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Sheep Update

Livestock Update, December 1999

Scott Greiner, Extension Animal Scientist, Sheep, Virginia Tech

1999 Bred Ewe Sale Results
The 1999 Virginia Sheep Producers Association Bred Ewe and Lamb Sale was held Saturday, October 23 at the Rockingham County Fairgrounds in Harrisonburg. A total of 20 ewes sold for an average price of $303. Top-selling ewe was a yearling Suffolk Wether Dam consigned by Cornerstone Suffolks of Berryville, Va., and sold to Michael Witt of Cedar Bluff, Va., for $950. Sale results by breed were as follows:

       Sale Average
5 Dorsets$280
2 Finnsheep$163
4 Suffolks$225
2 Southdowns$238
7 Wether Dams$421
20 Total Ewes$303

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