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Great Lakes Sale - National Sheep Sale
May. 25, 2013 - May. 26, 2013
Wayne County Fairgrounds
Tunis, Border Leicester and Romney Sheep Purebred Associations have chosen to hold their National Sales in conjunction with the Great Lakes Sale, held May 25-26 at the Wayne County Fairgrounds in Wooster, Ohio. The Great Lakes Sheep and Wool Festival also that weekend on the fairgrounds is an excellent backdrop for those three breeds plus 17 other breeds of sheep that sell in Wooster. The Eastern Regional Rambouillet and Merino Sales will also be held that weekend as well as strong offerings of Cheviots, Columbias, Finnsheep, Icelandics, Hampshires, Lincolns, Polled Dorsets, Natural Coloreds, Montadales, Polypays, Shropshires, Suffolks, Targhees, Wether Sires and Dams and Club Lambs. Over 300 head will be sold at Wooster as well as new and used sheep equipment, fleeces and crafts.
“Enthusiasm for purebred sheep is high and the state of Ohio sets midway between East Coast and Western Cornbelt breeders who represent the biggest numbers of purebred breeders in the nation”, said Greg Deakin, sale manager. “To have the trust of the leadership of seven different breeds pick Ohio for their National Sales gives potential buyers the confidence to attend the sales and be offered some of the finest genetics in their breed. It also says a lot for the Ohio Sheep Industry."
Deakin also complimented the Wayne County Fairgrounds for being very accommodating and functional for the event. The fairgrounds manager Don Reichert, and his work crews understand the magnitude of the weekend and do everything they can hosting the National event. Last year’s sale attracted over 1100 buyers from 38 different states and Canada.
Entries for both events close in mid-March. For more information about the sales contact Banner Sale Management Service, PO Box 500, Cuba, IL 61427, 309/785-5058, or www.bannersheepmagazine.com.