Inspected Rams at NSA Wales & Border Ram Sales
16th August 2021
Rams offered for sale at the NSA Wales & Border Main Sale this year will be inspected, a policy that is its hallmark. Organisers of the sale, to take place at the Royal Welsh Showground on 20th September 2021, say changes in Covid regulations have made inspections possible.
The veterinary inspection system is unique and gives enormous confidence to buyers at the NSA Wales & Border Ram Sales. They are renowned for the high standard of the rams on offer, inspected by the highly trained team to ensure that they are correct. The organizers are delighted that this measure, which so sets the sale apart, can now be put in place.
Chairman Graham Jones said: “Our policy first and foremost was to get the sale back on. We’re glad we’re allowed to achieve the usual high standards now that the regulations allow.” Every precaution will be taken to safeguard against Covid. Masks will be available as well as sanitisers and biosecurity. The inspection decision does of course remain subject to covid regulations
The inspection system was devised by Montgomery vet, the late Terry Boundy, who was invited to the early planning meetings in the 1970s. He had seen ram inspections in New Zealand and suggested training and then overseeing a group of inspectors in overall ram inspection. He recalled that he had seen so many rams with major testicular faults that could be picked out with a physical examination. Often rams who couldn’t perform had a good libido and appeared to be working.
Note: The NSA Wales & Border Main Ram Sale will be held at the Royal Welsh Showground on Monday 20th September.