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Small Ruminant Extension

Small Ruminant Extension

2022 University of Florida Ram Test & Sale

We invite you to participate in the 2022 University of Florida Ram Test and Sale. We are very excited to continue this unique program and to work with sheep producers to quantify the desirable qualities of their rams. We hope that this program will provide value to your operation.

This program is designed to standardize environmental conditions to evaluate individual ram performance, provide a source of high-quality performance-tested rams to producers, offer educational opportunities for the improvement of the industry, and facilitate networking among producers.

Eligible rams must be born between 12/1/21 - 2/15/22 and weaned by 4/15/22.

We encourage you to consider consigning your rams to the 2022 UF Ram Test and Sale. Please contact us for further information or to consign animals to this program. Rams must be pre-registered by May 1, 2022, to enroll in the program.

Important dates:
• May 1 Pre-registration deadline
• May 14 Rams arrive at UF Sheep Unit
• May 26 84-day gain test begins
• Aug 18 84-day gain test ends
• Sept 16-17 Small Ruminant Short Course 
• Sept 17 UF Ram Test Sale

2022 UF Ram Test Sale

The 2022 UF Ram Test Sale & Educational Program will be on September 17, 2022. In conjunction with the sale will be the UF Small Ruminant Short Course beginning on Friday, September 16, 2022. Producers, extension specialists, researchers, students, and allied industry members are invited to attend this educational event.

Attending the Small Ruminant Short Course is not required to come to the sale.

Sale Location

UF/IFAS Beef Teaching Unit South
3721 SW 23rd St.
Gainesville, FL 32608

  • How to Register

Contact Us

Clay Whitehead
Sheep Unit Manager
Phone: (904)796-0441

Jesse Savell
Program Coordinator
Phone: (352)494-3397

UF Small Ruminant Short Course Beginning Friday, September 16, 2022