MIDDLETOWN GRANGE FAIR
AUGUST 14- 18, 2013
DEPARTMENT 4- Sheep
Carl Slack Fred Belke Bud Baldwin
SECTION 1— Breeding Sheep
Friday, August 16, 2013 — 4:30 P.M.
1. Entries close July 20, 2013.
2. Substitutes will not be accepted after midnight, August 7, 2013.
3. Entry fees must be paid at the time of making entries.
4. Entry fee is $1.00 per head; Bucks County 4-H entries are free, but members must fill out an entry blank.
5. All entered animals must be owned by the exhibitor at least 30 days before the Show, AND MUST BE MARKED WITH PERMANENT PENNSYLVANIA DESIGNATED EAR TAG OR TATTOO.
6. Entry fees will not be refunded unless the applicant withdraws his entry before July 20, 2013.
7. Breed number requirement - in order for the breed to be shown there must be a total of 15 head entered and exhibited by 3 different breeders. (Decision is at the discretion of the show committee).
8. All animals must be in place by 10:00 A.M., Wednesday, the first day of the Fair and remain in the Fair Grounds until 4:00 P.M., Sunday, the last day of the Fair.
The only exception will be those exhibitors who have permission from the Fair Chairman to attend another Sheep Show.
Violators will automatically forfeit their premiums.
9. Any number of animals may be entered in a class, but only two (2) of these animals can receive premiums or ribbons.
10. Sheep showing clinical signs of contagious, infectious or external parasitic disease including foot rot will NOT be admitted to any show.
11. Any show sheep must be individually identified by a PERMANENT PENNSYLVANIA DESIGNATED ear tag or tattoo.
12. The flock of origin, including sheep consigned to a show, shall be examined by an accredited veterinarian. The veterinarian must prepare the official health certificate and must state on the health certificate that he examined the entire flock and found no evidence of contagious, infectious or external parasitic disease. The date of examination must also appear on the health certificate. All sheep from other states must be accompanied by an interstate health certificate issued by an accredited veterinarian indicating an examination fur health within 30 days.
1A – Cheviot 1E – Merino 1I – Columbia 1M – Montadale
lB – Corriedale lF - Shropshire 1J – Oxford 1N - Other (by breed)
lC – Dorset IG – Southdown 1K –Rambouillet 1O - Market
lD – Hampshire lH - Suffolk 1L – Romney 1P – Champions
PREMIUMS: $12.00 $10.00 $9.00 $8.00 $7.00 $6.00 $5.00** Except for Classes 3, 4, 9, & 10
Class Ribbons 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th (first five places only)
1. Ram, Fall Lamb (Born Sept. 1 through Dec. 31, 2012)*
2. Ram, Spring Lamb (Born on Jan. 1, 2013 or after)*
3. A. Champion B. Reserve Champion Ram of Breed
4. A. Champion B. Reserve Champion Ram of Show
5. Aged Ewe
6. Ewe-l year and under 2
7. Ewe, Fall Lamb (Born Sept. through Dec 31, 2012)*
8. Ewe, Spring Lamb (Born on Jan.1, 2013 or after)*
9. A. Champion B. Reserve Champion Ewe of Breed
10. A. Champion B. Reserve Champion Ewe of Show
11. Pen of Lambs — consisting of two (2) ewe lambs
12. Breeders’ Young Flock - consisting of a ram lamb & 2 ewe lambs all bred and owned by the exhibitor
13. Get of Sire — consisting of four (4) breeding animals, any age or sex, the get of one sire. (Get need not be owned by the exhibitor)
14. Market Class I
15. Market Class II
16. Market Class III
17. Market Class IV
18. Market Class V
19. Ram, Yearling (Born September 1, 2010 - August 31, 2012)
* These classes will require registration papers.
Grand Champion Reserve Grand Champion
Ribbons will be awarded to the first five placing In all classes. Cash premiums will be paid to the first seven placings: first, $12.00; second, $10.00; third, $9.00; fourth,
$8.00; fifth, $7.00; sixth, $6.00; and seventh, $5.00; except for classes 3, 4, 9, 10.
SHEEP SHOW COMMITTEE
Ken Poorman Sharon Poorman Ron Andress
Tim Ruth Dennis Marquis Bob Brown
LAMB SALE COMMITTEE
Rita Brown Sue Andress Bob Brown
Sharon Poorman Coleen Coleman
SECTION 4- Wool
CHAIRMEN: Mark Woodward
1. Wool exhibited must be produced by the exhibitor who must have owned the sheep from which the fleece was shorn.
2. Exhibits are open to both PUREBRED and COMMERCIAL flocks.
3. Exhibits will be placed in clear plastic bags.
NATURAL COLORED WOOLS
The purpose of this Show is to encourage the production of better fleeces of colored wool for home spinners and weavers. In addition to the general rules, the following apply specifically to the natural colored wool classes.
Any fleece entered for competition in the Natural Colored Wool Show shall be discriminated against and subject to disqualification if showing any definite defect including the following:
1. Any fleece not skirted, removing excessive dirt, plant material, tags, etc.
2. Showing any paint or tar brand substances.
3. Discolored from excessive moisture, oxidation or showing effects of cotting.
Class Fleece Classification PREMIUMS $10.00 $8.00 $6.00]
20 White Fleece (60’s & finer)
21 White Fleece (58’s & coarser)
22 Solid Black, Brown/Grey Fleece (60’s & finer)
23 Solid Black, Brown/Grey Fleece (58’s & coarser)
24 Nonsolid Colored Fleeces (60’s & finer)
25 Nonsolid Colored Fleeces (58’s & coarser)
26 Champion Wool of Show – Ribbon only