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SDSU sheep go to market

Posted: Thursday, Jul 28th, 2011

South Dakota State University is unloading some of its livestock next month.

The 11th annual SDSU Sheep Sale begins at 4:30 p.m. Aug. 9 at the SDSU Animal Science Arena in Brookings.

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

"For more than a decade, the SDSU Animal and Range Science Sheep Unit has offered quality open commercial ewes at public auction each August, and more than 1,800 ewes have been added to flocks in South Dakota and surrounding states," said Jeff Held, SDSU Extension Sheep Specialist. "Another outstanding set of ewes will be available at the sale on Aug. 9."

Consignment viewing begins at 4:30 p.m., and the sale starts at 6:30 p.m. A complete listing will be posted Aug. 5 at the SDSU Department of Animal and Range Sciences website http:// ars.sdstate.edu.

Call Ann Kolthoff, 693-3808 , for more information, or email her at Ann Kolthoff@sdstate.edu. South Dakota Cooperative Extension Sheep Specialist Jeff Held can also answer questions on the sale. Call him at 688-5433 , or email him at Jeffrey.held@sdstate.edu.

To reach the SDSU Animal Science Arena, take Exit 133 off 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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