GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida will hold its second Ram Test and Sale this year and interested participants must register by May 1.
The Ram Test and Sale is part of a program to grow the sheep and goat industries in the Sunshine State and the Southeastern United States. Efforts surrounding sheep and small ruminants are a collaboration between the UF College of Veterinary Medicine and the UF/IFAS animal sciences department.
The program is designed to standardize environmental conditions to evaluate individual ram performance, provide high-quality performance tested rams to producers, offer educational opportunities to the industry, and facilitate networking among producers.
Eligible rams must be born between Dec. 1, 2021, and Feb. 15, 2022, and weaned by April 15, 2022.
Other important dates for the Ram Test and Sale are as follows:
- May 1 – Pre-registration deadline
- May 14 – Rams arrive at UF/IFAS Sheep Unit
- May 26 – 84-day gain test begins
- August 18 – 84-day gain test ends
- September 17 – UF/IFAS Ram Test Sale & Educational Program
To read more about the program and access the registration information visit https://animal.ifas.ufl.edu/smallruminant/ramtest/. For any questions regarding the UF/IFAS Ram Test and Sale, contact Jesse Savell at firstname.lastname@example.org or (352) 494-3397 or Clay Whitehead at email@example.com or (904) 796-0441.
The mission of the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) is to develop knowledge relevant to agricultural, human and natural resources and to make that knowledge available to sustain and enhance the quality of human life. With more than a dozen research facilities, 67 county Extension offices, and award-winning students and faculty in the UF College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, UF/IFAS brings science-based solutions to the state’s agricultural and natural resources industries, and all Florida residents.