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The following embryos are now approved and in stock. Visit catalogue for details and pedigree information .

All embryos have 3 generation pedigrees. Pedigrees are provided to the buyer of the embryos by DNAfrica on the birth of the lambs. 

Prices reported may be reduced by DNAfrica for large orders. 

Sheep  Producer Imported
Dorper Ernest  Connon  47 SOLD
White Dorper Driese Weise 61 SOLD
White Dorper Martin Compion Jr 20 SOLD
White Dorper Floors Brand 57 SOLD
Boer Goat van der Walt 42

 

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December 10, 2005

White Dorper Embryos 

We presently have 9  White Dorper embryos from the Kasteel herd of Driese Weise, These are available at $360 US FOB Toronto. 5 of these are part of an offer being considered. 

SOLD

All the Martin Compion Jr. embryos are now sold

Savanna Goat Embryos 

Embryos from these champion animals have been produced to meet the Canadian requirements. Twenty four were recently sold to the US. We have another 22 in stock.  For more information visit this embryo page at DNAfrica

 

White Dorper Embryos in Stock SOLD

We have 4 White Dorper embryos that are a breeding combination from the flocks of Floors Brand and Driese Weise. This is a rare opportunity to get genetics from the best of the two flocks.  Price $360 US FOB Toronto. 

 

Dorper Embryos in Stock SOLD

There are 51  Dorper embryos from the flock of Martin Compion Sr.  

 

Boer Goat embryos in Stock SOLD

We currently have 67  Boer Goat embryos in Canada in the embryo bank. These are available at  US $310 FOB Toronto - if you buy 10, we will give you one free. If you buy twenty, there will be 2 free of charge. These embryos are from excellent donors and if you wish to see more of them, visit http://dnafrica.co.za/boeremb2.htm

 

Damara  SOLD

Embryos are being imported into Canada this spring. Some are going to BC others to the USA. We anticipate steady growth in interest in these fat tailed animals for the growing market in North America. 

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Foot and Mouth Disease Threatens Embryo Movements from South Africa. 

The article below was released in late August. Since then, the international regulatory agencies have recognized the considerable effort South Africa has made to manage the problem and acknowledges that there is not likely to be a long delay in receiving approvals for export. - Buckrell 

THE dreaded foot and mouth disease has broken out on a pig farm at Camperdown near Pietermaritzburg. The outbreak, which has resulted in the death of more than 70 pigs, was confirmed on Friday night by Brian Weaver, director of veterinary services in KwaZulu-Natal. He said the occurrence of foot and mouth could have an immediate and devastating effect on South Africa's agricultural trade.

"This is such an infectious disease that the European Union will place an embargo on all South African agricultural produce, even wheat and grain, and trade will not resume again until we have the disease under control."

Weaver said this is the first confirmed foot and mouth infection in South Africa (outside of the Kruger National Park) since 1956. He said the virus definitely came from outside the country. "Suspicion of the disease was raised on Thursday when the Camperdown farmer experienced sudden losses of more than 70 pigs. Samples collected on the farm were immediately dispatched by air to the Institute of Epizootic Diseases at Onderstepoort, Pretoria. The test results were released this afternoon, confirming the suspicion of foot and mouth disease."

Weaver added that the farm and the surrounding farms have been placed under strict quarantine, which involves the movement control of animals in the area and vehicles and people on the infected farm. 

"Further investigations are being conducted by the KZN directorate of veterinary services in collaboration with the national directorate." Weaver said it is suspected that the pigs contracted the infection from swine will illegally obtained from a ship passing through Durban harbour. 

"The virus for foot and mouth disease identified by the laboratory at Onderstepoort is foreign to South Africa. Further testing will be able to determine the possible country of origin of the virus."

The outbreak is currently confined to one farm at Camperdown, he pointed out. "Tentative investigations carried out today indicate no further spread of the infection, but will only be confirmed after intensive inspections on all surrounding farms have been completed." He said farms outside the quarantine area, and the rest of the foot and mouth disease-free area in KZN and other provinces, will not be affected by this outbreak. "Farmers in the vicinity of Camperdown are urged to immediately notify any suspicious symptoms of foot lesions, lameness or excessive salivation in their livestock to the veterinary authorities," said Weaver.

The disease affects all cloven-hoofed animals (pigs, cattle, sheep and goats). "It is one of the most contagious animal diseases and has major significance in terms of world trade.  "The disease can be transmitted to humans but it is not life-threatening, but the economic impact can be devastating."

He added that some countries will continue to import agricultural produce from areas in South Africa that are free of foot and mouth. "But the EU countries will not import produce until the whole of South Africa is declared a disease-free zone."

 

 

AFRICA MOBILISES SOLDIERS TO FIGHT FOOT AND MOUTH
October 25, 2000
Reuters
Brendan Boyle
JOHANNESBURG, -- According to this story, South Africa mobilised part-time
militia and moved soldiers to rural KwaZulu-Natal province on Wednesday to
fight a new outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease which threatens the country's
meat export industry.
John MacDonald, spokesman for the Foot-and-Mouth Disease Control Centre, was
cited as saying the current force of around 500 police, military and
civilian officials would be boosted to around 1,500.
The story notes that the emergency upgrade follows Tuesday's news that the
disease, absent from South Africa for 44 years until it hit a commercial
herd in mid-September, had broken out in a free-roaming herd owned by tribal
farmers.
Five cattle in a herd of 34 tested positive on Tuesday, putting more than
5,000 animals at risk within an eight-kilometre radius.
MacDonald said the soldiers would ensure there was no movement of dead or
live cattle into or out of the new containment area.
He said all the 5,000 cattle at risk would have to be culled.
More than 3,600 cattle, pigs, sheep and goats have already been culled since
the disease broke out on a farm near the village of Camperdown, some 40 km
northwest of Durban.

S. AFRICAN FARMER BREAKS MILK TRANSPORT BAN IN FOOT-AND-MOUTH ZONE
October 21, 2000
Agence France Presse English
PIETERMARITZBURG, South Africa -- A South African farmer Saturday was,
according to this story, caught breaking a ban on moving milk in a
foot-and-mouth disease quarantine zone in Camperdown in the countryšs
KwaZulu-Natal province where the disease last month killed 70 pigs.
The governmentšs Foot-and-Mouth Disease Control Centre was cited as saying
the.
farmer was charged with endangering the provincešs foot-and-mouth disease
containment programme and will appear in court on Monday, adding that it was
the first contravention of the ban on transporting milk that was passed in
the 10-kilometre (six-mile) zone in Camperdown, in the east of the province,
on Friday.
Farmers had up to then been forbidden only to move milk into and out of the
zone but the restrictions were tightened after some farmers were seen
transporting milk out of the area.
The centrešs John McDonald was quoted as telling the SAPA news agency that,
"We have every sympathy for farmers ... but repeated attempts to breach the
regulations are grossly irresponsible."
He said 500 policemen, soldiers, veterinary officials and traffic officers
were manning roadblocks to enforce the ban in the zone where a new case of
foot-and-mouth was detected in a cow last week.




 

 

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