Junior and Open Sheep 2017
CLASS I - Hampshire   
CLASS II - Rambouillet
CLASS III - Suffolk
CLASS IV - Columbia  
CLASS V - Other

Tagging:   June 6 from 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. at the fairgrounds
                June 13 from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. at the fairgrounds
                Out West - June 11

Tuesday, August 22
Weigh-in………………….....…….5-7 p.m.
Wednesday, August 23
Weigh-in………………………... ..9-10 a.m.
Thursday, August 24
Sheep Junior Show… …………..8:30 a.m.
Sheep Fitting Contest to follow market show
Friday, August 25
Sheep Showmanship Contest….9:00 a.m.
Pee-Wee Lead Class…………….5:00 p.m.
(Register at 4:30 p.m. in the Indoor Arena)
Saturday, August 26
Junior Livestock Sale……… ……9:00 a.m.
Sale Order: steers, hogs, lambs

            Blue, Red, White, Peewee:  $6,$4,$2,$3
Juniors: Blue, Red: $6, $4
Blue, Red, White, Yellow: $10, $8, $6, $4
 Marlon Bingham, Director
Gail Godfrey- Assistant, 435-458-3580
Brian Lish – Assistant, 435-279-4095
Charly Young – Assistant, 435-723-0819
Brad Stevenson – Assistant, 435-230-3437
Shaun Owen - Assistant, 435-257-2823
Marcie Owen - Assistant, 435-257-2823
Nels Jensen –  Assistant, 435-452-1905
Greg Madsen - Carcass Contest Assistant, 435-279-6483
Breeding sheep can only be shown in one division. 
There will be separate classes for all wether sheep.
Open Division
 1.           Ram Lamb under 1 year
 2.           Pen of 2 Ram Lambs
 3.           Yearling Ram under 2 years
 4.           Pen of 2 Yearling Rams
 5.           Champion and Reserve Champion Rams
 6.           Ewe Lamb under 1 year
 7.           Pen of 2 Ewe Lambs
 8.           Yearling Ewe under 2 years
 9.           Pen of 2 Yearling Ewes
10.           Champion and Reserve Champion Ewes
11.           Breeders Flock: 1 Ram; 2 Ewes any age
12.           Open class fitting and showmanship contest.
                a.   Open to any open class sheep exhibitor.
                b.   Exhibitors must own their own animal.
                c.   Awards: Trophy to top showman.
Junior Division
4-H/FFA Only
 1.    Ram Lamb under 1 year
 2.    Pen of 2 Ram Lambs
 3.    Yearling Ram under 2 years
 4.     Pen of 2 Yearling Rams
 5.    Aged Ram 2 years and older
 6.    Champion and Reserve Champion Rams
 7.    Ewe Lamb under 1 year
 8.     Pen of 2 Ewe Lambs
 9.     Yearling Ewe under 2 years
10.    Pen of 2 yearling Ewes
11.    Aged Ewe 2 years and older
12.    Champion and Reserve Champion Ewes
13.    Breeders Flock: 1 Ram; 2 Ewes - any age
14.    Barn Champion animal, Junior and Open division.
1. Exhibitors must be 4-H or FFA members of Box Elder County and must abide by the general rules.

2. The 2017 market lamb show will be open to ewes and wethers. For those who want to bring home a ewe lamb from the auction, the proper and legal procedure is to buy the lamb at the full cost during the auction. If a youth or adult approaches a buyer during the auction asking if they can purchase the lamb from the buyer at the spread price (market value) the result will be the elimination of ewe lambs from the junior livestock show. This ruling will be reevaluated on a year to year basis. 

3. All ewe lambs must be tagged with the herd identification tag for scrapies. Wether lambs do not need the tag unless they are over 18 months of age. 

4. Market lambs must be docked. The lamb’s tail needs to be a liftable dock with some evidence of the caudal fold present. Lambs will be inspected at the weigh-in in June. Those lambs with extreme docks will not be accepted. Exhibitors coming to the first weigh-in in June who are told the dock is not long enough can bring a suitable lamb to the second weigh-in. Members of the sheep committee will make final dock length determination at the weigh-in at the county fair.

5. All market lambs must be owned, tagged and fed in the county by the exhibitor at least 60 days prior to the show. 4-H or FFA members may tag up to three lambs for the Box Elder County Fair.  Families with registered 4-H and/or FFA members with fewer than three lambs per exhibitor may tag an alternate/family project animal as long as that project is used by immediate family members (brothers or sisters).   If any member has three lambs tagged, he or she will not be permitted to use an alternate/family project. 

6. An extra ewe or wether lamb may be tagged for the carcass contest over and above the three tags allowed per exhibitor. The lamb needs to be specified as a carcass lamb during the weigh-in in June. Exhibitors are responsible for making arrangements for the meat. Carcass lambs should be weighed in on Wednesday of the fair week. 

7. The Grand Champion and Reserve Champion Lamb do not have to go to slaughter.

8. Lambs entered must be pre-tagged approximately by June 20 of the current year and must weigh no more than 110 lbs. at the weigh-in and tagging in June.

9. Sheep do not need to be sheared before crossing the scale at the tagging in June.  At the weigh-in at the county fair, sheep can have no more than 60 days fleece.

10. Lamb weights: Market Lambs are to weigh a minimum of 110 pounds at the weigh-in of the county fair. If the lamb comes to the first weigh-in at the fair and does not make weight, it cannot come back the next day to be weighed again. An exhibitor may weigh in a different project animal at the second weigh-in.

11. Sheep Carcass Contest: Carcass data will be calculated on all lambs entered into the carcass contest. Participation is on a volunteer basis. Exhibitors can tag an extra ewe or wether lamb for the carcass contest and need to indicate their intention to participate in the carcass contest at the weigh-in in June. Winners will be notified prior to the carcass contest meeting. Premiums for the carcass contest will be paid as follows: first place - $125 and trophy; second place, $120; third place, $115; fourth place, $110; fifth place, $105; sixth place, $100; seventh place, $95; eighth place, $90; ninth place, $85; tenth place, $80; 11th place, $70; 12th place, $65; 13th place, $60; 14th place, $55; 15th place, $50; 16th place, $45; 17th place, $40; 18th place, $35; 19th place, $30; 20th place, $25.

12. Absolutely no vaccination of any kind should be given to lambs at least 30 days prior to the fair.

13. Showmanship Contest:
a. Open to all FFA and 4-H sheep members exhibiting at the county fair.
b. There will be ten classes in the showmanship: 12th grade, 11, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, and 3rd grade as of January 1 of current year. Showmanship will take place in the indoor arena on Friday starting at 9 a.m. Contestants must show their own animal in the showmanship contest.
14. Fitting Contest
a. Open to all FFA and 4-H sheep members exhibiting at the county fair.
b. There will be three classes in fitting: 3rd - 5th grade, 6th-8th grade, and 9th -     12th grade as of January 1st of current year. The fitting classes will be held Thursday following the junior market lamb show - working with a lunch hour)
c. In the fitting contest, entrants will be required to show their skills in fitting an animal for show. Fitting equipment (hand shears, wool card) should be furnished by the exhibitor but will be provided if needed. Raw animals will be provided.
Awards: 1st - Trophy & $15, 2nd - $14, 3rd - $13, 4th - $12, 5th - $11.

15. The use of any device that restricts a lamb from eating, such as a muzzle, is prohibited while at the fairgrounds.

16. Sheep Display Contest:

a. A trophy will be presented to the best display.
b. The displays can be done by an individual, family, club or chapter.
c. The display will be judged on cleanliness of the pens, organization of materials and overall effect of the display.
d. The displays must be finished by 12:00 noon on Thursday.

17.  Please call Marcie Owen, 435-257-2823, to reserve lamb pens by August 1.  4-H leaders are responsible to reserve pens for their 4-H club members. 

18. Pee-Wee Lead Open Class: This class is for young exhibitors who want to show and lead a lamb. It will be held Friday at 5:00 p.m. Registration will be at 4:30 p.m. Contact Jan Dallin, 279-8778 for information.
1.         Age 3 through 2nd graders as of January 1 of current year.   
2.         Must be able to lead a lamb.
3.         Halters are required.
4.         Costumes for contestants and lambs are required.
5.         Contestants and lambs will parade in costume at band stand at 5:45 p.m. Use your imagination - see you there!
Everyone is a winner. A ribbon and $3 premium will be awarded to every entry. A first place trophy will be given and a second place honorable mention. Entries will be judged on:
                  Most Outstanding
                  Most Creative
                  Most Original