May 9–March 11, 8am–5pmWhere
Preble County Fairgrounds Eaton, OH
Seven leading breeds of sheep have chosen Ohio to host their 2013 National Sales. Southdowns, Corriedales, Shropshires, and Natural Colored sheep will be offered for sale during the Big Ohio Sale Weekend, May 9 – 11 at the Preble County Fairgrounds in Eaton.
The three day event will see approximately 900 head of sheep, representing 11 different breeds, sell. In addition to Corriedales, Shropshires, Southdowns, and Natural Colored sheep, Cheviots, Oxfords, Dorpers, Montadales, Hampshires, Suffolks and Wether Sires and Dams will also be sold.
Most breeds will offer special futurity nominated ewe lambs and yearling in their classes for sale. The timing of the event sets before every National, 4H, FFA and junior show ownership deadline.
“Enthusiasm for purebred sheep is high and the state of Ohio sits midway between the East Coast and Western Cornbelt breeders who represent the biggest numbers of purebred breeders in the nation”, said Greg Deakin, sale manager at both events. “To have the trust of the leadership of seven different breeds, picking 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 both the Preble County for being very accommodating and functional for the events. The fairgrounds manager, Duane Grimme and his crew, who understand the magnitude of the weekends and do everything they can hosting these National events. Last year’s sales attracted over 1100 buyers from 38 different states and Canada.
Entries 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.