Ram selection

Rams are selected in most cases from ewes that are 5 yrs. and older. Their dams are productive ewes weaning 2.6 lambs or more per year over those 5 years. These ewes are aggressive mothers, that milk well and have good tight udders with low incidence of mastitis which contributes to the longevity of the ewe flock. These traits are passed on to the offspring through the Ram.

Rams are also selected using the Canadian GENOVIS performance production system which we have been using from the start. We have decades of production records on this system.

All the rams are tested for parasite resistance, through University of Guelph Animal Health Labs using the McMaster test for fecal egg counts (fec).

Breeding Rideau rams