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September 7-9, 2018

Fleece Shows & Sales

Open and Junior

JUDGE

  • Open & Junior Shows
    Deb Robson – Fort Collins, CO
    Letty Klein – Kalamazoo, MI

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

Special Presentation!

Sunday – 10:00 am
West Exhibit Building
“The Future of Fiber Arts”
An open, roundtable discussion with judges
Letty Klein, Deb Robson and Holin Kennen.
(Registration not required)

RELEASE TIME

(See below)

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

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 Junior Show Fleece
    A & J Nevens Livestock
    Leslie & Jeff Nevens
  • Champion Crossbred Handspinning Fleece
    Ewetopia Fiber Shop
    Kathryn Ashley Wright
  • Champion Commercial Market Class Fleece
    A & J Nevens Livestock
    Leslie & Jeff Nevens

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
Email: dicksonleah7@gmail.com
Holin Kennen: 608-882-0267

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. Exhibitors and Buyers: Reconciliation of fleece sale accounts may take up to six weeks due to the volume of festival accounts processed. Thank you!

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. 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.


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

FLEECE SHOW SPONSORS

  • 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
  • Adult White Fleece
    Ramble N Shetlands
    Sherry Ecker
  • Champion Fleece
    Whispering Pines Farm
    Rich & Jennifer Johnson
  • Reserve Champion
    Foggy Hollow Ranch
    Scott & Lynda Davies
  • Champion Rooed Fleece
    Pretty Oak Farm
    Maurice & Gillian Wakeling – UK
  • Best Black Fleece
    Under The Son Farm
    Theresa Gygi
  • 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

MSSBA

JUDGE
Sue Thwaites – Dorset, England

CHECK-IN: WEST EXHIBIT BUILDING
FRIDAY– 7:30 – 9:30 am - All Entries Accepted
Early entries encouraged!
Exhibitors needing special accommodations for fleece check-in –
contact Garrett Ramsay at 563 590-5410

JUDGING: Friday – 10:00 am

MSSBA FLEECE SALES

  • 1:00 – 4:00 pm – Silent Auction
    Saturday – 10:00 am – 3:00 pm – Private Treaty

PREMIUMS:

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

Midwest Shetland Sheep Breeders Assoc. Special Awards for MSSBA Show
(Please see MSSBA sponsors page)

FLEECE SHOW COORDINATORS

MSSBA Show: Garrett Ramsay, 563-590-5410, email ramsayfarms@gmail.com
MSSBA Entry Questions: Garrett Ramsay or Kelly Bartels 608-558-5099, email okacres@hotmail.com

YOUTH SWEEPSTAKES

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

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.
Early entries may be sent to Garrett Ramsay, 7720 W. Winslow Road, Winslow, IL  60189.
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 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. Exhibitors and Buyers: Please be patient – Reconciliation of fleece sale accounts may take up to six weeks due to the volume of festival accounts processed. Thank you!  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 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!

MSSBA Sheep & 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!

  • Youth Showmanship
    Shetu Farm
    Debbie Powers
  • Yearling Ram
    Glen Tamarack Farm
    Russ & Terry Dukerschein
  • Ram Lamb
    Foggy Hollow Ranch
    Foggy Hollow Ranch
  • Pair of Ram Lambs
    Pike Hill Farm
    Scott Bailey
  • Senior Ewe
    Cap Ten Ridge
    Brad & Laurie McDowell
  • Senior Ram
    Sommerang Farm Shetlands
    Dwight & Lori Stephenson
  • Ewe Lamb
    Ramsay Farms
    Garrett Ramsay & Aaron Gray
  • Pair of Ewe Lambs
    Windy Maple Shetlands
    Jon & Terry Yapp
  • Champion Ram
    OK Acres Shetlands
    Mike & Kelly Bartels
  • Champion Ewe
    Lil Country Acres
    Juliann Budde
  • Reserve Champion Ram
    Emancipation Acres
    Erica Solis & Joel Helge
  • Reserve Champion Ewe
    Sheepless Nights
    Jodi Grever
  • Dam & Daughter
    Allen Creek Farm
    Jim & Lori Scharlau
  • Best Small Flock
    High Ridge Shetlands
    Jake & Sharrie Brockhaus
  • Best Fleece on Hoof
    Inse Acres
    Kate Cox
  • Yearling Ewe
    Sunshine Shetlands
    Kyle & Alissa Whitcomb
  • 1st Time Exhibitor/New Exhibitor
    Whitetail Acres
    Jackie & Beau Herbst

Gotland

National Gotland Fleece Show

JUDGE
Holin Kennen - Evansville, WI

CHECK-IN: WEST EXHIBIT BUILDING
Friday – 3:00 – 6:00 pm
All Entries

JUDGING: Saturday – 9:00 am

Sales – AGSS Fleeces

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

Special Presentation!

Sunday – 10:00 am
West Exhibit Building
“The Future of Fiber Arts”
An open, roundtable discussion with judges
Letty Klein, Deb Robson and Holin Kennen.
(Registration not required)

PREMIUMS:

Each Class: 1st - $15  2nd - $12  3rd - $10  4th - $7
Winners in the National Gotland Fleece Show will also compete in the
Open Fleece Show for a chance at Best in Show!

SPONSORS

Champion Gotland Fleece
American Gotland Sheep Society

Reserve Champion Gotland Fleece
Prairie Willows Farm
Heidi Quist
PREMIUMS:
Each Class: 1st - $15 2nd - $12 3rd - $10 4th - $7

YOUTH SWEEPSTAKES

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

AGSS FLEECE SHOW & SALE Contest Rules and Information

1.  Who May Enter: The National American Gotland Fleece Show is open to AGSS member producers only. Gotland fleeces may be entered 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). If you are not attending in person, send entry form and payment, along with fleece(s) to: Heidi Quist, 16026 345th St., Center City, MN 55012.  DO NOT MAIL ENTRIES to the festival!

3. Entries must be pre-weighed.

4. Fleeces must be owned by exhibitor or exhibitor’s family and from current year’s wool crop with no more than 12 months growth. You may include a Ziplock bag containing business card, information about the animal, such as name, age, and photo.  This information will be removed prior to judging and replaced for the fleece sale.

5. 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 AGSS fleeces will be 10% of gross sales deducted for the Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival. Sales of AGSS 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. AGSS 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.

AGSS SHOW CLASSES

  • Adult Ram
  • Adult Ewe
  • Yearling* Ram
  • Yearling* Ewe
  • Lamb of either sex
  • Wether
*The yearling fleece is defined as the clip following the removal of the lamb fleece.

TO ENTER:

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

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