7th Annual Montana Ewe Sale

7th Annual Montana Ewe Sale
Wednesday, September 16, 2020
Social: 5pm, Sale: 6pm
Eastern Montana Fairgrounds, Miles City, MT
Sale Catalog Available Online 9/1/2020

Ewe Sale Online Catalog

2020 Ram and Ewe Sale Catalog-Updated 9-16

Ram sifting occurred 9/15.  Five lots had changes. View the new PDF for changes, or visit the online sale sites as well.

Ram and Ewe Sale Schedule

Ewe Sale Consignment List

The 7th Annual Montana Ewe Sale will kick off at 6 pm on Wednesday, September 16th, at 6 pm sharp. Ewes sell at the Eastern Montana Fairgrounds in Miles City and this year features 640 head of Montana raised yearlings and ewe lambs. The first 240 head will be offered and sold on-site at the Agri-Sports Building. Another 400 head will be available off-site at three locations around the state. This is your lucky chance to begin or increase your flock with quality, home-grown Montana ewes.

Ewes offered have a reputation for quality so you can feel confident buying your ewes at this sale. The on-site ewes will be individually inspected by our sale veterinarian for general health, clear eyes, sound mouth and udders. The ewes offered have been treated for keds at home. Any ewe not passing inspection will be screened out and will not sell—we want buyers to take home ewes that are functional and ready to go! The on-site ewes are available for viewing after 3pm on Tuesday and all-day Wednesday.

Many breeds will be offered this year, including several cross-bred ewes, from 16 different consignors. New consignors, but not new to the sheep industry, this year include Hinnaland from Circle, Helle Rambouillet out of Dillon, Levi Bucklin from Redstone, and Clover Meadows, LLC (Cal and Julie Ward) located in Sheridan. These operations span from Dillon to Redstone, so you can be sure to find sheep that suit the country you’ll be asking them to perform in!  Suffolk and Suffolk/Hampshire ewe lambs will be offered in pens of five. All whiteface ewes are about a year-and-a-half old, born in the spring of 2019. Check the consignor listing on the facing page for details on breeds offered.

The 100 head off-site lots will be offered from Bucklin Ranches (Redstone, MT) and Helle Rambouillet (Dillon, MT). Ben Lehfeldt from Lehfeldt Rambouillet (Lavina, MT) will sell two lots of 100 head each. The 100 head lots will be offered in groups of 50 head—Lots A and B. Successful bidders will have the option of taking one or both groups at that price before bidding is reopened on the remaining group. This is a great opportunity to partner with another sheep producer in your area and increase your flock numbers or start a brand-new flock.
Consignors not able to attend the sale in person need to register to bid on-line at frontierstockyards.com. Online buyers need to register at least one day in advance of the sale and preferably use a computer with high-speed internet to provide the best bidding experience.

The online catalog ewe sale catalog will be available on or before September 1, 2020 at FrontierStockyards.com.  

You can view the catalog, register to bid, and watch the sale live, all at the above website.
If you plan to bid by phone, please register as a bidder with Frontier Stockyards FIRST. Thank you!

In-person Bidding:

Register on sale day at the Eastern Montana Fairgrounds.  Come early so you have time to register for a bidder number with Frontier.

Online Bidders/Viewers:

The sales will be streamed live online with online bidding options.

Head to FrontierStockyards.com OR www.lmaauctions.com  to register.

The sale will be broadcast live at www.lmaauctions.com. You will need to create a viewer account to
watch if you do not already have one.  All interested bidders should complete the bidder registration
form found next to the sale listing on www.lmaauctions.com.  The form does request a loan officer
name however if you do not have one or prefer not to share that information you can note it
accordingly.

If you are using a PC or Mac we recommend using Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox as your web
browser.  Never use Internet Explorer.

Download Chrome: https://www.google.com/chrome/browser/desktop/index.html
Download Firefox: https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/new

If planning to view from a mobile device, find LMA Ringside in your app store for iOS or Android.

Tutorial Videos for LMAAuctions.com
How to Create an Account
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ualNgI9qmIA&t=8s

How to Register to Bid
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ooBjrBj8NdQ&t=42s

Browser Tutorial – Never use Internet Explorer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X3ij4tdxy7U&t=38s

If you’d like discuss in-state transportation arrangements prior to the sale, please call Leah Johnson, Ram Sale Manager, at (406)210-2852.

Watch for the Ewe and Ram online catalogs posted in early September right HERE and at FrontierStockyards.com

Sale Day numbers:(406) 853-3806, (406) 977-6142, (406) 945-0404

Lodging Information:

Miles City Hotel & Suites | 406-234-1000 | 1720 S. Haynes Ave, Miles City, Montana

Ask for the Ram Sale Rate.

Miles City Hotel: 1615 S Haynes Ave,  $89 before tax, OR

Miles City Hotel & Suites: 1720 S Haynes Ave, $109 before tax

Questions about the ewe sale?

Cheryl Schuldt, Ewe Sale Manager: (406) 945-0404
Cord Bieber, Ewe Sale Chairman: (406) 939-3200

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.  

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