The Iowa State University Sheep Teaching Farm recently topped the NSIP Online All Terminal Sires Sale. Iowa State delivered the top three selling rams in the sale, and the top four selling hampshires. Three of the rams were sold to a flock in Colorado and one went to Missouri.
“We want to send a thank you out to everyone who showed interest in the great set of Hampshire rams available on the NSIP Online Terminal Sire Sale,” said Trey Jackson, Iowa State sheep teaching farm manager and graduate student. “Another thank you goes out to all 17 bidders who bid on our four lots. Your interest in our genetics is very humbling.”
The mission of the Sheep Teaching Farm is to provide facilities, livestock, and instruction for undergraduate education and extension outreach programs on sheep production and progressive flock management. Iowa State is proud to maintain one of the oldest registered Hampshire flocks in the United States and continues to run about 200 ewes each year for breeding stock.