WOOD COUNTY JUNIOR SHEEP SHOW

 

SHOW- Tuesday, July 16, 2019

WVU Extension Service (304)424-1960

J.J Barrett-Agriculture Extension Agent

Youth Livestock Barn Chairs

Pete and Cathy Garrison-(304)-679-3175

 

SECTION I GENERAL GUIDELINES

  1. There is no entry fee.Participants in the Junior Sheep Show must be a member in good standing of the Wood County 4-H or FFA programs and

  2. Completed Project Livestock Exhibitors must have a completed project to receive a fair pass and sell their animal in the Wood County Junior Livestock Sale. 

Completed Project=70% or higher score on Project Book +Record Guide+ Fair Exhibit + Activity Record

Completed Project Books are due June 4, 2019 at WVU Extension Office by 4:30 pm

Records guides due Friday, July 26, 2019 at WVU Extension Office by 4:30 pm

 

4-H/FFA Youth must score a 70% or above on their project book to be eligible for the market class and to sell their animal in the Junior Livestock Sale.

 

If a project is declared incomplete, the exhibitor cannot sell their animal in the Wood County Junior Livestock Sale or compete for grand or reserve champion

  1. We recommend that lambs’ tails be docked at the level of the distal end of the caudal tail fold.Lambs’ tails are docked for cleanliness and to minimize fly strike, but cosmetic, excessively short tail docking can lead to an increased incidence of rectal prolapses and is unacceptable for the welfare of the lamb.Market lambs or breeding sheep entered in 4-H/FFA sponsored youth fair exhibits will be observed by Extension and/or FFA personnel for evidence of rectal prolapse.Any lamb exhibiting any signs of rectal prolapse will be disqualified from the event, any official tags removed, and the animal removed from the premises.

  2. All market lambs must be between

  3. Animals are to be kept at the residence of the exhibitor, his/ her parents or legal guardian. Any other arrangements need prior approval by the WVU Extension Agent or the FFA Instructor.

  4. Any animal purchased outside of WV must be accompanied with Certificate of Veterinary Inspection.

  5. ALL ANIMALS MUST HAVE A SCRAPIE TAG and must comply with the WV Department of Agriculture Health Regulations.

  6. All animals are to be available for inspection by the WVU Agriculture Extension Agent, FFA advisor, and committee member.

  7. All animals must be tagged on Saturday

  8. ALL EXHIBITORS MUST TURN IN A COMPLETED PROJECT BOOK AND ACTIVITY RECORD TO THE EXTENSION OFFICE BY Tuesday, .

  9. Any medications, drugs or growth stimulants given by the exhibitor or by a veterinarian must be recorded in your record guide. All animals are to be free of all residues left by medications and ready for slaughter on the date of the sale.

  10. All goats and sheep must walk through a foot bath before entering the barn.No exceptions as deemed by the WV Department of Agriculture.

  11. All animals must be on the fairgrounds by 3:00 pm Sunday, July 15, 2018.

  12. Weigh-ins for all animals will start at

  13. Weight Limits: Lambs must weigh at least 90lbs and no more than 140 lbs on weigh- in day July 15, 2018.

  14. No distinction will be made between grade and registered sheep.

  15. Underweight lambs will sell at the end of the market lamb section of the sale as feeder lambs. Overweight lambs will sell at the end of the sale as 140 pounds.Lambs not making the sale will be permitted to exhibit in the showmanship classes.

  16. Animals entered in Breeding Classes cannot be entered in a Market Class or vice versa.

  17. For the showmanship class the exhibitor has the option to use either their market or purebred lamb.

  18. Feeding, Caring and Grooming of the animals must be done by the exhibitor. Any other assistance needs to be approved by the livestock chair.Grooming and fitting must be done in the barn in which the animals are housed or immediate area adjacent to it.

  19. No oils, powders, paints or dyes can be used on the animal.

  20. The age on the day of show will determine the showmanship class that each exhibitor will show in.

  21. If an exhibitor cannot show his/her animal in a class because of an illness, accident, or death, another showman can substitute and must be a member of the 4-H or FFA programs in Wood County and be in the same or lower age group.

  22. All exhibitors must be in proper show attire when showing in any class as well as for the sale. Proper attire is defined as Wood County 4-H or FFA show shirt, jeans and boots.

  23. All exhibitors must show in showmanship and market class for the market animal to be eligible for the sale.

  24. All Grand and Reserve Champion Market animals must be sold. If any other exhibitor does not want to sell, the exhibitor must notify the project chairs within 30 minutes of the end of the show to have their animal excluded from the sale.

  25. A halter may be used if approved by your Chairmen.

  26. The practice or use of devices such as striking animals to cause swelling, icing animals to tighten muscles, using electrical contrivance, or other similar practices are not acceptable and are prohibited.

  27. All exhibitors must conform to the general rules of the WV Interstate Fair & Exposition, Inc. and the Junior Livestock Committee Chairs.

  28. All Project Chairmen reserve the right to interpret rules governing the sheep show.

  29. Any 4-H or FFA members not adhering to the individual project guidelines will be excluded from the sale.

  30. Exhibitors must clean there stalls and hand in Thank You cards to their livestock chair before leaving.

  31. All 4-H/FFA animals on exhibit CANNOT BE REMOVED FROM THE FAIRGROUNDS until Saturday July 21, 2018 at 10:00pm.Animals must be removed by Sunday July 22, 2018 at 10:00 am.

  32. Exhibition score is determined by the project chairmen. The score can be based on the pen cleanliness, cooperation with others, being on time for shows, etc.

  33. ALL COMPLETED RECORD GUIDES ARE DUE IN TO THE EXTENSION OFFICE BY July 27, 2018.

  34. WV Interstate Fair Board, Wood County 4-H leaders Association and the Blennerhassett FFA will not be responsible for any accident on the fairground. Precautions will be taken to protect the animals.

SECTION lI PUREBRED SHEEP PROJECTS (BREEDING CLASSES)

LIMIT 3 ANIMALS PER EXHIBITOR

 

Class 1 Ewe under one year                         Class 5 Ram under one year

Class 2 Ewe over one year                            Class 6 Ram over one year

Class 3 Grand Champion Female                 Class 7 Grand Champion Ram

Class 4 Reserve Champion Female             Class 8 Reserve Champion Ram  

 

SECTION llI MARKET LAMB PROJECTS

ONE ANIMAL PER EXHIBITOR

 

Market lambs must be born between January 1 and April 30, 2018

 

Class 9 Market Lamb projects (Wether or Ewe) must weigh between 90 & 140 lbs

Class 10 Grand Champion Market Lamb - must weigh between 90 & 140 lbs

Class 11 Reserve Champion Market Lamb - must weigh between 90 & 140 lbs

 

SECTION lll- SHEEP SHOWMANSHIP

 

 Class 12 Showmanship -10 years of age and under

Class 13 Showmanship- 11,12,13 years of age

Class 14 Showmanship- 14,15,16 years of age

Class 15 Showmanship- 17 years of age or older

 

Transportation Needs- If an exhibitor is having problems in getting their project animal to the fair in time to meet the deadlines, contact the Wood County WVU Extension Office to arrange transportation.

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