June 13, 2008
June 13, 2008 - A new article has been posted to the 2008 Sheep and Goat Research Journal.
The article, "PRNP Genotype and Sale Price - Associations of prion protein genotype with sale price in a flock of purebred Polled Dorsets," was written by C. D. Dechow, H. W. Harpster, S. R. Sieuve de Menezes and J. R. Werner. The objectives of this study were to determine prion protein (PRNP) genotype frequencies in a flock of Polled Dorsets and to estimate the association of PRNP genotype with the value placed on PRNP genotype by buyers of elite breeding stock.
This and other industry-specific research articles can be accessed at www.sheepusa.org
In 2005, the journal transitioned from a paper publication to an online publication. Work is ongoing to format earlier editions into electronic format providing broader access to this current sheep industry research.