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Rife Shropshires Online Sale - Sale begins on April 19, 2021 at 8am EST. Sale ends on April 19, 2021 at 9pm EST/6pm PST. HORSE RACE STYLE CLOSING FORMAT!!! If you have any questions on this type of auction or any questions about the auction platform, please contact sale management.

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Tag: 19-184 Roadster
Registration: M464526
Scrapie ID: OH09331886
Sire: Hot Rod
Dam: 17-222
Dam's Sire: Bone Chiller
Sex: Ram
Birthdate: 4/7/2019 TW
Breed: Shropshire
Comments: We maintained a flock of 140 Shropshire brood ewes for many years. Roadster would be used quite heavily if we still had that size of flock today. When I was fortunate to find a ram that we thought would move us to the next level, I would stick my neck out with confidence and use him. That worked with Barnes Farms "Mamuth" for the '84, '85 and '86 lamb crops and then the Barnes "Triple-K" ram, who sired "Horsepower," born in '92. He, as a lamb, was champion at Ohio and Indiana and then on to the National Show in Sacramento to be Reserve. What a stud "Triple-K" proved to be. Tim graciously allowed us to bring five ewes a year the first four years of "Triple-K's" life, and finally agreed to sell us for $2000, a half interest and possession. We then bred a large percentage of our flock for the '96 and '97 lamb crops to "Triple-K". He also sired "Timberwolf", born in '96 for us, who was Champion at Ohio as a lamb, both Junior and Open, and went on to Louisville to be Champion. The "Triple-K" daughters really advanced our flock. Then later came "Breakthrough". Sandy Bushatz had purchased a bred ewe from Mark McCabe and Sandy brought a late February son to the 2003 Ohio State Fair. The Ohio folks hosted the National show that summer and on Junior show day, Judy Moore was judging and "Breakthrough" was Reserve Champion. As Sandy walked out of the ring with her hardware, I went over and asked if I could have first chance to own him. She was so excited from the win that I had to make my request a second time on the following morning. Tom Brown judged the 303 head National Show while on a walker. While Sandy's ram was in the ring in class, I went over to my old friend, Larry Shroyer, who was watching from ringside and asked for his opinion of the ram. He said, "Buy him!" "Breakthrough" went on to be Reserve Champion on that day also. After the show, while we were putting blankets back on our sheep to move to Indiana the next day, Mark McCabe came over and asked if I was serious about Sandy's ram, as Mike Anderson was over at their pens wanting to buy him. Justin and I went over, handled him and watched him walk. I asked Sandy the price and bought the best RRNN ram I had seen to date. He gave us 114 lambs that first crop. From that first lambing, born in the spring of 2004, we sold a group of 30 young yearling ewes to start a flock for Temple Hall farm in Virginia, 26 of which were sired by "Breakthrough." We had high hopes that these folks would take hold and become long time Shropshire breeders, but that didn't come to fruition. "Breakthrough" really hit a lick when used on our "Flair" daughters. We purchased Erik Mrozinski's "Transformer" in early 2012. At our 1st LAI in August of that year, we bred 80 ewes to him. His 2013 daughters really left a mark in our flock, a real base for "Kaboose" and "Bone Chiller." "Roadster" is a grandson of both "Kaboose" and "Bone Chiller." "Roadster" puts it all together. His first daughters have been very well accepted in our two March sales. He's a very stout, proven stud with loads of bone, shag, and depth of body. He's very balanced with legs out on the corners and as good of Shropshire breed character as you might find. To me, what he may cost isn't the important consideration. What he will do for your flock is the approach. At any price, he's worth owning!
Location of Animals: 2423 Clifton Rd, Yellow Springs, OH 45387
Consignor Contact Info: Rife Shropshires * Randy and Julie Rife (937) 603-0535
Website: Rife Shropshires
Delivery Options: Pick up from the farm. Free delivery to the Ohio Showcase Sale on May 7 or 8. Transporters are available. Darren Clouse 765-412-2453, Andrew Israel 407-416-8265, and Bob May 530-200-0866 are a few who go through Ohio. Any transport costs will be the buyer's responsibility. Pick up times need to be scheduled, but we will try to be as flexible as possible. We would appreciate having the ewes picked up within 7 days. But if that isn't possible, we will keep them for a small daily fee to cover our costs. If animals are not picked up by May 10, 2021, they will be considered abandoned and resold.

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