Lancaster farming. (Lancaster, Pa., etc.) 1955-current, May 26, 1984, Image 145

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A pen of Dorset-cross ewe lambs are offered for sale at
Mercer 4-H Park. Prices at this year’s Western Pa. Sheep and
Club Lamb Sale averaged $l3 per head higher than last year.
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went to Vem Johnson, Lakewood,
New York, who paid $225 to get the
Border Leicester-Scottish black
face with twin black ewe lambs at
side. Consignor was Beverly
Tiffany from West Farmington,
Ohio. The 12 cross-bred ewes
averaged $73.75.
A Polled Dorset sold by the Herr
family was the top selling ewe
lamb. Shannon Templin ol
Thornton, offered the high bid of
$275 to take her home. Next among
the ewe lambs was a Suffolk going
for $l4O to Leon Ferguson of
Fredonia, and consigned by Kevin
Turner of Cortland Ohio. Glenn
High consigned the top selling
Shropshire ewe lamb, going for $9O
to Lloyd Leslie of Con
Richard Maxwell, the buyer of
the most animals at the sale,
purchased all three of the top
selling non-registered ewe lambs.
Both the top lot and the third
highest lot were consignments of
Grandas Hillside Acres from
Johnstown, and sold for $135 and
$lO5, respectively. The second
highest lot sold for $l3O and was
consigned by Lisa Meyer of Eden
New York. The 39 non-registered
ewe lambs averaged $50.64.
Rounding out the sale were 68
wethers selling for an average o*
$61.54. High seller was a 71-pouno
Polled Dorset consigned by Di
and Mrs. Robert Herr, and sold to
Philip K. Weagley from
Harold Harpster, Boalsburi,
spent $l5O to purchase the second
highest selling wether The 6(>
pound Suffolk was sold by E t
Cable of East Canton, Ohio.
Heading up this year’s saL
committee was Raymond Tan
with a team of sale clerks made up
of Lawrence County agent Joe
Shick, George Hunter of
Stoneboro, and Pauline Marsh ana
D. Lee Mohney, both of Mercer.
An invitation is extended to all
sheep breeders and owners to
attend the Pa. Sheep Field Day at
Mercer 4-H Park on Saturday,
June 2, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. A
tentative program includes
demonstrations on treatment of
feet, vaccination, drenching,
docking and castration. Wool
topics from shearing to spinning,
weaving and dying will also be
Trophies and prizes will be
awarded in a shearing contest,
lead classes and a wool show, with
a lamb dinner scheduled for noon
For additional information,
contact the Mercer County ex
tension office, P.O. Box 530,
Mercer, Pa.T6137. Phone: 412-662-