September 8, 2006
September 8, 2006 - Nearly 150 producers in 26 states have made the most of the 2006 ram genotyping cost-share program being administered by the American Sheep Industry Association (ASI) in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS). Through this arrangement, producers have tested more than 470 rams for scrapie resistance and susceptibility in 2006.
Time is running out for anyone wishing to take advantage of this opportunity. Producers intending to participate in this program must have reimbursement forms postmarked no later than Friday, Sept. 15. The cost share provides $14-per-ram tested on up to ten rams.
Complete details about the ASI/APHIS genotyping program, along with a list of the approved labs, are available on the ASI Web site, www.sheepusa.org, by clicking on the "Ram Genotyping" link.
Opportunities for ram genotype testing are also available through many state/APHIS cooperative programs.