Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Sheep Field Day & Ram Lamb Sale

The 2015 Virginia Tech Southwest Sheep Field Day and Ram Lamb Sale will be held Saturday, September 26 at the Virginia Tech Southwest Agricultural Research & Extension Center, Glade Spring, Virginia. Katahdin rams participating in the ram test at the AREC will be offered for sale.  Some of the rams sold will also have EBVs for parasite resistance.

Katahdin rams from 2014 Sale
The purpose of the Southwest Virginia AREC Ram Test is to provide a standardized post-weaning performance evaluation of growth and parasite resistance that will furnish records which will be useful to the consignor's breeding program. The test also serves as an educational tool for the sheep industry.

Download Sale Catalog 

Editor's note:  This is one of the few opportunities to buy a ram that has proven parasite-resistance.

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