I am interested in importing Awassi semen from Australia into the USA. However, the minimum order is 250 straws and I only need a dozen. I am looking for other interested parties. The order may also include a mix of genetics which includes there Assaf-type breed (available w/white wool or colored).
If you are interested, let me know and I can get more information to you. I am not sure of the costs....but the purchase price for larger semen orders is about $25/straw. They may be charging more for the smaller order and/or have a sliding price scale depending upon the sire/breed selected.
Awassi sheep are among the highest milk producers in the world and the Improved-Awassi types are know to produce 400+L of milk over a 200+ day lactation period. And, they can do this on grass. The cross of Awassi and East Fresian (the Assaf) is also well-known for high milk production. The Australian source I have been in discussions with has the Improved-type with lineage directly back to Israel. Their colored-Assaf are from crossing Awassi with colored-East Fresian.