This 10th and final Grasslands Sheep Exhibition & Sale to be held in Drake was a great success! There were 15 exhibitors and 93 lots (152 sheep) entered from Saskatchewan and Manitoba. The sale, conducted by Johnstone Auction Mart of Moose Jaw, was good, reflecting the current strong lamb prices. Many thanks to Colleen Sawyer for judging the show - this was her last show to cap off her career of judging! Also, thanks to everyone who had a part in helping make this event happen! This was our last year in Drake, SK.
6 Purebred Yearling Rams - $433
8 Purebred Ram Lambs - $628
4 Purebred Yearling Ewes - $316
4 Purebred Ewe Lambs - $323
9 Jackpot Ewe Lambs - $251
54 Commercial Ewe Lambs (in pens) - $203
4 Commercial Yearling Ewes (in pens) - $210
17 Market Lambs - $200
Congratulations to Rolly Bateman (Braebank Stock Farm) from Pilger, SK., who had the High Selling Ram Lamb - a Canadian Arcott ram lamb, that sold to Rene Cadrain for $1,000; the High Selling Ewe Lamb - his jackpot ewe lamb that sold to Matt Govan for $600; the High Selling Market Lamb - a ewe lamb, that sold to Matt Govan for $400; and the High Selling Pen of 2 Ewe Lambs, Pen of 3 Ewe Lambs and Pen of 5 Ewe Lambs that sold to Mike STahl for $330 each, $350 each and $250 each.
Congratulations to Randy, Jelaine & Logan McDermit (McDermit Ranch) from Southey, SK, who had the High Selling Purebred Yearling Ram - a Dorset, that sold to Brooke Aitken for $750.