My first recollection of the Utah ram sale was back when I was 5 or 6 years old. Going down to the old auction barn with my dad. While he was inside selling rams I was outside playing in the piles of sand they used to dress the alley ways so the livestock wouldn’t slip. I played with my old Tonka trucks and had a lot of fun. I’ve had a lot of fun times since then attending the ram sale with my dad up until he passed away.
Over the years I have enjoyed working on the farm and with the sheep along side of dad and my brothers. Dad taught us a lot of valuable lessons that have helped prepare us for life. Four of those lessons are 1- Be honest 2-work hard 3-respect other peoples property 4-respect your elders.
His posterity continues to consign rams in the ram sale. Those include myself, my son Brian, my nephew AJ, my brother John, my brother Matt and his son Brady. In the past years my brothers Mark and James have also consigned in the ram sale.
I can’t remember what year dad started consigning rams to the sale but I started in 1980 and have been coming every year since then. It is something I look forward to every Oct. I have met a lot of good people and made a lot of good friends. I look forward to seeing you all this year.
Written By: Joseph Olsen
Spanish Fork, Utah