Friday, September 14, 2007

Performance tested rams average $302

The 32nd Annual Virginia Performance Tested Ram Lamb Sale was held at the Virginia Sheep Evaluation Station near Steeles Tavern on Saturday, August 25. A total of 27 rams sold for an average price of $302. The top-selling ram was a Suffolk which sold for $480. Rams sold to buyers in Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania.

The Virginia Ram Lamb Performance Test is sponsored by the Virginia Sheep Producer’s Association. Information on the 2008 test and sale may be attained from Dr. Scott Greiner, Extension Sheep Specialist, Virginia Tech, phone (540) 231-9163 or email

Source: Virginia Tech Livestock Update, September 2007.