How to shop for a high-performing ram

Meat & Livestock Australia · September 29, 2021

Overview

This eLearning module will assist you in selecting your next high-performing ram– factoring in what you can and can’t see. It provides you with a guide of what to do before, at and after the sale.

There’s no doubt that the right ram will deliver for you and your future flock. This training package is designed to help you prepare carefully, choose wisely and care for this profit-maker once you get him home.

For more information about purchasing high-performing sires, visit genetics.mla.com.au

Learning objectives

At completion of this module, you will be able to:

  • Identify or reassess your breeding objective
  • Identify the relevant selection index that aligns with your breeding objective
  • Identify the relevant breeding values that align with your breeding objective
  • Search the sale catalogues and online Sheep Genetics databases to find rams that match your desired indexes and breeding values.

Quick guide: How to shop for a high-performing sire

Disclaimer – MLA makes no representation as to the accuracy of any information or advice contained in this training package and excludes all liability, whether in contract, tort (including negligence or breach of statutory duty) or otherwise as a result of reliance by any person on such information or advice. Content released November 2019.

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Meat & Livestock Australia

MLA’s purpose is to foster the long-term prosperity of the Australian red meat and livestock industry by investing in research and marketing activities. Through it's subsidiary companies, MLA also accelerates innovation across the value chain and delivers the industry’s integrity and on-farm quality assurance programs. Care is taken to ensure the accuracy of the information contained in all eLearning modules. However, MLA cannot accept responsibility for the accuracy or completeness of the information or opinions contained in the training packages. You should make your own enquiries before making decisions concerning your interests. MLA accepts no liability for any losses incurred if you rely solely on this material and excludes all liability as a result of reliance by any person on such information or advice. Apart from any use permitted under the Copyright Act 1968, all rights are expressly reserved. Requests for further authorisation should be directed to the Content Manager, PO Box 1961, North Sydney, NSW 2059 or info@mla.com.au. © Meat & Livestock Australia 2020 ABN 39 081 678 364. MLA acknowledges the matching funds provided by the Australian Government to support the research and development detailed in this eLearning module.

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Training package Includes

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  • 3 Quizzes