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.
July 29, 2017
In preparation for the August 12 sale, SVMGA needs your help replacing the cattle panels at the Halifax County Agricultural Marketing center on Saturday, August 5, at 8:00 a.m. If you are able to join the work party on that day, please call or text Debbie Duffer: 434-470-0550.
SVMGA also needs a few more volunteers to assist at the August 12, 7:00 am sale. If you can assist, please call or text Debbie Duffer: 434-470-0550.
July 23, 2017
Dr. Richard Browning of Tennessee State University wearing the Halifax County cap that was presented to him after his discussion on the effects of doe breeds at the Halifax County Agricultural Center on July 22, 2017.