Managing rams for successful sheep breeding

Healthy rams in top working order perform better at joining. Good ram management can have many economic benefits and determine the success of your breeding program.

You must make sure rams are not just healthy but also content, as they are more likely to breed and be productive. It's also important to understand when a ram is not performing to the required standard, whether anything can be done to improve performance, or if it is time to replace or cull.

Good nutrition and a high-quality ram paddock are 2 ways to improve the health of your rams, leading to more successful breeding.

This guide explains how to maximise sperm production and overall fertility in your rams. It also explains how to identify signs of disease that can affect rams' fertility, and how to keep your rams fit and ready to breed.