Selecting Rams for Rangeland Production

 

 By Kathy Voth

 In western states, where almost half of U.S. sheep are produced, the Suffolk ram is commonly used as the “terminal sire” – an animal with the best genetics to sire lambs for meat production. However, concerns about the ability of Suffolk-sired lambs to survive from birth to weaning, and then to harvest, raised some doubts about the Suffolk’s value as a terminal sire.

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