Copenhaver Sheep Center
The Virginia Tech Sheep Center plays a vital role in the teaching, research, and outreach missions of the Department of Animal Science and Poultry Sciences and College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. The center currently maintains three flocks for these purposes- registered Suffolk and Dorset flocks, and a flock of hair sheep (St. Croix , Barbados Blackbelly, and various crosses).
The Virginia Tech lambing season spans from September through April are conducive to the large number of classes and students that the center serves. Students in both the Department of Animal and Poultry Sciences as well as Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine are extensive users of the facilities and sheep, gaining valuable hands-on livestock experience as well as production management training through a wide range of courses. Additionally, the center hosts several Extension workshops, youth events, and industry activities annually.
|Name||Phone Number||Position/Area of Interest|
|Scott Greineremail@example.com||(540) 231-9159||Extension Sheep Specialist|
Directions to The Copenhaver Sheep Center
- I-81 to Exit 118 B
- Rt. 460 W bypass
- From Rt. 460 bypass take Prices Fork Exit
- Turn left on Plantation Road
The Copenhaver Sheep Center is home to three flocks of sheep- registerd Suffolks and Dorsets, and a flock of hair sheep. These breeds and their crosses are representative of the sheep industry in the Commonwealth, and compliment each other for addressing the teaching, research, and extension missions of the Center.
- Virginia Tech Dorset Flock
- Virginia Tech Hair Sheep Flock
- Virginia Tech Suffolk Flock
23nd Annual Virginia Tech Production Sale
Wednesday, September 7, 2022
**Our 2022 Annual Sale will be held exclusively online at Livestockbuyer.com.**
2022 VT Production Sale Catalog for 9/7/22
Sheep will be available for viewing on campus- call us to arrange. Sheep can be picked up following the sale, and we will work with buyers on transportation.
Sale closes at 7:00PM on Wednesday, September 7, 2022
Sale hosted by www.livestockbuyer.com
Dorset Ram Videos
Suffolk Ram Videos
Dorset Ewe Videos
Suffolk Ewe Videos
Current research efforts at the center are focused on the genetics of out-of-season breeding, evaluation of hair sheep, parasite resistance, and ultrasonic evaluation of body composition.
Copenhaver Sheep Center
Department of Animal & Poultry Sciences
Blacksburg , VA 24061
Sheep barn: (540) 231-6988
Campus: (540) 231-9159