Welsh hill farmer ram sale tips
Welsh hill farmer Gareth Wyn Jones gives out some handy
hints and tricks for a successful ram sale trip.
Winter is drawing
in, and so are the long nights. It’s time for one of the most exciting times of
the farming year – ram sales!
perfect prize ram is no mean feat, and there are certain things that are
obvious to consider, such as a healthy coat to produce good quality wool.
however, a few things that may not be so obvious, and these things can only be
discovered through years of personal experience.
One of Gareth’s
top tips is to make sure you check the ram’s teeth. If the sheep has a good,
strong set of teeth, they will able to graze with ease all year round which
will ensure the production of good quality meat. Whereas if they are overshot,
or in bad condition, the animal will struggle to feed which will stunt their
your eye out for a strong, short and stocky ram. This specific type of figure
on a sheep promotes muscle building, ensuring a good amount of meat to sell
when the time is right.
Gareth is working with Oil 4 Wales to campaign for more people in Wales to buy local and help ease the issues faced by those in agriculture.