August 28, 2018
To meet the new demand for superior young ewe genetics available in smaller lot sizes, South Dakota Sheep Growers Association in cooperation with the South Dakota State University Extension Service recently held a Premium Ewe Sale and educational program at Magness Livestock Auction in Huron.
Sixty-five sheep producers registered to bid on 20 lots of yearling ewes totaling 353 head.
The sale report is as follows:
• gross receipts: $113,200
• head sold: 353
• no sale: 2 lots
• average dollars per head: $320
• number of consignors: 14
• number of buyers registered: 65
Prior to the sale, educational programming and a lunch were held. Ninety-five sheep producers attended the programming and lunch.
The outcome of the sale met the objectives of the SDSGA; including: to increase in SDSGA memberships and renewals; increase promotion of the SDSGA organization; increase and expand the number of producers and sheep in South Dakota; and generate a revenue stream to support the new executive secretary position. SDSGA recently installed Lisa Surber to serve as the executive secretary for the association.
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