A whole bunch of wool - sheep included - can be yours for the bidding at the Utah State University annual production sheep sale Saturday, Oct. 13, at the USU Animal Science Farm.
The auction, which begins at 10:30 a.m., is being held to reduce a large surplus of sheep the farm currently holds. More than 100 sheep will be put up for auction, including Suffolk, Columbia and Rambouillet breeds, said Glen Erickson, sale director and USU manager over the sheep program.Unique this year will be a complete sell-off of the farm's Columbia sheep flock, including 15 ewe lambs, five yearling ewes, 10 aged ewes, 10 ram lambs and one yearling ram, he said.
"We're getting rid of all the Columbias," he said. "There will be no more after this."
There is no fee to participate in the auction. Participants must register, however, in order to receive a buyer number necessary for bidding.
The Animal Science Farm, which cares for 400 head of sheep, is seven miles southwest of Logan on U.S. Highway 89-91, at 3580 South.
For more information contact Erickson or Parl Galloway, farm manager, at 752-4075; or Tami Spackman, senior secretary, at 750-2150.