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September 8-10, 2017
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Fleece Shows & Sales

Open and Junior

JUDGE

  • Open & Junior Show
  • Holin Kennen – Evansville, WI

CHECK-IN: WEST EXHIBIT BUILDING

  • Friday – 3:00 – 8:00 pm - All Entries Accepted
  • Saturday – 7:00 – 9:00 am - Open, Junior Entries

JUDGING: Saturday – 9:30 am – Junior, Open Shows

SALES - OPEN & JUNIOR FLEECES

  • Saturday – 6:00 – 7:00 pm – Silent Auction
  • Sunday – 8:30 - 3:00 Private Treaty

PREMIUMS:

  • Each Class: 1st $15 2nd $12 3rd $10 4th - $7
  • Champion Open Fleece – Each Division $25 and Rosette
  • Reserve Champion Open Fleece – Each Division $20 and Rosette
  • Best of Show – Traveling Trophy
  • Champion Open & Junior Show Fleeces compete for
  • Best of Show Award: $15 Cash Award given to highest placing Junior Fleece

SHOW RIBBONS & BANNERS SPONSORED BY NASCO

Visit their booth in the Activity Center

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS!

  • Best of Show
    The Dancing Lamb
    Holin Kennen
  • Reserve Best of Show
    Hidden Valley Farm & Woolen Mill
    Carol & Paul Wagner
  • Champion
    White Handspinning Fleece Open Show – Division II
    Illinois Wool & Fiber Mill Jane Zeien
  • Champion
    Natural Colored Fleece Open Show – Division III
    Luxe Fiber Designs Linsey Carey
  • Champion Junior Show Fleece
    A&J Nevens Livestock

YOUTH SWEEPSTAKES

Junior fleece show exhibitors are automatically entered in and eligible for Youth Sweepstakes awards. (Please refer to Youth Sweepstakes page for details.)

FLEECE SHOW COORDINATORS

Entry Questions: Leah Dickson 608 566-3504

TO ENTER:

Bring completed entry form to CHECK-IN
 DO NOT MAIL!

1. Who May Enter: The Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival Fleece Show is open to all exhibitors, who may enter a fleece in competition only, OR enter in competition and either or both the Private Treaty or Silent Auction sales. Junior exhibitors may enter in either the Junior or Open shows, but not both.
Fleeces offered for sale must be entered in competition. A fleece may be entered in one class only. Fleeces not offered for sale will be released following judging on Saturday.
2. Entry Fee: $6 per fleece. Payable at entry, non-refundable. A downloadable entry form can be found online at wisconsinsheepandwoolfestival.com. Bring entry forms to the West Exhibit Building at the Festival on Friday or Saturday. (See check-in times above)  DO NOT MAIL ENTRIES!

3. Entries must be pre-weighed.

4. NEW! Entry Limit: No more than 8 fleeces entered per exhibitor or exhibitor family/farm (same address).

5. Fleeces must be owned by exhibitor or exhibitor’s family and from current year wool crop with no more than 12 months growth. All fleeces entered into competition should be well skirted, unless entered into the Commercial Class, in which case manure tags and larger organic/vegetable material should be removed, at a minimum. Judging will be based in part on the suitability of the fleece for handspinning, unless entered in the Commercial Class. Any exhibitor needing information about skirting a fleece for entry into the handspinning class or for sale, please contact Holin Kennen at toholin@gmail.com .

6. Junior Exhibitors: Must be 21 or under as of January 1, of the current year.

7. Responsibilities of the Judge: The Judge reserves the right to move fleeces into appropriate classes if so determined; disqualify fleeces; make awards to quality fleeces only; and/or combine or close classes in the case of insufficient numbers.
8. Silent Auction* – Private Treaty Sales – OPEN/JUNIOR SHOW FLEECES  
The Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival, LLC (WSWF) will act as a broker for all fleeces offered for sale at the Festival. Prices for Private Treaty Sale fleeces will be set by the individual exhibitor by time of entry and the price will be indicated on the entry tag. Exhibitors may not reduce the sale price of any sale fleece until 1:00 p.m. Sunday. Sales commission on all Open and Junior Show fleeces will be 10% of gross sales. Fleeces offered for sale must be entered in competition. * Fleeces remaining unsold following the Silent Auction will be sold at the Private Treaty Sale unless picked up by the close of the Silent Auction on Saturday evening or other arrangements made with Fleece Show staff.
9. Silent Auction – Private Treaty Sales – MSSBA SHOW FLEECES
The Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival, LLC (WSWF) will act as a broker for all fleeces offered for sale at the Festival. Prices for Private Treaty Sale fleeces will be set by the individual exhibitor by time of entry and the price will be indicated on the entry tag. Sales commission on all MSSBA fleeces will be 10% of gross sales deducted for the Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival and an additional 2% of the gross sales price deducted for the Midwest Shetland Sheep Breeders Association. Sales of MSSBA show fleeces will be by fleece and not by pound. Fleeces offered for sale must be entered in competition.

Payment for ALL Silent Auction or Private Treaty sales of fleeces (Open-Junior or MSSBA) will be made to the Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival, commission deducted as noted above and settlement made to consignors at a later date. The Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival, LLC assumes no responsibility for lost, damaged, stolen, mislabeled or erroneously sold fleeces. Fleeces not removed from the exhibit area by 3:30 p.m. Sunday become property of the Festival. Any fleeces not offered for sale will be released Saturday upon completion of judging. All sale fleeces released at 3:00 Sunday.
9. Sponsorships: Sponsors for a class or division are always welcome! For additional information, please contact Fleece Show Coordinator.

OPEN SHOW CLASSES

Division I - Commercial Market Class
(White or Natural Colored – NO covered fleeces)
Commercial classes to be judged on suitability for the commercial market.
Classes:  1. Fine   2. Medium   3. Coarse  

Division II. White Handspinning Fleeces
(Covered or uncovered)
Division II classes to be judged on suitability of wool for handspinning.
Classes:  1. Fine   2. Medium   3. Coarse   4. Longwool    5. Double-coated

Division III. Natural Colored Fleeces
(Covered or uncovered)
Division III classes to be judged on suitability of wool for handspinning.
Classes:   1. Fine   2. Medium   3. Coarse   4. Longwool  5. Double-coated

NEW! Division IV. Crossbred Handspinning
(Covered or uncovered)
Division IV classes to be judged on suitability of wool for handspinning.
Classes: 1. Fine  2. Medium  3. Coarse  4. Longwool  5. Double-coated

JUNIOR SHOW CLASSES

Division I – Commercial Market Class
Division II – White Handspinning Fleeces
Division III – Natural Colored Fleeces
NEW! Division IV – Crossbred Handspinning

MSSBA

CHECK-IN: WEST EXHIBIT BUILDING

  • Friday – 3:00 – 6:30 pm - All Entries Accepted
  • Saturday – 7:00 – 8:00 am - MSSBA Entries

JUDGING: Saturday – 9:00 am – Shetland Show

SALES - MSSBA FLEECES

  • Saturday – 2:00-4:00 pm – Silent Auction
  • Sunday – 9:00 - 2:00 Private Treaty

PREMIUMS:

  • Each Class: 1st - $15 2nd - $12 3rd - $10 4th - $7

Midwest Shetland Sheep Breeders Assoc. Special Awards for MSSBA Show

See sponsors below

YOUTH SWEEPSTAKES

Junior fleece show exhibitors are automatically entered in and eligible for Youth Sweepstakes awards. (Please refer to Youth Sweepstakes page for details.)

FLEECE SHOW COORDINATORS

MSSBA Show: Garrett Ramsay, call: 218-371-6106 or email ramsayfarms@gmail.com MSSBA Entry Questions: Garrett Ramsay or Kelly Bartels call:608/558-5099 or email:okacres@hotmail.com

1. Who May Enter: The Midwest Shetland Sheep Breeders Association Fleece Show is open to producers of Shetland fleeces who may enter a fleece in competition only, OR enter in competition and either or both the Private Treaty or Silent Auction sales. Fleeces offered for sale must be entered in competition. A fleece may be entered in one class only. Fleeces not offered for sale will be released following judging.
2. Entry Fee: $6 per fleece. Payable at entry, non-refundable. A downloadable entry form can be found online at wisconsinsheepandwoolfestival.com. Bring entry forms to the West Exhibit Building at the Festival on Friday or Saturday. (See check-in times above)  DO NOT MAIL ENTRIES!
3. Entries must be pre-weighed.
4. Junior Exhibitors:  Must be 21 or under as of January 1 of the current year.
5. Fleeces must be owned by exhibitor or exhibitor’s family and from current year’s wool crop with no more than 12 months growth.
6. Responsibilities of the Judge: The Judge reserves the right to move fleeces into appropriate classes if so determined; disqualify fleeces; make awards to quality fleeces only; and/or combine or close classes in the case of insufficient numbers.
7. Silent Auction – Private Treaty Sales
The Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival, LLC (WSWF) will act as a broker for all fleeces offered for sale at the Festival. Prices for Private Treaty Sale fleeces will be set by the individual exhibitor by time of entry and the price will be indicated on the entry tag. Sales commission on all MSSBA fleeces will be 10% of gross sales deducted for the Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival and an additional 2% of the gross sales price deducted for the Midwest Shetland Sheep Breeders Association. Sales of MSSBA show fleeces will be by fleece and not by pound. Fleeces offered for sale must be entered in competition.

Payment for ALL Silent Auction or Private Treaty sales of fleeces will be made to the Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival, commission deducted as noted above and settlement made to consignors at a later date. MSSBA and the Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival, LLC assume no responsibility for lost, damaged, stolen, mislabeled or erroneously sold fleeces. Fleeces not removed from the exhibit area by 3:30 Sunday become property of the Festival. Any fleeces not offered for sale will be released Saturday upon completion of judging. All sale fleeces released at 3:00 Sunday.

MSSBA SHOW CLASSES

  • White Adult
  • White Lamb
  • Colored Adult
  • Colored Lamb
  • Rooed Fleece

TO ENTER:

Bring completed entry form to CHECK-IN
 DO NOT MAIL!

Fleece Show Sponsors

The Midwest Shetland Sheep Breeders Association acknowledges the continuing support of these sponsors in making the MSSBA Show possible and thanks the many volunteers that make the show a success!

  • Colored Lamb Fleece
    Illinois Wool & Fiber Mill
    Jane Zeien
  • White Lamb Fleece
    Sunshine Shetlands
    Kyle & Alissa Whitcomb
  • Colored Adult Fleece
    Rocking Hills Ranch
    Tamara Hill
  • White Adult Fleece
    Glen Tamarack Farm
    Russ & Terry Dukerschein
  • Champion Shetland Fleece
    Finch Hill Farm
    Holly Younger
  • Reserve Champion Shetland Fleece
    Foggy Hollow Ranch
    Scott & Lynda Davies
  • Champion Rooed Fleece
    Pretty Oak Farm
    Maurice & Gillian Wakeling – UK
  • Best Black Fleece
    Pine Lane Farm
    Loretta Klein
  • Judge’s Favorite Fleece Award
    Round Barn Fiber Mill
    Jim & Margie Schafer

Friends of Midwest Shetland Sheep Breeders Association

Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival, LLC
Fine Fleece Shetland Sheep Association

Show Committee: Kelly K. Bartels, Pres./Show Chair
Co-Chair/V. Pres-Garrett Ramsay

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