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How to check the ram is fit for breeding

Edward Egan, Drystock Advisor, Teagasc Co. Meath has compiled a fact sheet for sheep farmers on how to check the ram is fit for breeding. Edward outlines 10 key areas that need addressing and he advises beginning the ram check on time - at least 10 weeks prior to start of breeding. Download it here

View or download How to check your ram is fit for breeding (PDF)


Listen to Edward Egan on the Ovicast podcast on this topic below

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

Watch as Edward demonstrates a full ram check in the short video below

If you liked this article you might also like to read Purchasing rams Check out this factsheet How to check the ewe is fit for breeding , also by Edward Egan, Teagasc.

To find out more see Teagasc Sheep

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