Welcome from the Wyoming Wool Growers Association President
The Wyoming Wool Growers Association (WWGA) is excited to once again host the Wyoming State Ram Sale in Douglas. All sheep producers are invited to join us in Douglas on Sept. 15. The sale begins at 11 a.m. For the first time, our sale will be livestreamed by DV Auction at dvauction.com. Those interested can also call in at 402-316-5460.
The Wyoming State Ram Sale is about the business of transferring genetics within the sheep industry. This long-standing range ram sale offers rams that meet the most discriminating purebred buyers’ requirements.
All rams are rigidly evaluated by a panel of noted western sheepmen and knowledgeable veterinarians for soundness and health defects. Our rigorous standards – the most of any sale in the country – means we offer high-quality, healthy rams.
The sale provides our producers with an opportunity to promote their rams, but it is also a time when sheep producers get together to visit and renew old acquaintances and to make new ones. It is a time to come together to learn about the industry and the issues we face.
The WWGA will host an educational seminar on Monday afternoon, Sept. 14, in the show center where the sale will be held from 3:30 to 5 p.m. This Sheep Production Workshop will be presented by Dr. Whit Stewart, University of Wyoming Sheep Extension Specialist. Topics include determining current levels of production and ram buying for specific production goals, visual selection criteria – what matters and what doesn’t, nutrition of ewes and rams to maximize reproductive efficiency and lamb and wool market outlook updates.
With our new COVID-19 world, we will be meeting recommended COVID-19 protection protocols throughout the event. For more information, please visit our website at wyowool.com. Individuals can find a copy of the sale catalog there as well.
The two days spent in Douglas are intended to be fulfilling, informative and fun, and we think we meet those goals every year. We look forward to seeing you there.
President, Wyoming Wool Growers Association