Wisconsin Southdown Group to Hold Sale, Starter Ewe Program
Wisconsin Ag Connection - 03/06/2013
The Wisconsin Southdown Association has scheduled the 2013 Southdown Stars Sale and Symposium for April 20 at the UW Agriculture Research Center Public Events building. Pictures of all sale sheep will be published in an online catalog. Bidders who cannot attend the sale in person are invited to view the
sheep online and bid on the real time bidding phone line.
Several short learning sessions will start the day with basic information necessary to having a successful Southdown flock. Chris, Kent and Dan Spilde will teach a session on fitting a Southdown for show. There will be a special hands-on youth session and American Southdown Breeders Association President,
Barbara Bishop, will give an update on news in the Southdown breed at the national level, including the new Ectodermal Dysplasia policy the ASBA recently adopted.
Ewe lambs purchased at this year's sale will be eligible to win one of two $250 cash jackpots sponsored by the Southdown Association. This cash award will be given to the two junior members with the highest number of points earned in the ASBA Pot O'Gold futurities.
The association will also award the 2013 'Starter Ewe Lambs' to several Wisconsin youth at the event. Starter ewe lamb applications are due on March 15. The program is in its 6th year and has been a popular way for youth who currently don't have Southdowns to get a start in the breed.
For more information about any of the association's events, call 920-253-5473.