Ram selection center

The selection center, which has been in operation since 1988 and is owned by the ‘L’Escaroun’ Consortium, keeps around sixty rams in winter, which are then distributed to individual farms for breeding in the spring and autumn. Compared to single breeding, this initiative allows more complete and timely evaluations as well as a rapid comparison of the morphological aspects of the animals. The future rams, selected at birth in the individual farms by the Breed Committee, are purchased by the Consortium and brought to the center after weaning. Here they undergo health checks and, as they say in technical jargon, are ‘tested’.