Virginia’s sheep population of more than 89,000 exists in all regions of the state. The state’s abundant forage resources, moderate climate, and close proximity to markets make Virginia ideally suited for a vibrant, diverse sheep industry. Multiple management and production systems are employed in the state, with the majority of lambs born in the spring and raised in a forage-based environment. Commercial, spring-lambing flocks comprise the majority of the industry which is supported by a strong seedstock industry. Extension sheep programs focus on assisting producers and the industry become more profitable and sustainable.
Saturday, September 1, 2018
Virginia Tech Alphin-Stuart Livestock Arena
- Sale Catalog (pdf)
- Sheep Flock History and Stud Rams
The sheep are available for viewing here on campus anytime. Please feel free to contact Scott Greiner at (540) 231-9159 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or the Sheep Center at (540) 231-6988 and we will be happy to assist you in any way we can.
- Shepherd’s Symposium
- Virginia Ram Test Program
- SWAREC Ram Test Program
- Sheep 101 Workshop
- Copenhaver Sheep Center
- Virginia Tech Department of Animal and Poultry Sciences
- Sheep industry links
- Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Livestock Marketing
- Virginia Sheep Producers Association
- Sheep Extension contacts