UK Sheep Unit Breeding Sale
Date: 8:00 a.m. (EDT) Tuesday, May 16 and will remain open until 2:30 p.m. (EDT) Friday, May 19, 2023
Location: C. Oran Little Research Center Sheep Unit, 1171 Midway Road (U.S. Highway 62), Versailles, KY, 40383.
Contacts: To request the purchase of one or more sheep, call Matthew Hamilton (859-473-1300) or LeeAnn Jacks (859-494-8115)
All animals will be available for observation by appointment only from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. (EDT), Tuesday, May 16 through Friday, May 19, 2023.
Potential buyers can call Matthew Hamilton (859-473-1300) or LeeAnn Jacks (859-494-8115) to schedule appointments.
Sheep for sale will be located in barn pens for observation.
Ewes, within a breed and age group, will be observed as a group. Selection of 5 or more animals from a group will be at random (gate-cut).
Rams, within a breed and age group, will be observed as a group. If a potential buyer requests an individual ram be sorted from the group for observation, Sheep Unit personnel will do so.
The sale will open at 8:00 a.m. (EDT) Tuesday, May 23 and will remain open until 2:30 p.m. (EDT) Friday, May 26, 2023.
To request the purchase of one or more sheep, call Matthew Hamilton (859-473-1300) or LeeAnn Jacks (859-494-8115). Identification of individual or groups of animals requested for purchase will be made during the phone call with Matthew or LeeAnn.
Priorities of purchase will be made on the basis of "first-come-first-serve” phone calls.
PAYMENT / PICKUP
Purchased animals can be picked up, at the time of payment (by check only), from 9:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. (EDT) on Monday May 29 through Friday June 2, 2023.
Payment and pickup of purchased animals will be done by appointment only with Matthew Hamilton (859-473-1300).
At pickup, buyers will drive to the loading area at the end of Lambing Barn.
Sheep Unit personnel will load purchased animals.
After animals are loaded, drive to the front of the Sheep Unit and remain outside of the office building. Sheep Unit personnel will process payments; receipts will be provided upon request.
2023 University of Kentucky Sheep Sale *
Head Breed/Type Amount
3 Yearling Polypay rams (April, 2022-born) $800 each
8 Fall, 2022-born Polypay ram lambs $800 each
1 Yearling White Dorper ram (April, 2022-born) $750 each
6 Fall, 2022-born White Dorper ram lambs $750 each
2 Yearling Hampshire rams $800 each
Head Breed/Type Amount
24** Fall, 2022-born Polypay ewe lambs $450 each
34** January/February, 2023-born Polypay ewe lambs $300 each
4 Fall, 2022-born White Dorper ewe lambs $300 each
8 January/February – born Hampshire ewe lambs $300 each
* Buyers are responsible for all registration expenses if registration papers
** Gate-cuts from groups with 5 head or more.