Newell Ram Show & Sale sees success in 75th year

Staff reports
Farm Forum

NEWELL, S.D. - Another successful year for the Newell Ram Show & Sale concluded Sept. 18, according to a news release

The annual sheep event, now in its 75th year, hosted sheep producers from seven states. Breeds consigned included Rambouillet, Targhee, Columbia, Corriedale, Suffolk, Hampshire, and Dorset.

Winning the Overall Champion Ram was the Rambouillet from Ben Pearson of Hettinger, N.D. Overall Champion Ewe was the Rambouillet from Chapman Rambouillet of Bison, S.D.

Flying O Sheep of Newell had the Grand Champion Pair of Ewes. Erk Bros., also of Newell, had the Champion Pen of Range Rams.

Winning the wool show was a fleece from Darold Tomscheck, Oilmont, Mont.

The Raymond Garness Memorial Youth Credit went to cousins Kia and Kimber Hulm of Glad Valley, S.D. Each youth were able to take the $500 credit and apply it toward the purchase of a sheep on sale day.

The sale saw an average price of $647 on 181 head of rams and ewes, according to the release. The high selling ewe was from Chapman Rambouillet with their Rambouillet Ewe Lamb bought by Chris Grotegut, Herford, Texas, for $1,000. The high selling ram came from Forbes, Rabel, and McGivney Rambouillet of Kaycee, Wyo. The yearling stud ram was bought by Dave Ollila of Newell for $2,600. The high selling pen of range ram was consigned by Tate Ollila and bought by Larry Nelson of Buffalo, S.D.

The dates for the 2021 event are Sept. 16-17. Find out more information at