Sexual performance of rams in serving capacity tests predicts success in pen breeding.

@article{Perkins1992SexualPO,
  title={Sexual performance of rams in serving capacity tests predicts success in pen breeding.},
  author={Archibald Perkins and James A. Fitzgerald and Edward O. Price},
  journal={Journal of animal science},
  year={1992},
  volume={70 9},
  pages={
          2722-5
        }
}
The purpose of this study was to determine the extent to which sexual performance (serving capacity) tests can be used to predict the sexual behavior and reproductive success of rams in the context of pen mating. Standard serving capacity tests were used to select four low (LP) and four high-performing (HP) rams from a population of 94 yearling males. Each selected ram was then exposed to approximately 30 estrus-synchronized ewes for a 9-d period. Ejaculations observed and mounting marks left… CONTINUE READING
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