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Southwest AREC Ram Test

The 9th Annual Forage-Based Ram Test opened up on June 1st 2021, with delivery of rams consigned by 37 producers from 8 states.

ANNUAL FIELD DAY AND SALE WILL BE HELD SEPTEMBER 24, 2021!

2021 SWAREC FIELD DAY & RAM SALE FLIER

**UPDATED 2021 SWAREC Ram Test Sale Catalog

 

Virginia Tech's Southwest Ag Research and Extension Center Ram Test was initiated in 2012, and is the only program in the U.S. evaluating rams through a forage-based performance test designed specifically to evaluate post-weaning growth and parasite resistance. The test provides a mechanism for which ram lambs can be evaluated among rams from other flocks in a common environment, with the top end of the rams offered for sale at the conclusion of the program. Since inception, the program has had strong participation from breeders across the country, as well as sent rams to multiple states through the sale. This program is unique and created much interest across the industry.

For more information, please contact Lee Wright - (276) 944-2200 or Dr. Scott Greiner - (540) 231-9159