Department I - 4-H
Division N - Sheep

​Co-Superintendent: Debbie Clarke 360-789-5653 debbie.clarke@live.com
Co-Superintendent: Tamara Brathovde (253) 820-1560 tamarabrathovde@gmail.com

RULES

  1. Two entries per lot in singles classes A, B, C, D & E, H & I allowed.
  2. In lots I, J & K, fleece is to be no longer than 3/4".
  3. Animals in lots A-E not eligible in lots H & J, one entry limit for Lot J.

CLASS 1 – SHEEP FITTING & SHOWING
Points: Blue – 75 Red – 55 White – 25

LOT

  1. Junior
  2. Intermediate
  3. Senior

SHEEP TYPE
Points: Blue – 55 Red – 40 White – 30

CLASS 2 - BORDER CHEVIOT

CLASS 3 - COLUMBIA

CLASS 4 - CORRIEDALE

CLASS 5 - DORSET

CLASS 6 - HAMPSHIRE

CLASS 7 - MONTADALE

CLASS 8 - ROMNEY

CLASS 9 - SHROPSHIRE

CLASS 10 - SOUTHDOWN

CLASS 11 - SUFFOLK

CLASS 12 - NATURAL COLORED

CLASS 13 - CROSSBRED (NO RAMS)

CLASS 14 - OTHER BREEDS

LOT

  1. Aged ewe - aged ewe two years of age or older by Aug 1
  2. Yearling ewe - Ewe one year of age, but less than two years, Aug. l
  3. Ewe lamb - Ewe less than one year on Aug. 1
  4. Ram lamb - Ram less than one year of age Aug. 1
  5. Yearling ram-Ram one year of age, but less than two years, Aug. 1
  6. Ewe and her lamb - ewe from lots A or B with lamb or lambs she raised, which were shown in lots C-D or H-J.
  7. Exhibitor’s Flock (3 head) - Consists of one aged ewe or one yearling ewe, and one ewe lamb, and one yearling ram or ram lamb, which were shown in above lots by the same exhibitor. Ribbons only.

CLASS 15 – MARKET LAMBS

  1. Club flock. No premium points. Club flock will consist of 5 sale or non-sale market lambs or 5 breeding sheep shown by 2 or more exhibitors from the same club. There will be a first, second, and third placing.
  2. Feeder lamb.
  3. Market lamb. (Non-sale animal) Judge will separate feeders and markets in the ring.
  4. Market lamb - Sale animal-choice or select - Champion and Reserve Champion

CLASS 16 - ALL BREEDS – WETHERS

LOT

  1. Wool breeds, in full fleece
  2. Down breeds, in full fleece

CLASS 17-

LOT

  1. Three member teams

​Dapper Sheep Crew Contest
Saturday, August 3, 11 am in the West Arena. No premium points
Purpose: The purpose of this contest is to provide 4-H and FFA members an opportunity to have fun and demonstrate their ability to work together in a safe and humane manner to groom and prepare a sheep for show.

Eligibility: This contest is open to all 4-H and FFA Sheep show persons. The crew will be composed of a combination of three 4-H and FFA project members: i.e., 2 4-H and 1 FFA; 2 FFA and 1 4-H.

General Rules: Each crew will be provided a sheep and all grooming equipment and supplies:

  • Sheep stand
  • 2 Hand shears (1 large, 1 small)
  • 2 Wool Cards
  • 1 Soft bristle brush
  • 1 Hard bristle brush
  • Groom rags—dry, with no grooming aids added
  • 1 Gallon of water and a Bucket—no other water is allowed
  • Hoof trimmers
  • Halter

Not Allowed:

  • Electric equipment (electric shears, blowers, etc.)
  • Commercial products (soap, hoof black/Sharpie marker, whiteners, etc.)
  • Razor blades or any items containing any type of razor blade
  • Scissors
  • Spray containers

Procedures:

  1. Register crew. (At time of written quiz).
  2. One crew member will complete a written quiz prior to beginning of the arena event. Resources for questions will be all be in Cooperative Extension publications: EM3125 4-H Member Manual Advanced Livestock Science; PNW 679 Judging Sheep and Oral Reasons 101; K-State publication Market Lamb Showmanship from Start to Finish.
  3. Thirty (30) minutes will be allowed for grooming the sheep.
  4. Following grooming, crew members will have 15 minutes to practice showing the sheep. All members may assist, but only one will be selected by the team to do the final showing.
  5. The second member will do final showing.
  6. The third member will judge the class and conduct oral reasons for the Judges based on the class. The class will consist of market lambs or breeding ewes (age for breeding ewes is dependent on availability).

Basis of Judging:

  1. Grooming: 15 points possible points
    Awarded on the method the crew demonstrated to clean and prepare the sheep for show. Use tools correctly.
  2. Teamwork: 15 points possible
    Teamwork points are based on how well the crew is organized for each member to have their own task to perform, if all participate equally, and if total job is finished in the allotted time.
    • Be well organized. Each crew member should have their own tasks.
    • Space out to work.
    • Be pleasant to fellow crew members.
    • Behavior and appearance that shows pride and respect for yourself and your organizations (4-H and FFA) is expected of all exhibitors. Courteous, appropriate language and clean appropriate clothing is part of your exhibiting responsibility.
    • Do not talk with friends or parents in audience or other teams. Excessive talking outside a crew may be marked down.
  3. Safety: 10 points possible
    Points awarded for properly following the rules of safety for working around a sheep.
    • All members of the crew must wear closed toe shoes.
    • Never leave the sheep unattended on the stand.
    • Safe handling of grooming equipment (hand shears, cards, hoof trimmers, etc.)
    • Any abuse or harsh treatment of the sheep will result in disqualification of the crew.
  4. Written Questions: 20 points possible
    Resources for questions: See item 2—Procedures.
    One crew member is judged on personal appearance and ability to answer written questions. Types of written questions will be about breeds, cuts of meat, wool characteristics and health.
  5. Showmanship: 20 points possible
    One crew member is judged on personal appearance and ability to present the sheep their squad has fitted. Will be conducted as an actual showmanship class.
  6. Judging: 20 points possible
    One crew member is judged on personal appearance and their ability to present to the Judge oral reasons based on a market or breeding ewe class.
    Each crew member will receive the ribbons earned by the team.