Thursday, August 20, 2015

Sheep News

We have several upcoming sheep events in Virginia.


1)      The 40th Annual Virginia Performance Tested Ram Sale, Ewe Lamb Sale, and Sheep Field Day will be held Sat, Aug 29 at the Shenandoah Valley AREC near Raphine, VA. The educational program starts at 10:30 am, with the ram and ewe lamb sale starting at 1 pm. Attached is flier and the sale catalog. This information also on our VT Sheep Extension site


2)      The Virginia Tech Sheep Center will be hosting our 16th annual Production Sale on Saturday, Sept 5 at our Alphin-Stuart Livestock Arena here on campus. We will be offering approximately 50 head of Suffolk and Dorset ram lambs and ewe lambs. Attached is catalog with details. Additional information can be found on our web page


3)      On Sat, Sept 26 we will be hosting a Sheep Field Day and Katahdin Ram Sale at the Southwest AREC at Glade Spring, VA. This is our third year for this  forage-based hair sheep ram performance test which includes evaluation of parasite resistance. The educational program will center around this activity, and the top end of the rams will be sold. The Field Day will be in the morning with sale to follow. Attached is flier, and more details and information will also be forthcoming on our VT Sheep Extension site.


4)      Lastly, we are planning to host a Lambing School here on campus on Nov 6-7 (Friday-Saturday). We have a set of fall-lambing ewes which will be lambing at that time and will provide hands-on opportunity for the course. For this reason, we will be limited in number of attendees we can accommodate. Registration flier is attached.

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