92nd WWGA Ram Sale a success
On Sept. 15 sheep producers from across the West gathered at the Wyoming State Fairgrounds in Douglas for the 92nd annual Wyoming Wool Growers (WWGA) Ram Sale. Auctioneer Michael McNamee of McNamee Auction Co. sold 231 head of rams, totaling $199,950, with an average of $866 per head across all breeds.
The top selling rams were Lot 11, consigned by Lance Rabel and Lot 13, consigned by Forbes, Rabel and McGivney Rambouillets. Both rams brought $2,500.
With an average of $1,753 per head, Von Krosigk Family Targhees were the high average consigner.
Seven certified rams were sold, totaling $8,750 and averaging $1,250 per head.
Rambouillet yearlings grossed a total of $94,925 for the 115 head sold. The breed averaged $825.43 per head.
Targhee yearlings grossed a total of $41,900 for the 28 head sold. The breed averaged $1,496.43 per head.
Five Columbia yearlings averaged $940 per head and grossed a total of $4,700.
Suffolk and Hampshire yearlings averaged $660.87 per head across the 23 head sold. The breed grossed a total of $15,200. Suffolk and Hampshire lambs grossed $10,475 for the 15 head sold and averaged $698.33 per head.
Four Hampshire yearlings grossed a total of $2,050 and averaged $512.50 per head. Six Hampshire lambs grossed a total of $2,325 and averaged $387.50 per head.
Suffolk yearlings grossed a total of $18,125 for the 25 head sold and averaged $724 per head, while three Suffolk lambs grossed a total of $1,500 and averaged $500 per head.