October 19, 2017
Hollering Hill Auction opens its door for the first of their weekly auctions this Thursday, October 19.
There will be a ribbon cutting ceremony at 4 pm followed by the first auction at 4:30 pm and you are invited to attend! The items to be auctioned weekly are livestock, flowers, vegetables, hay and farm equipment.
The auction is located at:
Hollering Hill Auction
4108 Hunting Creek Road
Nathalie, VA 24577
Please let me know if you have any questions.
Hope to see you there!
Kimley A. Blanks, MBA
Halifax County, VA
Post Office Box 699
1030 Cowford Road, Suite LL1
Halifax, Virginia 24558
434.476.3300 ext. 3331
August 17, 2017
The Sheep Field Day and 42nd Annual Virginia Performance Tested Ram Sale & Replacement Ewe Lamb Sale will be held on Saturday, August 26, 2017 at the Virginia Sheep Evaluation Center on the Virginia Tech Shenandoah Valley Research and Extension Center in Steeles Tavern, VA.
This program is sponsored by the Virginia Sheep Producers Association and the VSPA Seedstock Council.
10:30 a.m. Field Day & Educational Program
1:00 p.m. Ram and Ewe Auction Sale
Lunch is available on site, provided by the Virginia Junior Sheep Breeders
Printable Sale Catalog with additional details at http://www.vasheepproducers.com/uploads/3/0/8/3/3083192/2017_va_ram_test_sale_catalog1.pdf
Videos of rams to be sold in auction https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLdZWXMnsCUkfzClF6Pqu7HgecvVtXyn3_
Online bidding available at: http://www.livestockbuyer.com
On Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/VARamTest/
For more information contact:
Dr. Scott Greiner
Extension Animal Specialist, Sheep
August 17, 2017
There were 193 animals sold with a gross payment to producers of $17,720.50. SVMGA collected $60.00 for memberships, $10.00 renewal for 2018, $40.00 in late registration fees, and $5.00 for scrapie tag applications.
The prices, per pound, were as follows:
Male kids up to 65 lbs and female kids any size $1.90
Male kids 65 lbs to 100 lbs 2.10
Adult bucks 1.45
Adult does 1.00
Male lambs up to 65 lbs & female lambs any size $1.75
Male lambs 65 to 100 lbs 2.00
Rams over 100 lbs 1.45
The date of the next sale will be discussed at the next regular meeting on August 24.
Thank you to the volunteers who worked in the rain to make this another successful sale.