First Australian dairy sheep born in Peru highlands

As part of joint work between local rural communities, private companies and government authorities in the Peruvian regions of Junín and La Libertad, the Sierra Exportadora program announced today the birth of the first Australian dairy sheep in Peru after the successful transfer of 150 frozen embryos imported from the Oceanic country.

Sierra Exportadora operation manager, Zaida Puescas, said the transfer of frozen thawed embryos in sheep has been developed for the first time in our country and it is the starting point to improve the sheep industry in order to produce better products such as milk, gourmet cheese, high quality wool and meat.

In the district of Chongos Altos, at some four thousand meters above sea level, a hundred black belly sheep were inseminated by intrauterine laparoscopy with frozen semen from an East Friesian, a breed of dairy sheep from Germany.

News source: ANDINA