Yearling – Born Sept. 1, 2015 through Aug. 31, 2016
Fall Lamb – Born Sept. 1, 2016 through Dec. 31, 2016
August 15 – Enter Online Only
Friday – 6:00 – 7:30 pm
Saturday – 7:00 – 9:00 am
10:00 a.m. – Saturday
1 – Yearling Ram
2 – Fall Ram
3 – January Ram
4 – February Ram
5 – March 1 & Later Ram
6 – Yearling Ewe
7 – Fall Ewe
8 – January Ewe
9 – February Ewe
10 – March 1 & Later Ewe
11 – Best Flock
Reserve Champion Ram
Reserve Champion Ewe
Entries are open to all registered breeds and wether-type sheep. Exhibitors are limited to two entries in each individual class and one entry in a flock class. Sheep used in flock class must be exhibited in the individual classes. Rams and ewes entered in wether-type breeding classes are not required to be registered and must list “wether-type” as the breed on the Sheep Entry Form. Order of show based on breeds entered. Sheep may not be shown in more than one breed in any given show.
Champion & Reserve Champion Ram & Ewe, Each Breed - Rosettes
For each breed having a minimum of 10 individual sheep entries, the Champion Ram and Champion Ewe will be awarded $50. Reserve Ram & Ewe will each receive $25. Additional awards may be provided.
Supreme Champion Ram & Ewe – over all Wool Breeds – Additional Award
Supreme Champion Ram & Ewe – over all Meat Breeds – Additional Award
Visit the Nasco booth in the Activity Center
Enter Online: $8 per head. If you have difficulty making an entry, contact the Festival office at 608 868-2505 (eve. after 5:00). Entry deadline is August 15.
Late Entries: $10 per head – after August 15 and until August 30 (online entry date). No entries accepted after August 30 – No day of show entries.
Fees:Only those sheep for which the $8 entry fee has been remitted with application for entry will be permitted to be penned in the barns. No in-transit sheep. Sheep entry fees do not include admission to the Festival. Admission is charged at the gates Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Check catalog schedule for gate hours. Daily admission is $8 per person, kids 8 and under FREE. Weekend passes at $15 per person may be purchased at the Gate. Exhibitors will receive gate passes at the discretion of the respective sheep show superintendents.
Ownership:All breeding animals must be entered and exhibited under the registered name appearing on the records of the respective breed association as of August 15 of the current year.
Arrival & Entry Check-in:
All original registration certificates must be in order and presented at check-in. Non-registered, wether-type sheep must check in with a written record of birth dates and USDA scrapie tags. All sheep will have their official identification recorded. ALL SHEEP MUST BE CHECKED IN BY 9:00 A.M. SATURDAY
Health Certificates:NOTE: Sheep originating from outside Wisconsin must be accompanied by a currently valid certificate of veterinary inspection for interstate movement, to be submitted at check-in. Superintendents will collect and hold health certificates until release at which time a copy will be returned to exhibitors. No sheep showing any symptoms of contagious or infectious disease will be permitted to be unloaded, shown or exhibited. All sheep entries must comply with USDA scrapie regulations and programs and must be identified with official, individual scrapie identification.
Parking:Please park all vehicles and trailers to the west and south of the Sale Arena and Sheep Barn. Parking next to barns and buildings is prohibited except for loading and unloading.
No In-transit Sheep:In-transit sheep are not allowed in the barns or on the grounds. Only sheep for which the $8 per head entry has been paid will be allowed to be penned in the barns.
Departure:All Open and MSSBA breeding sheep may be dismissed following the show, but have the option of remaining on exhibit through the close of the Festival at 3:30 p.m. Sunday.
Cleaning Pens: All permanent pens must be cleaned following dismissal or a $20 per pen cleaning fee will be assessed. Place manure and bedding in the aisle in front of pens.
No dogs in the barns!
All Pens Assigned: Pens will be assigned by show superintendents. Due to limited available penning, tack pens may not be allowed. Please plan accordingly.
Questions? Superintendent Alan Thorson, 920 344-1235.