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Sheep Update:
1999 Eastern Stud Ram Sale

Livestock Update, July 1999

Scott Greiner, Extension Animal Scientist, Sheep, Virginia Tech

The 58th Annual Eastern Stud Ram Show and Sale was held June 11-12 in Staunton. This year's sale was dedicated to Carlton Truxell for his service to the Virginia sheep industry as manager of the Virginia Sheep Evaluation Station near Steeles Tavern. The show was held on Friday with just over 300 sheep exhibited. Wilson's Hampshires of Rural Retreat, VA exhibited the Champion Hampshire Ram and Reserve Champion Hampshire Ewe. The Champion Hampshire Ewe and Supreme Champion Wether Dam were both consigned by Simmons Hampshires of Staunton, VA. Wade Brothers of Greenville, VA exhibited the Champion Dorset Ram. The Champion Suffolk Ram was shown by Sponaugle Suffolks of Grottoes, VA. The sale on Saturday was highly successful, posting a $353 average on 348 head sold. Sale results, including price and number sold for each breed were as follows:

Hampshire$273 (20)$454 (26)
Polled Dorset$381 (40)$324 (84)
Suffolk$399 (35)$335 (34)
Southdown$319 (8)$355 (14)
Wether Sire & Dam$388 (45)$306 (42)
Total$369 (148)$342 (200)

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