We invite you to consign another set of high quality rams for this year’s test and sale. Nominations are due April 5th, and ram delivery is scheduled for Monday, April 29.  Upon receipt of your nominations, we will send you a consignment form and other details pertaining to delivery of the rams.   

The Ram Lamb Test is held at the Virginia Sheep Evaluation Center on the Virginia Tech Shenandoah Valley Research and Extension Center in Steeles Tavern, VA. This program is sponsored by the Virginia Sheep Producers Association and the VSPA Seedstock Council.

2019 Virginia Ram Test Rules & Nominations packet



The 2019 sale is set for Saturday, August 24th.

The Virginia Performance Ram Lamb Test Sale and Field Day will host a Ewe Lamb Sale, immediately following the ram sale. Please see the 2019 Ewe Sale Rules for more information and consignment details. Consignments are open to members in good standing with the Virginia Sheep Producers Association and the Virginia Sheep Seedstock Council.

The program purpose is:

  1. To provide a standard, impartial postweaning performance test that will furnish records which will be useful to the consignor's breeding program;
  2. To provide a source of and market for performance tested rams;
  3. To serve as an educational tool for the sheep industry.

 

2019 Virginia Ram Lamb Performance Test Dates

2019 Dates
Nomination Deadline April 5
Ram Delivery Monday, April 29
Start Test May 13 & 14
21-day Interim Weight                                                June 4
35-day Interim Weight June 18
49-day Interim Weight July 2
Off-test (63 days) July 15 & 16
Sale & Field Day Saturday, August 24