Department E – Sheep
GENERAL RULES AND REGULATIONS
- All entry fees and papers are due by July 31 to the Sheep Chairman or online through SHOWORKS. Registration papers and entry fees are due upon animal’s arrival to fairgrounds. Pen Set-Up will be 6:30 pm Thursday, August 10.
- All sheep entries, market and breeding, must be in place no later than 12:00 noon Fair Sunday.
- The Sheep Department reserves the right to dismiss any sheep on the fairgrounds that has any communicable disease such as club lamb fungus, foot rot, sore mouth or any others that are identified. The Sheep Committee also reserves the right to call in a veterinarian of its choice to review any health decisions made by the committee.
To be in compliance with the recommendations of the state veterinarian, all sheep must be identified with an official scrapie tag in their ear upon arrival at the fairgrounds. The official paper work must accompany the sheep. Any sheep not having the tag will be dismissed from the fairgrounds and sent home. Health Certificate must be shown to committee member BEFORE any animals enter the barn.
- The Junior Sheep Show is open to only Clarke County 4-H and FFA project members by January 1 of the year of the show. All new 4-H sheep project members must be enrolled by March 1, year of the show. The Open Show is open to Clarke County residents and Clarke County FFA and 4-H members. All entries must be entered under the owner’s name; premiums will be paid based upon owner.
- Bred and owned market lambs MUST be the offspring of a ewe flock project animal. The ewe flock project animal must be owned and cared for by the exhibitor by January 1st, year of the show. Bred and owned market lamb exhibitors must take and complete the ewe flock project or be properly recorded in the official SAE record book.
- All 4-H and FFA entries must have been personally managed, owned, and cared for by the exhibitor making the entry from initial weigh-in until fair livestock sale. Sheep livestock exhibits at the Clarke County Fair can only be fitted by the exhibitor and immediate family members, mother, father, sister, brother, and/or Clarke County 4-H/FFA sheep project exhibitor. Sheep committee members may offer care to animals when needed, however, they may not fit the animal(s).
- All Sheep Exhibitors must be present in the sheep barn vicinity during the sheep show, sheep ultrasound, and the sheep sale.
- All breeding sheep shown in the “Open Classes” (4-H, FFA, and adult exhibitors) are to remain in the place until 4:00 p.m. Saturday, August 19, unless being removed to another fair. Permission of the co-chairmen must be obtained by those wishing to leave before this time.
- BREEDING SHEEP WILL BE SHOWN BY BREEDS.
- An entry fee of $3.00 per head will be charged for the Open Show. The entry fee must be paid prior to the show to be eligible to show.
- All market lambs and junior breeding sheep must be in the possession and ownership of the exhibiting 4-H or FFA member and be on feed by the June weigh-in, year of the show. If an animal is not housed on property owned or rented by immediate family, then the exhibitor must notify the Livestock Committee in writing and receive committee approval. If the animal is moved at anytime during the fair project, the Livestock Committee must be notified immediately.
- All market lambs to be sold by 4-H or FFA members will be graded on Fair Monday.
- All lambs will be weighed on Fair Monday, at 7:00 A.M. All lambs must weigh a minimum of 95 pounds or must live grade blue to be eligible for the youth livestock show and sale. The maximum weight limit is 150 lbs. Lambs not making weight must leave fairgrounds by Monday at noon.
- To recognize lamb buyers, $6.00 will be retained from the proceeds of each lamb sold to purchase a newspaper advertisement and recognition banner.
- The fitting and show preparation area is confined to the wash rack, the sheep barn and other designated areas surrounding the sheep barn.
- Each exhibitor may weigh up to 5 lambs at the official project weigh-in, show 3 lambs, and sell only 2 market lambs. Exhibitors must designate at June weigh-in if lamb is to be in the market lamb class or the bred and owned market lamb class. Any lamb not designated at weigh-in will be placed in regular market division.
- All market lambs must be castrated by the initial project weigh-in. Any evidence of testicular tissue will be evaluated and up to the discretion of the sheep committee.
- All market lambs must be slick shorn within a week of the fair. All breeding sheep exhibits must have no more than one-half inch of wool, except for wool breeds, which must meet their wool breed association standards.
- Registration papers are required for all purebred classes in the breeding show. Appendix and unregistered animals will be shown in the commercial classes.
- The Sheep Committee and Junior Exhibitors will meet Sunday, August 20 at 9:00 a.m. to take down the sheep pens. Before exhibitors in barn area leave the grounds at the conclusion of the Fair, they must clean their pens.
- Market Lambs and Breed and Owned Market Lambs will be shown by weight only. (There will not be separate classes for black face, brockles and white face/Dorset lambs.)
- Bred and owned market lamb exhibitors must own and care for the dam during gestation of the bred and owned market lamb prior to breeding.
- Youth exhibitors cannot show the same lamb in the bred and owned market lamb class and the general market lamb classes. Youth must designate at June weigh-in which lamb(s) are to be in the market lamb class and which lamb(s) are to be in the bred and owned market lamb class. Bred and owned market lamb exhibitors must take and complete the ewe flock project or be properly recorded in the official SAE record book.
Tuesday, August 15, 2:00 P.M.
Refer to sheep general rules for other requirements
- Registration papers are required for all purebred classes in the breeding show and they must be turned in upon arrival at the fairgrounds to the Sheep Chairman. Appendix and unregistered animals will be shown in the commercial classes.
- A Group will consist of any four animals of the same breed that have been shown in a previous class of the show, either purebred or commercial. An exhibitor is limited to one entry per breed.
- The Youth Open Showmanship class is open to any youth that will not reach their 9th birthday by September 30 of the year of the show.
- A dam and a lamb entry will consist of a dam and her lamb of the same breed that have been shown in a previous class of the show, either purebred or commercial.
|Open Youth Showmanship
(open to any youth under 9 years of age)
|Ribbons & Trophy||Ribbons & Trophy||Ribbons & Trophy|
|Ram Lamb -under 6 months||8.00||5.00||3.00|
|Commercial Ram Lamb-under 6 months||8.00||5.00||3.00|
|Ram Lamb - 6 months to 1 year||8.00||5.00||3.00|
|Commercial Ram Lamb-6 months to 1 year||8.00||5.00||3.00|
|Commercial Yearling Ram||8.00||5.00||3.00|
|Commercial Aged Rams||8.00||5.00||3.00|
|Pair of Rams||8.00||5.00||3.00|
|Ewe Lamb - under 6 months||8.00||5.00||3.00|
|Ewe Lamb - over 6 months||8.00||5.00||3.00|
|Pair of Ewe Lambs||8.00||5.00||3.00|
|Pair of Yearling Ewes||8.00||5.00||3.00|
|Pair of Aged Ewes||8.00||5.00||3.00|
|Dam and Lamb -
Lamb must be born to dam after October 1, 2015
|Champion Ram of each breed||Rosette|
|Reserve Champion Ram of each breed||Rosette|
|Champion Ewe of each breed||Rosette|
|Reserve Champion Ewe of each breed||Rosette|
|Grand Champion Ram||Rosette|
|Reserve Champion Ram||Rosette|
|Grand Champion Ewe||Rosette|
|Grand Champion Ewe||Rosette|
Junior Sheep Show Special Awards
Triple Oak Farm (“The Crim Family” Gary, Lenora, Brandi, Josh, Jon, Shay, Lilly & Layla) presents an award to the exhibitor of the Grand Champion Overall Market Lamb of the Junior Show. This award is given in memory of Uncle Donnie.
Milton Valley Farm will present an award to the exhibitor of the Reserve Grand Champion Overall Market Lamb of the Junior Show.
In memory of Charlie Henry, a cash award will be presented to the exhibitor of the Champion Market Lamb and the Reserve Champion Market Lamb by Kitty Henry at the Friday evening Awards Ceremony.
Banners will be presented by the Clarke County Ruritan Club to the first and second place exhibitors in each of the showmanship divisions: Novice, Junior, Intermediate and Seniors.
Trophies are presented by Berryville Farm Supply to the first place exhibitors in each of the showmanship divisions: Novice, Junior, Intermediate and Senior.
In memory of ORIE J. ROYSTON who promoted sheep showing and judging in Clarke County, an award will be presented to the Clarke 4-H or FFA sheep exhibitor, who in the opinion of the committee, does the best job of caring for and presenting his/her animal or animals to the public during the 2017 Clarke County Fair. Factors to be considered are neatness of stable area, cleanliness of animal at all times, care of equipment, personal appearance and conduct, and spirit of cooperation. Possession of award is for one year until the 2017 Clarke County Fair. A member winning the award any three years will have permanent possession.
In memory of Mr. Floyd Hoff and Mr. Jock Hoff, a banner will be presented to the exhibitor of the Reserve Grand Champion Market Lamb by an anonymous donor.
Moore Clemens Insurance Company will present awards to the exhibitor of the Champion and Reserve Champion Bred and Owned Market Lamb of the Junior Show.
This award is given by the Cather family in memory of Granddad & Grandmammy who supported three generations of Cathers for over fifty years of showing in the Clarke County Fair. The award will be given to the Grand Champion of the Senior Showmanship Division of the Youth Sheep Show to award the dedication they have shown to their project
H-Squared Livestock, and The Hartsell Family will present banners and awards to the exhibitor of the Grand Champion Bred and Owned Market Lamb and the Reserve Grand Champion Bred and Owned Market Lamb.