interest Form & News for Tank # status)


South Country Cheviot


Kerry Hill

Step 2: Send interest form for UK Frozen Ram Semen

Needed for liaising with both USA/UK breeders and breed societies to source rams and ensure a smooth flow of information. Contact your USA breed association for genetic diversity suggestions.

No payment information required
to submit form.


Step 3: Shop UK Frozen Ram Semen (check back for additional rams)

5 straws per client minimum order (can be multiple rams and breeds)