Upcoming Program: Evaluating Rams & Bucks for Breeding Soundness

Upcoming Program: Evaluating Rams & Bucks for Breeding Soundness


Purdue Extension – Washington County invites any small ruminant producer interested in learning more about the importance of breeding soundness evaluation of rams and bucks before each breeding season to participate in a program presented by veterinarians, Dr. Jerry Rusch and Dr. Ellen Burcham from Spring Mill Veterinary Service in Mitchell, IN.

The program is Tuesday, May 18 beginning at 6:00 pm at the Washington County Fairgrounds (118 Fair St., Salem).

Dr. Rusch and Dr. Burcham will cover the basics of breeding soundness and demonstrate the process of animal and semen evaluation to determine the breeding soundness of rams and bucks.

The program is free, but RSVP’s are required by Monday, May 17 to
Purdue Extension – Washington County by emailing dhowellw@purdue.edu or calling 812-883- 4601.

This program is made possible by generous support from Spring Mill Veterinary Service, Washington County Sheep Association, and Washington County Goat Association.

This is an in-person program. Social distancing and masks are encouraged.

Contact the Extension office for more information.