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RULES

1. Entry fee - $2.00 per class. Mail entries to Janelle Ashley, 33 North Main Street, Whiting, VT 05778, Tel. 989-9528. Entries must be returned by Friday, July 25, 2016.

2. Exhibitors must provide their own feed and bedding. Sawdust & straw can be purchased at the grounds.

3. All animals must arrive on the grounds and be checked for health, registration and class entries between noon and 9:00 p.m. on Monday, August 8, 2016. After check in, only scratches can be made. Animals must remain in the grounds until 9:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 13, 2016. All animals must be removed by 10:00 a.m. Sunday, August 14, 2016. Exhibitors are responsible for taking down and stacking their own pens and cleaning their area.

4. Barn Meeting for all exhibitors Tuesday, August 9th at 6:00 pm in the Show Tent.

5. HEALTH REGULATIONS: All sheep must have health certificates and MUST be free of visual evidence of the following diseases: foot rot, sore mouth, pink-eye, and ringworm. Any sheep deemed to be unhealthy by the Judge or Show Superintendent will be barred from exhibition and showing. All sheep must be vaccinated for rabies thirty (30) days prior to August 8, 2016 and must have a certificate to verify the vaccination. All sheep must have scrapie ear tag.

6. Only registered sheep may enter this show except Market Lamb Class.

7. Exhibitors may show no more than two (2) breeds and no more than twelve (12) head. Exhibitors are limited to two entries per single class and one entry in any group class. All sheep shown in group classes must have been shown in individual classes.

8. Lambs born after January 1, must have all their lamb’s teeth. Lambs born after September 1, shown in Senior Classes, may have dropped the first pair of lamb’s teeth, but not up even with their lamb teeth. Yearlings may not have more than 4 permanent teeth at the time of competition. Dividing date for Senior and Junior lambs is January 1st.

9. Breeds will be shown separately.

10. All sheep must be presented appropriately according to breed standards.

11. Breeders should have farm signs and information on their breed for promotional and educational purposes.

12. EXHIBITOR POT LUCK DINNER Saturday, August 13th, 7:00pm

CLASSES

Champion Ram

1. Yearling Ram - 1 year of age, but under two years

2. Senior Ram Born on or after September 1, 2015 and before January 1, 2016

3. Junior Ram Lamb-Born on or after January 1, 2016

4. Pair of Ram Lambs

Champion Ewe

5. Age ewe

6. Yearling Ewe - 1 year of age, but under two years

7. Pair of Yearling Ewe

8. Senior Ewe Lamb-Born on or after September 1, 2015 and before January 1, 2016

9. Junior Ewe Lamb-Born on or after January 1, 2016

10. Pair of Ewe Lambs

11. Daughter/Dam

12. Flock (1 ram, 3 ewes)

Supreme Champion Ram All Breeds

Supreme Champion Ewe All Breeds

Market Lamb-lamb must be slick shorn and may be divided into light and heavy weight at the discretion of the judge.

Best Fleeced Animal: one entry per exhibitor, award only top fleece. Natural colored and white wool classes.

Premiums

# in Class 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th

1 $10

2 $10 $8

3 $10 $8 $5

4 $10 $8 $5 $3

5 $12 $10 $8 $5 $3

6 $12 $10 $8 $5 $3 $2

7 $12 $10 $8 $5 $3 $2 $2

8+ $12 $10 $8 $5 $3 $2 $2 $2 $2 $2

All premiums will be presented at the exhibitors meeting at 7:00 p.m. on August 13, 2016. The Superintendent reserves the right to withhold any premium or award to any exhibitor who has not adhered to the rules of the OPEN SHEEP SHOW.

All exhibitors are expected to conduct themselves in a cooperative and respectful manner. The Superintendents reserve the right to ask an exhibitor to leave.

 YOUTH SHEEP PROMOTIONAL CONTESTS

Entry Form due Monday, July 25, 2016. The purpose of these contests is to provide all youth exhibitors a chance to participate in the Addison County Fields Day, as well as provide displays describing the fun and value of youth sheep projects to the public.

There are three different contests available for youth to enter. Youth are not limited in the number of entries.

1. Photo Contest – All photographs must be taken by the youth making the entry. One entry/exhibitor. Entries may be black and white or color photos. Photos measuring 5x7 minimum: 8x10 maximum. Entries should be labeled with a short identifying caption on the front. All photos must be matted and in a plastic sleeve, no frames please.

2. Ad Layout Contest-Develop an Advertisement promoting your sheep project, sheep products or sheep industry. Do not use any commercial or brand names, including farm names in your ad. (Think of this as developing a full-page ad on your sheep project for a national magazine or flyer to distribute to the public at the fair.) Finished advertisements should fit on paper size 8¹/₂” x 11”.

3. Poster Contest- Youth may use pictures, drawings, photographs, charts and words to promote one aspect of sheep production, management or showmanship-such as barn safety, proper animal nutrition, why people pick a specfiic breed, etc. Posters should make people stop, read and remember.

4. These contests are open to all youth in the following age groups: Junior age 8-12; Intermediate/Senior age 13-21.

5. Exhibitor name, address, age as of January 1, 2016 and contest entered must be attached to the BACK of each entry.

6. Copyrighted material, such as the Peanuts Cartoon characters, etc., and commercial signs, materials, or pictures promoting specific companies, farm names or products, may not be used.

7. Entries should have wires or strings attached for hanging. If no other means are provided, staples will be used to display entries.

8. All entries must be received by 8:00am August 9, 2016 and picked up August 13th, 2016 after 9:00pm.

9. Champions will be given in each age group in the three contests. Also, a “Public Choice Award” in each overall contest will be chosen by fairgoers during Addison County Field Days, votes will be tallied and awarded on Saturday, August 13th, 2016 at the Sheep Barn meeting at 7:00pm.

SHEEP & WOOL GARMENT LEAD LINE CLASS

Saturday, August 13, 2016 — 1:00 p.m. — At the sheep show tent.

UNDER THE DIRECTION OF: Christa Cousineau; Kathleen Parent, 948-2779

The purpose of this class is to provide an opportunity to promote wool garments and sheep to the public.

Classes:

• Novice (8 and under or 1st year)

• Junior (9-12)

• Seniors (13-18)

• Adult (19 and over)

1. Participants need not be involved in a sheep project, contact Christa Cousineau or Kathleen Parent if interested in borrowing a sheep. A training session in sheep will be given before the show.

2. Garment must be at least 70 percent wool, may be purchased or homemade.

3. Contestant must be able to set pose with a well mannered sheep for the judge.

4. All contestants must bring the pattern envelope if they sewed or knitted their own garment

5. Extra points for garment if it is homemade.

6. Send lead line entry form by Friday, July 22, 2016 to:

Janelle Ashley, 33 North Main Street, Whiting, VT 05778 Tel. 989-9528

7. Submit commentaries for judges by Saturday, August 13, 2016.

YOUTH BLOCKING AND FITTING CONTEST

Saturday, August 13, 2016 — 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. — Entry Forms due Friday, July 22, 2016

The purpose of this contest is to allow contestants the opportunity to show his or her ability and skills at preparing a sheep for show. Judging will be based on teamwork, blocking and trimming ability, technique (i.e. patience gentleness) in handling a sheep which has not been handled before.Technique is using various pieces of trim equipment, and the ability to find and accentuate the good qualities of a sheep.

1. Sheep will be assigned by a random drawing of numbers.

2. Senior (18-21 years of age as of Jan. 1, 2016), Intermediate (13-17 years) and Junior (8-12 years) classes.

3. The oldest team member determines the age class in which the team will participate. Teams consist of two contestants only.

4. Untrimmed sheep will be provided. The trimming of feet is not part of contest.

5. Contestants handling sheep in a manner which might harm the sheep will be disqualified.

6. During the contest, every team is given one hour to prepare and fit the animal for show. Each team must provide their own stand and equipment. Electric clippers are permitted; one pair of clippers per team is allowed. Judging will directly follow the hour of trimming time.

7. No opened-toe shoes are allowed during this contest!

8. Safety is key factor for both animal and contestants. Adults may assist youth only when preparing ring and clearing equipment or when there is a safety issue.

9. Animals will be fit as meat sheep

OPEN SHEEP SHOW

Friday, August 12, 2016 — 9:00 a.m.

SUPERINTENDENT: Janelle Ashley, 989-9528, janellehashley@gmail.com — REGISTER ON LINE AT: https://sites.google.com/site/acffdsheepshow/