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Dept. 4: Sheep


Annette Knotts
674 Walnut Lane

Hyndman, PA 15545


Entry day 9:00 a.m. to noon, the first Saturday
Entry fee $4
1. No sheep showing clinical signs of contagious, infectious or external parasitic disease including foot rot and sore mouth will be admitted to any show.
2. All show sheep must be individually identified by a ear tag or tattoo, and this identification must be listed on the health certificate.
3. The flock of origin, including sheep consigned to a show, shall be examined by an accredited veterinarian. The veterinarian must prepare the original health certificate (AAI-13) 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 which is acceptable (legal) March 1 or later.
4. Certification by the owner and accredited veterinarian that the identified animal(s) is (are not) known to have been exposed to scrapie.
5. All sheep must bear an official U.S.D.A./A.P.H.I.S. ear tag to be exhibited at the show. Sheep from flocks on the voluntary scrapie program must bear the official ear tag, tattoo or electronic ear implant.
All breeding sheep must have rabies vaccine.
County entries will be entered first. Out-of-county entries will be taken on standby basis.

1. All Sheep shown in the open class must be registered, except   N. Crossbred class .
2. The flock of origin including the sheep consigned to a show or sale, except sheep and lambs for immediate slaughter shall be examined by an accredited veterinarian within 30 days prior to the first day of the show or sale. The veterinarian must state on the health certificate that he examined the entire flock and found no evidence of contagious or infectious disease. The date of examination must be also be stated on the health certificate.
3. Any animal of unthrifty nature, unsuitable condition, or which cannot be satisfactorily handled under show conditions, must be removed from the fairgrounds.
4. To collect premium money, the owner must be present the day of the show.
5. Premiums will not be paid to an unworthy animal. Worthiness to be determined by the Judge.
6. Maximum of two entries in individual classes and one entry per group class per exhibitor.
7. To stimulate interest, there will be prizes given to the best fitted flocks exhibited. To be eligible for this award the exhibitor must exhibit in three or more classes.
        1st - $10; 2nd - $8; 3rd - $6
8. All questions should be referred to the barn superintendent, who exercises final decision.
9. Spring lambs: Animal born on or after January 1, of the current year.
10. Fall Lambs: Animal born between September 1 and December 31 of previous year.
Due to limited pen space exhibitors may be put on a waiting list.



    1 . Spring Ram Lambs $10 $8 $7 $5 $3
    2. Fall Ram Lambs $10 $8 $7 $5 $3
    4. Yearling Ram $10 $8 $7 $5 $3
    6. Champion Ram Ribbon
    7. Reserve Champion Ram Ribbon
    8. Spring Ewe Lamb $10 $8 $7 $5 $3
    9. Fall Ewe Lamb $10 $8 $7 $5 $3
   11. Yearling Ewe $ 10 $8 $7 $5 $3
   13. Champion Ewe Ribbon
   14. Reserve Champion Ewe Ribbon
   19. Supreme Champion Ewe Ribbon
   20. Supreme Champion Ram Ribbon
   Grand Champion Banner

   Ribbon and Banners provided by Commissioner Gerald Walker 
NOTE: The same classification and premiums as stated above are to apply to each of the following breeds:
    A. Corriedale
    B. Columbia
    C. Oxford
    D. Dorset
    E. Hampshire
    F. Merino
    G. Rambouillet
    H. Tunis
    I. Southdown
    J. Suffolk
    K. Black - Colored
    L. Jacobs
    M. Others (By Breed)
    N. Crossbred class
        1. Spring Ewe
        2. Yearling Ewe
        3. Fall Ewe

Supreme Champion overall Ram and Ewe

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