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Wyo ram sales tops $1,000 average

Written by wylr

Douglas – On Sept. 15, sheep producers from around the state gathered for the Wyoming Wool Growers Association 87th Annual Wyoming State Ram Sale. 

During the sale, 282 rams sold at top prices, and Wyoming’s sheep producers saw continued benefits. The sale average was $1,004, and rams from a variety of breeds sold.

   The top selling ram at this year’s sale was also the top selling Rambouillet, owned by Ian McGivney of Forbes and Rabel Rambouillets. The ram was purchased by Hageman Sisters for $2,600.

Reported By: Laurie Boner
Sept. 15, 2015
Wyoming State Fairgrounds, Douglas
282 Head Sold
Sale Avg. $1,004
Certified Rambouillets Avg. $1,650
Rambouillets Avg. $1,168
Targhee on Test Meeting Certified Ram Criteria Avg. $1,800
Targhees Avg. $676
Columbias Avg. $660
Rambouillet/Columbia Lambs Avg. $500
Prime Samms Yearlings Avg. $1,150
Prime Samms Lambs Avg. $450
Blackface Ram Sire Test Rams Avg. $1,000
Suffolk Yearlings Avg. $938
Suffolk Lambs Avg. $659
Hampshire Yearlings Avg. $500
Hampshire Lambs Avg. $575
Suffolk/Hampshire Lambs Avg. $885

 

Top sellers

Top Selling Certified Rambouillet – Lot 4, consigned by Forbes and Rabel
Rambouillets, purchased by Lee Isenberger for $2,250 
Top Selling Ram and Top Selling Rambouillet – Lot 9, consigned by Ian McGivney of Forbes and Rambouillets, purchased by the Hageman Sisters for $2,600
Top Selling Targhee on Test that met the Certified Ram Criteria – Lot 56, consigned by Ryan Boner, purchased by Monte Reed for $1,800
Top Selling Columbia – Lot 77A, consigned by Russell and Kathy Bell, purchased by Isenberger-Litton Livestock 
Top Selling Blackface Ram Sire Test Ram – Lot 90, consigned by Laramie Research Extension Center, purchased by JD Atkinson for $2,000
Top Selling Suffolk Yearling – Lot 115, consigned by Surprise Sheep Company, purchased by Jw and Thea Nuckols for $2,200 
Top Selling Suffolk Lambs – Lot 128, consigned by Dona Livestock, purchased by Pierre Carricuburu for $1,000 and Lot 86, consigned by Kitzen Sheep, purchased by Raymon Turk for $1,000 
Top Selling Hampshire Yearling – Lot 135, 136A and 136B, consigned by Nine Mile Sheep Co., purchased by Kevin Forgey for $500 
Top Selling Hampshire Lambs – Lot 137, consigned by Nine Mile Sheep Co., purchased by Kevin Forgey for $575
Top Selling Suffolk/Hampshire Lambs – Lot 142, consigned by Leslie Maneotis, purchased by Mountain Valley Livestock for $1,700