Montana’s 93rd Annual Ram Sale and 5th Ewe Sale

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Head to Miles City for the 93rd Annual Montana Ram Sale and 5th Annual Montana Ewe sale. Events will be held on the Eastern Montana Fairgrounds on September 12th and 13th. 

In 1950 the Montana Wool Growers first sponsored the Montana State Ram Sale in Miles City. There are very complete records from that date forward. In talking to older members of the Wool Growers, they would tell about the ram sale in Miles City during the 1930’s and 40’s.

Then a picture showed up of the 1928 ram sale in Miles City. In researching that picture it was learned that 1928 was the third sale for the Eastern Montana Ram Sale. The picture of the rams was probably to show off the new barn as reported in the April 1928 Montana Wool Growers magazine.

“Due to the efforts and careful planning of J.H. Bohling Secretary of the Eastern Montana Fair and Ram Sale, the contract has been let to build new and permanent pens with roofs, and a covered sale ring for the Ram Sale held in connection with the Eastern Montana Fair. The building and ground will cost $3000.

This sale was sponsored by the Eastern Montana Wool Growers in its early years and later by a group of Miles City businessmen and local sheepman. By 1950 they were ready to turn it over to someone else and the Montana Wool Growers has run it ever since.

Prior to 1950 the Montana Wool Growers had sponsored state ram sales around Montana and for a while there were several Wool Grower sponsored sales each year in different parts of the state. The earliest of the “modern” Montana Wool Grower magazines started in 1928 (we have issues from the 1880s and 90s) and it reported that the 1928 sale would be the eleventh Montana Ram Sale.

 

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

SEPTEMBER 11
ONLINE BUYERS FOR RAM AND EWE SALE NEED TO BE REGISTERED ONLINE

SEPTEMBER 12
RAMS AND EWES AVAILABLE FOR VIEWING

MONTANA STATE UNIVERSITY SHEEP SEMINAR
10-11:30AMSAUSAGE MAKING-INCREASING MARKETABILITY TO LESSER VALUE CUTS OF LAMB
11:30AM: LAMB BBQ
1-2PM: LIVESTOCK GUARD DOG MEET & GREET: USING LGDS AS A LINE OF DEFENSE AGAINST PREDATORS
2-2:30PMLOOKING FORWARD-SELECTING BREEDING STOCK IN THE PRESENT FOR IMPROVED FUTURE FLOCK PERFORMANCE
2:30-3PM: ARE YOU ASKING YOUR RAM TO BE A MIRACLE WORKER?

5PM: EWE SALE SOCIAL-APPETIZERS AND CASH BAR
6PM5TH ANNUAL MT EWE SALE

SEPTEMBER 13
11AM: LAMB LUNCH IN THE SALE BARN
12PM: 93RD ANNUAL MT RAM SALE

 

Montana Wool Growers and Northern Ag Network


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