New York State
Bred Ewe & Ewe Lamb Show & Sale by Auction
SHOW FRIDAY OCTOBER 17th, 2014 at 1:00 PM
SALE SATURDAY OCTOBER 18th, 2014 at 10:00 AM
BredEwe: A Pregnant female sheep - The average gestation, depending upon the breed, is 145 - 148 days. This Show is specifically for the auction. Placement in the Show determines order of auction. All of the ewes (females) that are the same age come into a show ring on Friday October 17th at 1:00 P.M. and each age group is judged against their breed standards which include conformation, muscling & fleece quality.
Each breed has a unique breed standard. All of the sheep that win 1st and 2nd place in each age group come back into the ring and are judged against each other. This is when the judge chooses the Champion and Reserve Champion Ewe.
Each breed/division in the show is divided into 3 to 4 age groups. Placement in the show determines the sale order: Champion Ewe is sold first, Reserve Champion second, and are followed by Aged Ewes (over 2 years of age) then Yearling Ewes (one to two years of age) and Ewe Lambs (under 1 year of age).
Some people come to this auction looking to expand their flock genetics. Many buyers get one sheep and other buyers get 5 or 6. Some people like to watch and learn what an auction is all about. Whichever your interest, come and enjoy yourself.
On Saturday, the auction starts at 10:00 AM in the Livestock Arena, Barn 34.
See you there!