92nd Annual Montana Ram Sale

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2017 Whiteface Catalog Data
2017 Blackface Catalog Data
Description of EBV’s
2016 Final Sale Report

Montana Ram Sale Rules

Planning is underway for the 92nd Annual Montana Ram Sale that will be held in Miles City on September 14th, 2017. We had a very successful year last year and expect nothing different this year. Our sale is one of the very few in the nation that provide high quality rams with the genetics to prove it. Control your future at the Montana Ram Sale where proven genetics will meet all of your production needs! Check back for more information soon!

Sale Day Phone Numbers:

Frontier Stockyards:
(406) 853-0539
(406) 951-2593
(406) 951-3005

Jesse Thompson, Ram Sale Manager:
(406) 450-3429

Dana Penrod, Ram Sale Chairperson:
(406) 853-5239

History of the Montana Ram Sale

In 1950 the Montana Wool Growers first sponsored the Montana State Ram Sale in Miles City. There are very complete records from that date forward. In talking to older members of the Wool Growers, they would tell about the ram sale in Miles City during the 1930’s and 40’s.

Then a picture showed up of the 1928 ram sale in Miles City. In researching that picture it was learned that 1928 was the third sale for the Eastern Montana Ram Sale. The picture of the rams was probably to show off the new barn as reported in the April 1928 Montana Wool Growers magazine.

“Due to the efforts and careful planning of J.H. Bohling Secretary of the Eastern Montana Fair and Ram Sale, the contract has been let to build new and permanent pens with roofs, and a covered sale ring for the Ram Sale held in connection with the Eastern Montana Fair. The building and ground will cost $3000.

This sale was sponsored by the Eastern Montana Wool Growers in its early years and later by a group of Miles City businessmen and local sheepman. By 1950 they were ready to turn it over to someone else and the Montana Wool Growers has run it ever since.

Prior to 1950 the Montana Wool Growers had sponsored state ram sales around Montana and for a while there were several Wool Grower sponsored sales each year in different parts of the state. The earliest of the “modern” Montana Wool Grower magazines started in 1928 (we have issues from the 1880s and 90s) and it reported that the 1928 sale would be the eleventh Montana Ram Sale.

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