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Ram Sale




WSSP
PO Box 2145
Leavenworth, WA 98826
509-888-3003
Every July, we hold a Ram and Ewe Show and Sale. This is held in conjunction with the Northwest Junior Sheep  Exposition in Moses Lake, WA.  This sale is held in high regard with a strict sifting committee and health standards of all sheep consigned. All sheep sold are either lambs or yearlings.

JOIN US IN MOSES LAKE ON JULY 20, 2013 AT THE GRANT COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS
BBQ LUNCH 11:30 A.M., SALE 1:30 P.M.

CONSIGNORS: The entry form will be in the WSSP April newsletter and as a PDF file below. All consignors must be members in good standing with WSSP. If you wish to consign and are not a member, send in dues money with an application form which you can download here and include with your entry form. If you have not renewed your 2013 dues yet, do so at time of submitting your entries.

New consignors:  Any division/class can be entered but are limited to a total of 2 rams and/or 2 ewes per breed with a limit of 4 rams or show ewes total and/or 10 commercial ewes. READ THE COMPLETE RULES BELOW FOR DETAILS before entering.

If you have questions or cannot access the rules below, please phone the sale secretary at 509-888-3003 or email wssp@gmx.com or the sale chairman, Jim Acuff at 208-777-3082.







WSSP 2013 RAM & EWE SALE RESULTS

     The Washington State Sheep Producers’ 2013 Ram and Ewe Show and Sale was held July 20, 2013 in Moses Lake at the Grant County Fairgrounds. A big thank you to the consignors and buyers, with special thanks to all the volunteers who contributed their time and energy to make the sale a success, including the Ram Sale committee, the sifting crew, and veterinarian Sruti Sreerama.
     Youth Skill-A-Thon winners were Carmen Swannack ($100 credit toward the purchase of an animal), Leah Swannack  ($75), and Tayson Gerdsen ($50).
     New to the sale this year was the First Annual Stud Ram Class with eight entries. The top three, receiving cash premiums, were Sarah Smith ($150), Curtis Pumphrey ($100) and Linda Roberts ($75).
     This year’s Futurity Show Ewe Lamb Sale had 12 entries with the top three being: Keith Pumphrey, Kim Hamilton and Jake Fallesen.

High sellers/buyers included:
     ·     $825 to Maki-Smith Farms by Becky McDowell for a Crossbred yearling ram;
     ·     $800 to Maki-Smith Farms by Steve Rothrock for a Crossbred yearling ram;
     ·     $800 to Maki-Smith Farms by Nannette Naught for a Crossbred yearling ram;
     ·     $800 to Pumphrey Show Lambs by Christian Smith for a Hampshire ewe lamb;
     ·     $750 to Pumphrey Show Lambs by Nila Browning for a Crossbred ram lamb.
     ·     $700 to V-8 Sheep by Nick Nelson of Blue Mountain Community College for a Crossbred ram lamb.

     Average prices of sheep sold are as follows: Rams: 14 Commercial Yearling Rams averaged $542 per head; 27 Commercial Ram Lambs averaged $403 per head. Ewes: 27 Commercial Ewes averaged $311 per head.
     With the donation of a Suffolk ewe lamb by Linda Roberts of Orbit Suffolks, we were able to raise $1,325 for the WSSP Youth Scholarship fund. We are excited about the opportunity to continue this program with the help of so many generous donations.
     The Youth Scholarship Committee will be presenting scholarships at WSSP’s convention in October. The scholarship application is included in this issue and can also be found on our website www.wssp.org
     We would like to again thank all the volunteers that helped with sifting, the sale ring, loading out, sale log and the consignors and buyers for their attendance and help in making the sale a success.
              Thank you,
         Jim Acuff, Ram Sale Chair
    Sam Hays, RS Committee
    Marcia Parrish, Sale Secretary



WSSP 2011 RAM & EWE SHOW & SALE RESULTS

    The Washington State Sheep Producers' 2011 Ram and Ewe Sale was held July 16, 2011 in Moses Lake at the Grant County Fairgrounds. A big thank you to the consignors and buyers, with special thanks to all the volunteers who contributed their time and energy to make the sale a success, including the Ram Sale committee and the sifting crew. Sruti Sreerama should also be recognized for stepping in for Jill Swannack and taking care of the veterinary side of things during the sifting process.
    Keeping the sale flowing smoothly, was auctioneer Jake Fallesen. Spokane Area Sheep Producers hosted a lamb luncheon again this year, and straw for pens was provided by Blauert Farms of Washtucna. Pens were cleaned by the 89'ers 4-H Group. Youth Skill-A-Thon winners were Carmen Swannack ($100 credit toward the purchase of an animal), Leah Swannack  ($75), and Kyle Francisco ($50).
     New to the sale this year was the First Annual Show Ewe Lamb Sale, established as an incentive for youth and adults to offer for sale and to purchase high-quality show ewe lambs that will improve the overall quality of their flocks. There were nine entries with the top three being: Jeremy Bagwell, Orbit Suffolks and Blaire Roberts.
High sellers/buyers included:
     ·     $1,175 to Cedar Hill Suffolks by PersonNameNorris Ranches for a placeCitySuffolk yearling ram;
     ·     $750 to Little Creek Columbias by Blauert Farms for a placeCityColumbia yearling ram;
     ·     $650 to AZ-WA Suffolks by Blauert Farms for a placeCitySuffolk yearling ram;
     ·     $625 to Orbit Suffolks by Ron Cox for a Crossbred ram lamb;
     ·     $600 to Jeremy Bagwell by Nila Browning for a Hampshire ewe lamb.
     Average prices of sheep sold are as follows: Rams: 5 Commercial Yearling Rams averaged $715 per head; 29 Commercial Ram Lambs averaged $397 per head. Ewes: 9 Registered/Show Ewe Lambs brought $389; 8 Commercial Ewes averaged $359 per head.
     With the donation of a Suffolk ewe lamb by Sam Hays of AZ-WA Suffolks, we were able to raise $1,600 for the WSSP Youth Scholarship fund. We are excited about the opportunity to continue this program with the help of so many generous donations.
     The Youth Scholarship Committee will be presenting scholarships at WSSP's convention in October. The scholarship application is included in this issue and can also be found on our website www.wssp.org
     We would like to again thank all the volunteers, consignors and buyers for their attendance and help in making the sale a success.
               Thank you,
               Jim Acuff, Ram Sale Chair
               Marcia Parrish, Sale Secretary

WSSP 2010 RAM & EWE SHOW & SALE RESULTS

The Washington State Sheep Producers' 2010 Ram and Ewe Show and Sale was held July 17, 2010 in Moses Lake at the Grant County Fairgrounds. A big thank you to the consignors and buyers, with special thanks to all the volunteers who contributed their time and energy to make the sale a success, including the Ram Sale committee and the sifting crew. Sale auctioneer was Jake Fallesen and the show judge was Jan Busboom. The Spokane Area Sheep Producers hosted a lamb luncheon. Straw for pens was provided by Blauert Farms of Washtucna. Pens were cleaned by the 89'ers 4-H Group. Youth Skill-A-Thon winners were Carmen Swannack ($100 credit toward the purchase of an animal), Leah Swannack  ($75), and Kyle Francisco ($50).
     Grand and Reserve Champions are as follows: Grand Champion Dorset Ram: Millers Livestock ram lamb; Reserve Champion Dorset Ram: River Glen Farm ram lamb; Grand Champion Hampshire Ram: Haslem Livestock yearling lamb; Grand Champion Suffolk Ram:  Millers Livestock ram lamb; Reserve Champion Suffolk Ram:  Millers Livestock ram lamb; Grand Champion Dorset Ewe: Miller's Livestock ewe lamb; Grand Champion Suffolk Ewe:  Miller's Livestock ewe lamb; Reserve Champion Suffolk Ewe: Millers Livestock ewe lamb.
High sellers/buyers included:
·     $775 to Orbit Suffolks by Margie Lange for a Crossbred ram lamb;
·     $400 to AZ-WA Suffolks by Blauert Farms for a Suffolk yearling ram;
·     $400 to Orbit Suffolks by Lonnie Dixon for a Crossbred ram lamb;
·     $375 to Sheldon Suffolks by Feustal Farms for a Suffolk yearling ram;
·     $375 to Norris Ranches by Don Burt for a Crossbred Suffolk ram lamb.
     Average prices of sheep sold are as follows: Rams: 1 Registered/Show Yearling Ram brought $300; 2 Registered/Show Ram Lambs averaged $237 per head; 15 Commercial Yearling Rams averaged $323 per head; 22 Commercial Ram Lambs averaged $303 per head. Ewes: 1 Registered/Show Ewe Lamb brought $200; 10 Commercial Ewes averaged $181 per head.
     With the donation of a Hampshire ewe lamb by Todd Barth of 5B Sheep Company and two Anatolian Shepherd puppies donated by Jill Swannack of Feustal Farms, we were able to raise $1,465 for the WSSP Youth Scholarship fund. We are excited about the opportunity to continue this program with the help of so many generous donations.
     The Youth Scholarship Committee will be presenting scholarships at WSSP's convention in November.
     We would like to again thank all the volunteers, consignors and buyers for their attendance and help in making the sale a success.
                                                    Thank you,
                                                   Jim Acuff, Ram Sale Chair  & Marcia Parrish, Executive Secretary.

PRESS RELEASE:  August 21, 2009

     The Washington State Sheep Producers' 2009 Ram and Ewe Show and Sale was held July 18, 2009 in Moses Lake at the Grant County Fairgrounds. According to Chairman, Jim Acuff, there was a good set of rams that sold, but overall the number of animals was down this year. Thanks go to the consignors and buyers, with special thanks to all the volunteers who contributed their time and energy to make the sale a success, including the Ram Sale committee and the Sifting committee. Sale auctioneer was Jake Fallesen and the show judge was Jake Reister. The Spokane Area Sheep Producers hosted a lamb luncheon. Straw for pens was provided by Blauert Farms of Washtucna. Pens were cleaned by the 89'ers 4-H Group. Youth Skill-A-Thon winners were Leah Swannack ($100 credit toward the purchase of an animal), Morgan Hatley ($75), and Isabella Teague ($50).
     Grand and Reserve Champions are as follows: Grand Champion Southdown Ram: OK Southdowns yearling lamb; Grand Champion Dorset Ram: Miller's Livestock spring lamb; Grand Champion Suffolk Ram: Clift Livestock January lamb; Reserve Champion Suffolk Ram: Miller's Livestock January lamb; Grand Champion Suffolk Ram:  Clift Livestock spring lamb; Reserve Champion Suffolk Ram:  H5 Suffolks spring lamb; Grand Champion Dorset Ewe: Miller's Livestock spring ewe lamb; Grand Champion Suffolk Ewe:  Miller's Livestock spring ewe lamb; Reserve Champion Suffolk Ewe: Clift Livestock  spring ewe lamb; Reserve Champion Suffolk Ewe: Dalton Suffolks winter ewe lamb.
High sellers/buyers included:
·     $1,200 to Maki & Smith Farms by Feustel Farms and Jan Busboom for a Suffolk yearling ram;
·     $425 to Maki & Smith Farms by Mike & Carol Garneau for a Suffolk ram lamb;
·     $425 to Orbit Suffolks by Monte Seward for a Crossbred Suffolk ram lamb;
·     $400 to Maki & Smith Farms by Barry Duelke for a Suffolk yearling  ram;
·     $400 to Dalton Suffolks by Gene Champion for a Reserve Champion Suffolk ewe lamb.
     Average prices of sheep sold are as follows: Rams: 1 Registered/Show Yearling Ram brought $300; 3 Registered/Show Ram Lambs averaged $225 per head; 11 Commercial Yearling Rams averaged $390 per head; 24 Commercial Ram Lambs averaged $256 per head. Ewes: 4 Registered/Show Ewe Lambs averaged $256 per head; 15 Commercial Ewes averaged $170 per head.
     With the donation of a Columbia ewe lamb by Jim Acuff of Little Creek Columbias of Post Falls, Idaho, and through great effort by the auctioneer, Jake Falleson, we were able to raise $1300 for the WSSP Youth Scholarship fund. For those of you that donated, give yourselves a pat on the back, as this was the most money ever raised! We are excited about the opportunity to continue this program with the help of so many generous donations.
     The Youth Scholarship committee also recognized the 2009 scholarship recipients at the start of the sale. Two applicants were chosen this year - Kilee Roberts ($750) and Matthew Garneau ($750). Congratulations!.
     We would like to again thank all the volunteers, consignors and buyers for their attendance and help in making the sale a success. We encourage member participation and comments as we plan for next year's sale.

Thank you,

Jim Acuff, Ram Sale Chair
Jami Beintema, Sale Secretary
Marcia Parrish, Executive Secretary
Washington State Sheep Producers
P.O. Box 2145
Leavenworth, WA 98826
509-888-3003

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