Protect yourself and animals. Rams can injure each other during breeding season. The Ram Shield is so effective in subduing belligerent rams that it surprises first time “users” (both the ram and the shepherd).
Ram shields are used to block the ram’s forward vision—which prevents rams from charging humans or other rams. Side vision is not affected so the rams can still eat, graze, breed and drink. We use shields only as needed and remove them when the fight “urge” is over.
Horned shields fit over the horns.
Polled shields rely on the ears and head shape to hold its position.
Small—Cheviot, Finn, IceLandic, Katadin, Navajo Churro, Romanov and Shetland.
Large—Border Leicester, Columbia, Corriedale, Dorper, Dorset, Hampshire, Lincoln Longwool, Montadale, Polypay, Rambouillet, Romney, Southdown, Suffolk, Targhee, Texel and Tunis.
How to Use
- Lay ram shield against the ram's face.
- Thread top straps through loops on each side of shield.
- Fasten buckles around chin and around throat and pull straps very snug.
Polled Ram Shield:
- Thread top strap through loop on each side of shield, to form a space for the ram's ear to fit through.
- Place shield against the ram's face.
- Insert ears into spaces between straps.
- Fasten buckles around chin and around throat, and pull straps very snug.
Cutting the shield: Getting a good fit is not always easy, because every ram's head is different. A shield can be adjusted and modified (see photos above) within limits. The depth that you cut will depend on how wide your particular ram's head is.
Our Premier Serrated Foot Trimmer and ARS Hoof Trimmer work well for cutting the leather. Remember: Start small with your cuts, and then increase if the eyes are still blocked from the side. You want to block the forward vision, not the side vision.
See instructions above for additional information.
Listed below are recommended optional components or related items. Your particular situation may require alternative recommendations. Please call and talk to our consultants if there are any questions at 800-282-6631.
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Adam M from NORTH DAKOTA
The product is made of good quality materials. Stitching is strong and tight. The space provided for the ears could have been a little bigger but with some modifying the shield has stayed in place and helped hinder the rams from butting and charging without drastically affecting their ability to eat and drink. Small shield on Katahdins but might order a large to have on hand for more ear space.
Anne S from Alabama
Well it’s all they said and more. Instantly tamed my ram so that I could put him back with the ewes for breeding. He had previously been so aggressive that I was afraid he would hurt the girls. He wore the shield well for 2 days. On day 3 it was nowhere to be found. Somehow he got it off and the field is too big to search for it. I’m sure I’ll find it one day. Amazingly the 2 days have transformed my ram and it seems he no longer needs the shield.
Stephanie M from Illinois
Put on 2 horned Shetland. Easy to put on, stays on and does the job. Used the size chart and have had no issues.
Mindy F from Ohio
Couldn't get shield to stay on ram. He got it off three times.
- Physically too small for the shield.
- Straps are not tight enough.
Scott S from Oregon
OMG, did this work well on my large Icelandic ram! Bought the small size, fit perfectly. Completely took the fight out of him. I now feel safe working around him. Now we have a happy flock. Ram does not like it and tries to scrape it off once and a while. I am ordering a second one in case he succeeds (I did not cinch it down really tight because I wanted him to be more comfortable).