Annual SDSU sheep sale set for Aug. 20 |

Annual SDSU sheep sale set for Aug. 20

The ninth annual South Dakota State University Sheep Sale is set for Thursday, Aug. 20 at the SDSU Animal Science Arena in Brookings.

One hundred-twenty-five commercial Polypay and Hampshire sired crossbred ewes, yearlings to four years old, will sell in groups of five head, sorted by age and breed type.

Twenty registered Hampshire ewes, lambs to four years old, also will be sold as individual lots. These ewes feature Miller and Poe bloodlines.

Consignment viewing begins at 4:30 p.m. with a lamb burger supper at 5:30 p.m. The sale starts at 6:30 p.m. and complete listing and pedigree information will be posted by Aug. 17 at the SDSU Department of Animal and Range Sciences Web site at this link:

Call Rob Zelinsky, (605) 693-3808, for more information, or e-mail him at South Dakota Cooperative Extension Sheep Specialist Jeff Held also can answer questions on the sale. Call him at (605) 688-5433, or e-mail him at

To reach the SDSU Animal Science Arena, take Exit 133 of Interstate 29, and then travel west 1.5 miles to the first stoplight. Take Medary Avenue south about one-quarter mile. The arena is on the east side of the road.

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