September 6th – 11th, 2016

SHEEP PREMIUMS

1st $4.00, 2nd $3.50, others $3.00

ALL Junior Fair Market Lamb projects must be in place by Tuesday, September 6, 2016 at 8:00 a.m.

ALL Junior Fair Sheep Breeding projects must be in place by 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 6, 2016.

SHEEP SHOWMANSHIP

All exhibitors should compete in showmanship classes according to their age as of January 1 of the current year.

  1. Senior Showmanship-16-19 years (as of 1/1/16). **Senior Showmanship winner will compete for Master Showman.
  2. Intermediate Showmanship – 12-15 years (as of 1/1/16). ** Intermediate Showman winner will compete for Master Showman.
  3. Junior Showmanship – 8 – 11 years (as of 1/1/16) **Junior Showmanship winner will compete for Master Showman.
  4. Master Showman – All current year Sheep Showmanship winners are eligible.

SHEEP SHOWMANSHIP AWARDS

Trophy

  • Senior Showmanship – Sheep
  • Intermediate Showmanship – Sheep
  • Junior Showmanship – Sheep
  • Master Showmanship – Sheep

2015 Sheep Showmanship Award Sponsors

  • Donald Carpenter Family
  • Spring Valley Farms
  • M&P Club Lambs – Justin Moore & Mason Plumly
  • Union Local FFA Alumni

Rosettes and ribbons are provided by the Belmont County Agricultural Society.

MARKET LAMB CLASSES

  1. Light Weight (80-100 Pounds)
  2. Medium Weight (101-120 Pounds)
  3. Heavy Weight ( 121 Pounds and Up)

MARKET LAMB RULES

  1. All exhibitors are required to participate in Livestock Skillathon and attend a Quality Assurance Training to participate at the fair (see General Livestock Rules).
  2. Age — Must be born on or after February 1, 2016.
  3. Lambs must be owned by and in possession of the exhibitor by Junior Fair Lamb and Goat Weigh-in on June 4, 2016 – 8:00 to 11:00 a.m., where they will be weighed in and ear tagged. A maximum of four lambs, per exhibitor, may be weighed in, from which a maximum of 2 lambs may be shown at the fair.
  4. ALL lambs must be Scrapie tagged when they arrive at Junior Fair Lamb & Goat Weigh-in in June to be eligible for exhibition at the Belmont County Fair.
  5. Participants must be able to provide original registration papers at both weigh-in in June and at weigh-in during fair. The Junior Fair member’s records must include the animal’s official Scrapie ID and the name and address of the lock where the animal was born and where and when it was sold. (USDA) If participants do not supply this information at the June 1st weigh-in, the animal will not be registered for show at the fair. If participants do not supply this information at weigh-in at the fair, the animal may be asked to be removed from the grounds (USDA).
  6. Remove blankets for weigh-ins, both pre-fair and at the fair.
  7. Fitting and grooming — no iced towels, ice packs, or any other enhancers to be used. There is to be no use of wet towels within 2 hours of show time.
  8. It is mandatory that Junior Fair Market Lamb projects be shorn prior to the animal’s arrival at the fair.
  9. Lambs must be dehorned and castrated before Junior Fair Lamb & Goat Weigh-in on June 13, 2016. The official fair veterinarian will have the final decision in what are horns and what are scurs, and what stays on the fair grounds and what is to be taken back home.
  10. All Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion markets lambs must go directly to a state inspected slaughter house or to the sale barn and then directly to a state inspected slaughter house.
  11. If there are 10 or more lambs in a class, the class will be divided.
  12. Read Department 8-General Livestock Rules.
  13. Read Division 6-Livestock Sale.

MARKET LAMB AWARDS

Outstanding Project Knowledge

  • Market Lambs Jr.
  • Market Lambs Sr.

Trophy and Rosette

  • Grand Champion Market Lamb
  • Reserve Grand Champion Market Lamb
  • Champion Light Weight Market Lamb
  • Reserve Champion Light Weight Market Lamb
  • Champion Medium Weight Market Lamb
  • Reserve Champion Medium Weight Market Lamb
  • Champion Heavy Weight Market Lamb
  • Reserve Champion Heavy Weight Market Lamb
  • Lamb With Most Gain

2015 Market Lamb Award Sponsors

  • Belmont Mills, Inc.
  • Fruits of Life
  • Jenkins Sporting Goods
  • M. Theaker & Sons Excavating, LLC
  • Oak Grove Farm
  • St. Clair Ruritan Club
  • Somerton Ridgerunners 4-H Club
  • Vickie Henderson & Family

Rosettes and ribbons are provided by the Belmont County Agricultural Society.

SHEEP BREEDING CLASSES

  1. Ram, 2 Years Old and Over (born prior to 8/31/14)
  2. Ram, 1 Year Old to 2 Years Old (9/1/13) to 8/31/14)
  3. Ram Lamb Under 1 Year Old (born after (9/1/15)
  4. Ewe, 2 Years Old or Over (born prior to 8/31/14)
  5. Ewe, 1 Year to 2 Years Old (9/1/13 to 8/31/15)
  6. Ewe Lamb Under 1 Year Old (born after 9/1/15)

SHEEP BREEDING RULES

  1. ALL breeding projects MUST BE owned or leased and in possession of exhibitor by January 1, 2016.
  2. All exhibitors are required to participate in Livestock Skillathon to participate at the fair (see General Livestock Rules).
  3. ALL lambs must be Scrapie tagged BEFORE they arrive at fair or the animal will be required to leave the grounds.
  4. Participants must be able to provide original registration papers at weigh-in during fair. The Junior Fair member’s records must include the animal’s official Scrapie ID and the name and address of the lock where the animal was born and where and when it was sold. (USDA) If participants do not supply this information at weigh-in, the animal may be asked to be removed from the grounds (USDA).
  5. Same classes for all breeds.
  6. Crossbred animals will be judged in a separate class.
  7. Read Department 8-General Livestock Rules.

SHEEP BREEDING AWARDS

Outstanding Project Knowledge

  • Sheep Breeding Jr.
  • Sheep Breeding Sr.

Trophy and Rosette

  • Grand Champion Breeding Ewe
  • Grand Champion Breeding Ram
  • Reserve Grand Champion Breeding Ewe
  • Reserve Grand Champion Breeding Ram

Rosette

  • Reserve Grand Champion Breeding Ewe
  • Reserve Grand Champion Breeding Ram

2015 Sheep Breeding Award Sponsors

  • Braido Memorials
  • Lee & Sherri Theaker & Family
  • Lynn Parks Farm
  • Betty Snider and Lynne Swicegood

Rosettes and ribbons are provided by the Belmont County Agricultural Society.

OTHER SHEEP AWARDS

Other Awards

  • Brian Leach Good Shepherd Memorial Award will be based on sportsmanship and voted on by sheep exhibitors – Plaque.

2015 Other Sheep Award Sponsors

  • The Family of Brian Leach
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