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.