Beltex lambs with a mule ewe mother, born via embryo transfer© FLPA/Rex/Shutterstock
Two Welsh pedigree sheep breeders are accelerating flock improvement and achieving high sale prices by flushing embryos from their best female lines to produce multiple lambs from a single ewe in one season. Tomos Evans first used embryo transfer (ET) technology in his Texel flock in 2001, when the foot-and-mouth crisis prevented him from buying females. See also: Embryo transfer a faster way to boost beef genetics For Rhys Cooke, it was a desire to use only his best female […]