|Arrival day - April 26, 2018|
A short-scrotum ram is one whose testicles were pushed up inside the body cavity before banding. Because short-scrotum rams retain their testicles, they should still possess the growth characteristics of intact males. Because their testicles are the same temperature as their body temperature (not several degrees cooler), they should lack the fertility of intact males.
|A first taste of grass|
Towards the end of the project, the lambs will be evaluated for libido. Semen will be collected from those lambs that successfully mount ewes. Blood will be drawn to evaluate testosterone levels. The testes from the slaughtered lambs will be evaluated.