67th Newell Ram Show & Sale
Date: Sept. 20-21, 2012
Location: Newell, SD
Sale Management: Piroutek Auction Service
Auctioneer: Jeff Long
By Scott Dirk
Tri-State Livestock News
Show Chairman Ray and Dallerie Riesland and Show Chairman, Paul Erk welcomed consignors from 10 states that hauled rams and ewes to the 67th Annual Newell Ram Show & Sale held in Newell, SD, on Sept. 20-21, 2012. The Newell Ram Show & Sale is one of the premier events in the region for buyers to acquire top quality stud rams, range rams and replacement ewes.
Even with the depressed sheep market there was excellent demand for top quality stock, with very active bidding throughout the day.
The Supreme Champion Ram for the event was the Rambouillet, consigned by, Chapman Rambouillet’s, Bison, SD, selling to Veit Rambouillet’s, Isabell, SD.
Reserve Supreme Champion Ram was the Hampshire ram consigned by Jerry Quam, Wanamingo, MN, selling to Robert Christensen, Gillette, WY.
Supreme Champion Ewe was a Rambouillet consigned by Anderson Family Ranch of Highmore, SD, selling to John Bode of Orient, SD.
Reserve Supreme Champion Ewe was a Columbia ewe consigned by Steinmetz Columbia’s, Hot Springs, SD, selling to Jaycie Arndt, Arvada, WY.
The Premiere Pen of Range Rams were Rambouillet rams consigned by Chapman Rambouillet’s, Bison, SD, and sold to Wade Kopren, Bison, SD.
There were 113 registered buyers from South Dakota, Montana, Wyoming, North Dakota, Nebraska, Colorado, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, and Washington.
Breed Champions of the shows and sale averages are listed below:
Champion Targhee Ram: Deneke Family Targhee’s, Huron, SD
Reserve Champion Targhee Ram: Plum Creek Targhee’s, Lesteervill, SD
Targhee Average – $551.92
Champion Rambouillet Ram: Chapman Rambouillet’s, Bison, SD
Reserve Champion Rambouillet Ram Matt and Amy Benz, Beulah, ND
Champion Rambouillet Ewe: Anderson Family Ranch, Highmore, SD
Reserve Champion Rambouillet Ewe: Scott Crawford, Pipestone, MN
Rambouillet Average – $536.08
Champion Columbia Ram: Steinmetz Columbia’s, Hot Springs, SD
Reserve Champion Columbia Ram: Don Lawson, Flasher, ND
Champion Columbia Ewe: Steinmetz Columbia’s, Hot Springs, SD
Reserve Champion Columbia Ewe: Montana Aerie, Great Falls, SD
Columbia Average – $387.50
Champion Montedale Ewe: Craig and Kendra Fleck, Brookings, SD
Reserve Champ. Montedale Ewe: Craig and Kendra Fleck, Brookings, SD
Montedale Average – $337.50
Champion Dorset Ram: Travis Bell, Fordville, ND
Reserve Champion Dorset Ram: Travis Bell, Fordville, ND
Dorset Average – $250.00
SAMM Average – $633.33
Champion Hampshire Ram: Jerry Quam, Wanamingo, MN
Reserve Champion Hampshire Ram: Peterson Sheep Co., Lemmon, SD
Champion Hampshire Ewe: DeZeeuw Farms, Elkton, SD
Reserve Champion Hampshire Ewe: Tim Coss, Cannon Falls, MN
Hampshire Average – $425.00
Champion Suffolk Ram: Dreher Family Suffolks, Great Falls, MT
Reserve Champion Suffolk Ram: Duane Juntunen, Vienna, SD
Champion Suffolk Ewe: Robert Amundson Family, Larimore, ND
Reserve Champion Suffolk Ewe: DeZeeuw Suffolk’s, Elkton, SD
Suffolk Average – $361.59
This was the second year of the Boer Goat show and sale. The Champion Boer Buck was and entry from Sue Noll, Bowman, ND, and the Reserve Champion was shown by Kem Ellis, Piedmont, SD.
Both the Champion and reserve Champion Boer Doe were entries from Tom Barnes, Custer, SD.
Champion Boer Buck: Sue Noll, Bowman, ND, sold to Bob and Deb Schroth, Strasburg, CO
Reserve Champion Boer Buck: Kem Ellis, Piedmont, SD, selling to Jaycie Arndt, Arvada, WY
Champion Boer Doe: Tom Barnes, Custer, SD, selling to Jane Elhers, Hettinger, ND
Reserve Champion Boer Doe: Tom Barnes, Custer, SD, selling to John Gupman, Lemmon, SD
Boer Goats Average – $329.17
Champion Natural Colored Fleece: Rambouillet, Erk Bros. Newell, SD
Champion White Fleece: Rambouillet, Erk Bros. Newell, SD
Champion Lamb Fleece: Rambouillet, Erk Bros. Newell, SD
Champion Breed Fleece: Cheviot, Barb Uhrig, Newell, SD
Champion Spinners Fleece: Corriedale, Phillipi Corriedales, Hammond, MT
Champion Youth Fleece: Katie Deneke, Huron, SD
Supreme Champion Fleece: Cheviot, Barb Uhrig, Newell, SD.