Today was doing part one of the 2009 sheep AI experiment with USDA-NAGP people.

Today we collected semen from 14 adult Black Welsh Mountain rams.

Each ram has his picture taken in front of a size marked tarp for future reference.

No pictures of semen collection. It takes all of us to hold the ram so no one spare to take any pictures.

Afterwards we collect blood samples for B. ovis testing and additional samples if required for genetic testing and DNA sequencing.

The semen is evaluated, processed and frozen in liquid nitrogen in the temporary lab we set up inside our workshop.

We will collect all the rams again tomorrow.