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SPARK Award contributes to better understanding of genetic factors controlling wool shedding in sheep

A Biosciences KTN SPARK Award has funded a recently published piece of research on the genetic factors controlling wool shedding in “easy care” sheep. With the increasing costs of labour, and the decreased market value of wool, there has been renewed interest in “Easycare” sheep. Genetic traits which cause sheep to naturally shed their coats have become desirable. In this study, the...
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