Release Date: February 14, 2001
ASU Ewe, Ram Take Major Honors at San Antonio Stock Show
Rambouillet sheep from the Angelo State University Agriculture Department's breeding program took top honors in the open division of the San Antonio Livestock Exposition this past week, bringing home a grand champion and a reserve champion banner.
A yearling ewe shown by animal science sophomore Carrie Taylor of Shelbyville won her class and was named the Grand Champion Rambouillet ewe. A Rambouillet ram lamb shown by Brian Faris, a graduate student in animal science from Sonora, won his class and was named Reserve Champion. The champion ram and ewe together were named the best pair of Rambouillet sheep at the stock show.
Other awards taken by sheep in the ASU program included a second-place ribbon in the yearling ram class and a third place finish in the ram lamb class. The next show for the sheep will be at the 69th Annual San Angelo Stock Show and Rodeo in March.
ASU's Rambouillet breeding program includes more than 150 ewes and rams bred to serve commercial producers through use of superior sheep with exceptional size and muscle.
Taylor is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Taylor, Route 1, Box 1662, Shelbyville. Faris is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Preston Faris, P.O. Box 404, Sonora