We Are Looking For You and You and Ewe!!
Save the date! Wednesday, September 13 at 6:00 pm will be the 4th Annual MWGA Commercial Ewe Sale at the Eastern MT Fairgrounds in Miles City, MT.
The sheep industry is THE BRIGHT SPOT in agriculture right now. Lamb prices remain strong going into the summer grazing season and the wool market continues to hold steady. What other ag commodity guarantees not one but two pay check each year?!
Livestock producers wishing to add more quality ewes to their flock need look no further than the Montana Wool Growers Association Commercial Ewe Sale to meet their needs. The ewe sale committee of Cord Bieber, Dave Hinnaland, John Sampsel and Henry Hollenbeck want to invite buyers and sellers alike to come to this year’s sale.
We are looking for quality ewe lambs and yearling ewes for this year’s offering and invite members of the MT Wool Growers Association to consign their quality breeding ewes. An entry blank for this year’s sale is found in this issue of the Wool Grower magazine. Entry blanks may also be obtained from the association’s website, found at www.mtsheep.org.
Commercial lots of both ewe lambs and yearling ewes will be offered for sale. Mutton breeds—primarily Suffolk and Hampshire–sold in past sales are typically ewe lambs. Mutton breeds are offered in five head lots.
White face breeds sell in lot sizes of 10, 20, 100 or semi-loads. Lot sizes of 10 and 20 head will be housed at the fair grounds for everyone to see and inspect prior to the sale. Off-site sales of 100 head and semi-loads will have representative sheep and/or video at the sale but will delivered in the country. Semi-loads will have a minimum of 300 head of yearlings. Although white face breeders may sell ewe lambs we have seen the yearling market be the age of choice for consignors. Top notch Rambouillet, Targhee, Merino, and Rambouillet X Targhee yearling ewes have been offered with good demand for the past three sales.
Please contact sale manager Cheryl Schuldt at 406-945-0404 or anyone on the sale committee for more information on the 4th Annual MWGA Commercial Ewe Sale.
Cord Bieber, Ewe Sale Chairman 406-939-3200; John Sampsel 406-366-1077; Henry Hollenbeck 406-425-4265 or Dave Hinnaland at 406-974-3690.
Sale day phone numbers:
Cheryl Schuldt, Ewe Sale Manager:
Cord Bieber, Ewe Sale Chairman:
History of the MT Ewe Sale
The 1st Annual Montana Ewe Sale took place on September 10, 2014 at the Eastern Montana Fairgrounds in Miles City, Montana. There was close to 500 head entered in the sale with mostly Rambouillet, Targhee, and Rafter 7 Merino crosses being offered.
The ewe sale offered some of the best female genetics available from ram sale consignors and select replacements from quality Montana commercial producers. Both ewe lambs and yearling ewes were offered in lots of 10, 20, 100 and pot load consignments.