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​Selection of Breeding Rams in Breeding Programs

DOI: 10.18805/BKAP305    | Article Id: BKAP305 | Page : 158-163
Citation :- ​Selection of Breeding Rams in Breeding Programs.Bhartiya Krishi Anusandhan Patrika.2021.(36):158-163
Mubashir Ali Rather, Ambreen Hamadani, Syed Shanaz, Tariq Ahmad Malik escritor005@gmail.com
Address : Department of Sheep Husbandry, Shrinagar-190 002, Jammu and Kashmir, India.
Submitted Date : 17-06-2021
Accepted Date : 7-07-2021

Abstract

A ram is considered half the flock due to its higher fitness (the proportionate contribution of off spring to the next generation) than ewe and selection of a breeding ram is one of the most important decision on any breeding farm. for a sound breeding program, a sound and quality breeding ram with excellent confirmation and above average performance in production and reproduction traits is a prerequisite. This article discusses the various aspects of selection of a breeding ram an understanding of which is absolutely important for any sheep breeder

Keywords

​Breeding values Breeding Ram Selection


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