The ram buying season has begun and many farmers are trying to buy to further develop their flock. Rams are chosen according to the needs of the farmer, and how exactly he wants to adapt his flock in future. Rams can be chosen according to many attributes such as how they look, physical strength, size or type of breed for example.
Farming Connect have published a list of other considerations beyond the obvious attributes for buyers to consider when choosing a ram. It is important to consider the Estimated Breeding Values or EBVs for example, that take a more comprehensive look at the genetics of an animal and the specific value that can derive from certain attributes. To read the advice given by Farming Connect and to develop a better understanding of Estimated breeding Values, follow this link to their website.