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Buying a ram? Make use of the genetic information


With ram sales in full swing, Kevin Mc Dermott Sheep Ireland Manager joins Ciarán Lynch on this week’s OviCast to discuss using genetic information when making your purchasing decisions.

First, Kevin highlights the benefits genetic improvement has in a flock as he discusses the results from on-farm validations.

There is a discussion on what information is available for recorded rams in sales catalogues with Kevin highlighting and explaining the key areas to focus on.

With over 1000 pedigree breeders recorded in LambPlus, Kevin explains the online ram search tool and how it can be used to identify rams right across the country.

Finally, Kevin discusses this year’s sheep Ireland multibreed rams sale.

For more episodes from the OviCast podcast, visit the show page at: www.teagasc.ie/ovicastpodcast