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Dr. Scott P. Greiner, Extension Animal Scientist, VA Tech

2010 Virginia Performance Tested Ram Lamb & Replacement Ewe Lamb Sale Results

The 35th Annual Virginia Performance Tested Ram Lamb Sale was held at the Virginia Sheep Evaluation Station at the Virginia Tech Shenandoah Valley AREC near Steeles Tavern on Saturday, August 28.  A total of 41 rams sold for an average price of $433.  Top-selling ram was a North Country Cheviot consigned by High Road Sheep of Covington, VA which sold for $670.  As a new addition to the day’s activities, an educational field day was held prior to the sale with a nice crowd on hand.  Replacement ewe lambs were sold immediately following the rams.  A total of 26 ewe lambs sold for an average price of $272.  Double Scott Farm of Princeton, WV consigned the top-selling lot of ewe lambs with a pair of Suffolks selling for $360 each.  Rams and ewe lambs sold to buyers in Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina.  Sale results were as follows:


Sale Average

20 Suffolk


6 Fall Dorsets


6 Winter Dorsets


3 Katahdins


2 North Country Cheviot


2 NC Cheviot x Suffolk Crossbreds


2 White Dorper


41 Total Rams






26 ewe lambs


The Virginia Ram Lamb Performance Test and Replacement Ewe Lamb Sale is sponsored by the Virginia Sheep Producer’s Association.  Information on the 2011 test and sale may be attained from Scott Greiner, Extension Sheep Specialist, Virginia Tech, phone 540-231-9163 or email

Virginia Fall Bred Ewe Sale to be Held December 4

The 2010 Virginia Sheep Producer’s Association Fall Bred Ewe Sale will be held Saturday, December 4 at 1:00 PM at the Rockingham County Fairgrounds in Harrisonburg.  Yearling ewes and ewe lambs, along with mature ewes will be sold.  All yearling and mature ewes will be sold as guaranteed pregnant.  Breeds offered will include Suffolk, Hampshire, Dorset, and crossbreds including wether dams.  For a sale catalog or more information contact Corey Childs at 540-955-4633.


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Issued in furtherance of Cooperative Extension work, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Virginia State University, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture cooperating. Alan L. Grant, Dean, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences; Edwin J. Jones, Director, Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg; Jewel E. Hairston, Administrator, 1890 Extension Program, Virginia State, Petersburg.


September 1, 2010

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