Welcome to the Newell Ram Show & Sale held annually in Newell, South Dakota. Now in its 79th year, the regional sheep event brings over 5 different breeds to be shown and auctioned off. 

With a long-standing sheep industry in the community of Newell, the Ram Sale was originally started as a way for area sheep producers to market their animals and garner new genetics. The goals are still the same today and sheep producers routinely attend the sale to improve their flocks.

Please check rules page for updated rules!

Back again for 2024! Online bidding will be available through DV Auction.

Please register for an online bid number ahead of the sale time. Buyer is responsible for transportation of boughten animal(s).


2024 Schedule of Events

 Wednesday, September 18th

6:00PM Check-in

Consignors should have vet paperwork ready to go and sheep numbered with assigned lot numbers. Vet will do health inspection at pens starting at 6:00PM. Consignors must be present or you will not show or sell! 

Thursday September 19th – Ewe and Stud Ram Show & Wool Show

 9:00AM — Show starts with Ewes followed immediately by the Stud Rams

 10:00AM  Wool Show will begin. Please bring your fleeces! Cash Prizes!

Thursday afternoon come join us for a round of golf at the Newell Golf Course!

6:00PM Thursday evening is the Consignor  Appreciation Lamb Supper to be held at the Newell City Hall.

Friday September 20th- Sale

11:00 AM — The sale will start with Ewes; Stud Rams and Range Rams to be sold together selling one breed at a time. Sale order will be according to Show Placing and last year’s highest average paid with the Grand Champion to sell first in their breed.


Mission Statement

The purpose of the show & sale is to help build the sheep industry of western South Dakota and adjoining sections of other states.

Thus, growers are able to acquire the highest class of Stud Rams and Ewes so necessary for improvement of flock without having to travel long distances to acquire such animals.

Use of better rams and ewes is proven as the best and quickest means for growers to get more pounds of wool and lamb. This helps the industry survive intense competition of foreign wool and lamb.