Mont. Ram Sale Sept. 11
September 2, 2014
The 89th Annual Montana Ram Sale is again coming to Miles City on Sept. 11. Sale Manager Brent Roeder reports there are 311 quality rams consigned to this year's sale with Suffolk, Hamp Suffolk Crosses, Columbia, Rambouillet, Rambouillet Dohne Merino Crosses, and Targhees being represented. Consignors continually gather rib eye, micron, and EBV data until the middle of August. The first online publish date for the draft sale catalog will be around Sept. 4. Rams will start arriving in Miles City on 7th, with veterinary inspection on the 8th and 9th. The final printed catalog will be available at the fairgrounds on Wednesday, Sept. 10 in the afternoon and also online.
Wednesday afternoon will be packed with the Montana State University sponsored sheep program at 2 p.m. at the Eastern Montana Fairgrounds featuring Greg Ahart of Superior Farms and Ron Cole of Colorado. The sale social will begin at 5 p.m. with a bar, smoked lamb leg, cheese trays, and recognition for Dr. Bill Hawkins retiring, long time sale veterinarian. The ewe sale will begin at 6 pm with the social expected to continue into the night. The Miles City Chamber and Redneck grill will again be providing a lamb lunch for $10 a plate starting at 10:45 Thursday morning.
The Montana Ram Sale will start at noon sharp on Thursday, Sept. 11 at the fairgrounds. The sale will again be broadcast via Frontier Stockyards and auctioneer Rob Fraser will be calling the bids. There will be no online bidding option this year. Potential buyers should contact consignors to place proxy bids and discuss transportation. All Columbia, Suffolk and Hamp cross rams will be sold in single lots. Targhee, Rambouillet, and Rambouillet cross rams will be sold singly or in pens of two. Buyer registration will begin around 10:30 and if you've bought rams in the last 5 years, we'll have a number waiting for you. So join us in Miles City for a good time and a chance to buy some of the best production rams around.
–Montana Ram Sale