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Interest, guality strong at 78th Newell Ram Show

NEWELL, S.D. – The 78th Newell Ram Show & Sale was held Thursday, Sept. 14 at the Newell Fairgrounds. The show and sale has built up a reputation for high quality range and stud rams and ewes for sale.

Consignments from an eight-state region made up the lineup and return buyers routinely bid on the offering.

The Newell Ram Show and Sale had over 285 head of high-quality registered sheep consigned for its 2023 event. Breeds consigned include Rambouillet, Targhee, SAMM, Columbia, Corriedale, Suffolk, Hampshire, South Down and Dorset.

Following are the results:
Supreme Champion Ram –    Lot # 3 Annika Bobb, Taylor, ND – Rambouillet Yearling Stud Ram
Reserve Champion   Ram-   Lot# 104 NDSU Hettinger Research Center, Hettinger, ND – Columbia

Supreme Champion Ewe-    Lot# 121 Dave Pearson, Hettinger, ND – Suffolk Yearling Ewe
Reserve Champion Ewe-   Lot# 31 Crawford Rambouillets, Pipestone, MN – Rambouillet Yearling Ewe

Supreme Champion Pair of Ewes-Lot# 7 Annika Bobb, Taylor, ND – Rambouillet Ewe Lamb

Premier Pen of Range Rams-    Lot# 50 Erk Brothers John & Chad Erk, Newell, SD – Rambouillet Yearling Rams

Rambouillet Champion Ewe- Lot # 31 Crawford Rambouillet, Pipestone, MN – Yearling Ewe, Rambouillet Reserve Champion Ewe-Lot # 12 Ben Pearson, Hettinger, ND – Ewe Lamb

Rambouillet Champion Ram-Lot #3 Annika Bobb, Taylor, ND – Yearling Stud Ram, Rambouillet Reserve Champion Ram-Lot #17 Chapman Rambouillets, Bison, SD – Yearling Stud Ram

Targhee Champion Ewe – Lot 93 Wooden Nickel Targhee, Hot Springs, SD – Ewe Lamb, Targhee Champion Ram – Lot 78 Brook LaMont, Union Center, SD – Yearling Stud Ram, Targhee Reserve Champion Ram – Lot 81 PM Ranch, Montevideo, MN – Yearling Stud Ram

Corriedale Champion Ewe-Lot# 99 Phillippi Corriedales, Hammond, MT – Yearling Ewe, Corriedale Reserve Champion Ewe-Lot# 100 Phillippi Corriedales, Hammond, MT – Ewe Lamb

Columbia Champion Ewe- Lot #109 Steinmetz Columbias, Hot Springs, SD – Yearling Ewe, Columbia Reserve Champion Ewe-Lot #105 NDSU Hettinger Research Extension Center, Hettinger, ND – Yearling Ewe

Columbia Champion Ram-Lot #104 NDSU Hettinger Research Extension Center, Hettinger, ND – Yearling stud ram, Columbia Reserve Champion Ram- Lot #108 Steinmetz Columbias, Hot Springs, SD – Yearling stud ram

Suffolk Champion Ewe-Lot# 121 Dave Pearson, Hettinger, ND – Yearling Ewe, Suffolk Reserve Champion Ewe-Lot# 122 Dave Pearson, Hettinger, ND – Ewe Lamb

Suffolk Champion Ram-Lot# 141 Randy Dombek Family, Ivanhoe, MN – Stud lamb, Suffolk Reserve Champion Ram-Lot# 127 – Jeremy Geske, New Prague, MN – Stud lamb

Dorset Champion Ram-Lot #152 Promise Kept Farms, Cannon Falls, MN – Yearling stud ram, Dorset Reserve Champion Ram – Lot # 149 Burton & Laura Anderson, Highmore, SD – Yearling Stud Ram

Hampshire Champion Ewe-Lot# 174 James Valley Stock Farm, Lamoure, ND – Yearling Ewe, Hampshire Reserve Champion Ewe-Lot# 175 James Valley Stock Farm, Lamoure, ND – Ewe Lamb

Hampshire Champion Ram-Lot # 173 James Valley Stock Farm, Lamoure, ND – Stud Lamb, Hampshire Reserve Champion Ram-Lot# 158 DeZeeuw Farms, Elkton, SD – Stud Lamb

Champion Pair of Ewes – Lot #7 Annika Bobb, Taylor, ND – Rambouillet Ewe Lamb, Reserve Champion Pair of Ewes- Lot# 176 James Valley Stock Farm, Lamoure, ND – Hampshire Ewe Lamb

In the wool show, the Supreme fleeces was Forbes and McGivney of Kaycee WY. Reserve went to Finn Ollila of Newell who was also the youth division winner.

Gary Babb Hand spinning fleece was Barb Uhrig of Newell. The Gary Babb award was sponsored by Center of the Nation Wool.

Wool show sponsors were SDSGA, Great Plains Wool, Wool Partners, Center of the Nation Wool and LM Livestock Services.

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