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Open Sheep

Entry Information

Supervisor: Alvin McNeil

Entry Deadline: August 29, 2022

Entry Charge: $8 per head (no additional charges for group classes)

Arrival & Release Schedule


Breeds

Arrival

Release

Corridale Columbia, Rambouillet
Other Rec Wool Breeds

Sept 11th
6 to 11 am

Sept 12th
after 9 pm

Dorsets, Hampshire, Suffolk
Other Rec Meat Breeds

Sept 13th
6 to 11 am

Sept 14th
after 9 pm

Judging Schedule

Monday, Sept 12 4:00 p.m. Open Wool Breeds (Columbia, Corriedale, Rambouillet, Other Recognized Wool Breeds)
Judge: Richard Hutchings, Fallon, NV
Wednesday, Sept 14 11:00 a.m. Open Meat Breeds (Dorset, Hampshire, Suffolk, Other Recognized Meat Breeds)
Judge: Richard Hutchings, Fallon, NV

Special Rules

Exhibitors are required to read and abide by the Livestock General Rules.

1. Late entries will be accepted only if sufficient space is available, and will require payment of double the entry fee.
2. All sheep including young animals in purebred classes must be registered in the flock books of their respective breeds, and must have an ear-tag before entering the ring. The ear-tag number must, therefore, form a part of the entry. All animals must have an ear-tag clamped in the ear or have a legible tattoo.
3. To avoid over-crowding, while encouraging more entries, entries will be limited to one flock (16 head) per breed, per handler.
4. Exhibitors must have registration papers or copies of registration papers on all breeding animals for supervisor to check. If registration is pending, exhibitor must provide proof from the breed association that application for registration has been submitted. Papers must be checked at the Livestock Office before the show.
5. Lamb lots must have lambs teeth.
6. 4-H & FFA Breeding Sheep Exhibitors staying for the Open Show need to clean out their pens after 9 pm on Saturday, Sept 10th for re-bedding.
7. Meat breeds (including Suffolk, Hampshire, Dorset, Shropshire and Southdown) will be shown slick shorn. Animals must have been completely shorn within two weeks of the show, with no more than 1/4" wool at showtime.

Premiums & Awards

Utah State Fair Pays:

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

5th

6th

7th

8th

9th

10th

$40

$38

$36

$34

$30

$26

$22

$18

$14

$10

SPECIAL AWARDS

Premier Breeder - This award to be made to one breeder, in each breed, of not to exceed eight animals winning the most money in open single lots, including animals bred by him but exhibited by others. (No limit on number exhibited but award automatically figured on top eight animals winning the most money.)


Barn Prize - One $50.00 award and ribbon for best kept exhibit for each rotation. A committee consisting of the supervisor and members of the Utah Registered Sheep Breeders will make inspections to determine the award. Judges will take into consideration the following: (1) Orderliness & cleanliness of pens and animals (2) Promptness in having pens clean by 8:00 a.m. (3) Systematic and neat arrangements of equipment and feed (4) Personal appearance of herdsmen and helpers (5) Observance of all rules and regulations (6) Cooperation with officials in promoting the show (7) Decorations (8) Educational features
Prizes will be awarded the last day of the show.

Supreme Champions - (Judging will be held immediately following Open Class judging on Wed., Sept. 14)
Supreme Champion Ram - Champion from all breeds competing - $50 and Buckle
Supreme Champion Ewe - Champion from all breeds competing - $50 and Buckle

Classes

CLASS CO - COLUMBIA
CLASS CR - CORRIDALE
CLASS DO - DORSET
CLASS HA - HAMPSHIRE
CLASS OM - OTHER RECOGNIZED MEAT BREEDS
CLASS OW - OTHER RECOGNIZED WOOL BREEDS
CLASS RA - RAMBOUILLET
CLASS SU - SUFFOLK

RAMS

(Rosettes awarded to Champions)

Lot No.
1. Ram 1 year old & under 2
2. Pen of 2 Yearling Rams (only one entry per exhibitor)*
3. Fall Ram Lambs - born before Dec 15, 2021
4. Winter Ram Lambs - born Dec 15, 2021 to Feb 14, 2022
5. Spring Ram Lambs - born Feb 15, 2022 & after
6. Pen of 2 Ram Lambs (only one entry per exhibitor)*
7. Best Pair - 1 Yearling Ram & 1 Lamb Ram (only one entry per exhibitor)*
8. CHAMPION RAM
9. RESERVE CHAMPION RAM


EWES
(Rosettes awarded to Champions)

Lot No.
10. Ewe 1 year old & under 2
11. Pen of 2 Yearling Ewes (only one entry per exhibitor)*
12. Flock - owned by exhibitor (to consist of 1 Yearling Ram and 2 Yearling Ewes) - only one entry per exhibitor.*
13. Fall Ewe Lambs - born before Dec 15, 2021
14. Winter Ewe Lambs - born Dec 15, 2021 to Feb 14, 2022
15. Spring Ewe Lambs - born Feb 15, 2022 & after
16. Pen of 2 Ewe Lambs (only one entry per exhibitor)*
17. Young Flock - owned by exhibitor (to consist of 1 Ram Lamb and 2 Ewe Lambs) - only one entry per exhibitor.*
18. Get of Sire - owned by exhibitor (to consist of 4 animals, both sexes represented, sire must be named) - only one entry per exhibitor.*
19. Best Pair - 1 Yearling Ewe & 1 Ewe Lamb (only one entry per exhibitor)*
20. Best 4 Head - owned by exhibitor - 4 animals either sex - (only one entry per exhibitor)*
21. CHAMPION EWE
22. RESERVE CHAMPION EWE

*All animals shown in a group class must be entered in an individual age class.

The Utah Registered Sheep Breeders Association

The Utah Registered Sheep Breeders Association will give awards to exhibitors at the Utah State Fair who are current paid members of the Utah Registered Sheep Breeders Association. (The only exception being youth not graduated from high school or over the age of high school graduation may participate without being a member of the Utah Registered Sheep Breeders Association.) Memberships must be paid prior to June 30.

The following awards will be made in the Hampshire, Suffolk, Columbia, and Rambouillet breeds to current paid members on Pen of 2 Ram Lambs, Pen of 2 Ewe Lambs, Pen of 2 Yearling Rams and Pen of 2 Yearling Ewes.


1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place 4th Place
$25 $20 $15 $10
A trophy to the exhibitor of the Supreme Champion Ram and Supreme Champion Ewe will be awarded. Exhibitor does not have to be a current paid member to be eligible for Supreme Awards.

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