Virginia Tech sheep sale grosses $29,700

Buyers place bids at the 13th annual Virginia Tech Sheep Center production sale.

Buyers from Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Wisconsin, and Nebraska purchased sheep at the 13th annual Virginia Tech Sheep Center production sale, held Sept. 1, 2012, at the Alphin-Stuart Livestock Teaching Arena in Blacksburg, Va.

The sale, held annually since 1999, grossed $29,700 and featured 59 lots of Suffolk and Dorset rams and ewes.

“All the proceeds from the sale go back to the Department of Animal and Poultry Sciences to help support teaching, research, and Virginia Cooperative Extension programs, including the farm operations and facilities such as the Copenhaver Sheep Center,” said Scott Greiner, professor of animal and poultry sciences and Extension sheep specialist.

Next year’s production sale will be held on Saturday, Sept. 7. For more information about Virginia Tech’s sheep flocks, contact Greiner at 540-231-9159.

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