Normal values for the scrotal circumference in rams of gotlandic breed.

@article{Sderquist2006NormalVF,
  title={Normal values for the scrotal circumference in rams of gotlandic breed.},
  author={Lennart S{\"o}derquist and Fredrik Hult{\'e}n},
  journal={Reproduction in domestic animals = Zuchthygiene},
  year={2006},
  volume={41 1},
  pages={61-2}
}
Selection of fertile sires is crucial for profitable lamb production. Males with larger testes tend to sire daughters that reach puberty at an earlier age and ovulate more ova during each oestrus period. Measurement of the scrotal circumference (SC) is thus an essential part of the breeding soundness evaluation. Testicular size varies with breed, age and time of the year. No SC values or recommendations for minimal values have been established in any of the Scandinavian domestic sheep breeds… CONTINUE READING

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