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September 6-8, 2019

Fleece Shows & Sales

OPEN-JUNIOR-ROMNEY

JUDGES
Open & Junior Shows
Dee Heinrich – Hillsville, VA
Lisa Surber – Newell, SD

Natl. Romney Show
Holin Kennen – Evansville, WI

CHECK-IN
Friday – 3:00 – 8:00 pm
Saturday – 7:00 – 9:00 am

JUDGING
Saturday – 9:30 am – Open, Junior, Natl. Romney

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

Special Presentation!
Sunday – 10:00 am
West Exhibit Building
“Judge’s Roundtable”
An open discussion with our fleece show judges.
(Registration not required!)

Micron Test Your Wool!
Saturday Afternoon
(Following completion of judging of Open-Junior-Natl. Romney fleece shows)
West Exhibit Building
$5 per sample

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                                                             Reserve Best of Show
 The Dancing Lamb                                            Hidden Valley Farm & Woolen Mill
Holin Kennen                                                            Carol & Paul Wagner

Champion                                                      Champion Junior Show Fleece
White Handspinning Fleece                                    A & J Nevens Livestock
Open Show – Division II                                            Leslie & Jeff Nevens
Illinois Wool & Fiber Mill
Jane Zeien

Champion                                                                     Champion
Crossbred Handspinning Fleece                        Commercial Market Class Fleece
Ewetopia Fiber Shop                                                A & J Nevens Livestock
Kathryn Ashley Wright                                                 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
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.

NATIONAL ROMNEY SHOW CLASSES
Division I. White Romney Fleece

Division II. Natural Colored Romney Fleece
(A champion and reserve selected for each division.)

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

TO ENTER:
DOWNLOAD WEBSITE ENTRY FORM
www.wisconsinsheepandwoolfestival.com
OR
USE THE ENTRY FORM IN THIS CATALOG
Bring completed entry form to CHECK-IN
 DO NOT MAIL!

MICRON TEST YOUR WOOL!
Dr. Lisa Surber will be available to offer micron testing following the judging of the fleece shows on Saturday in the West Exhibit Building.
The cost will be $5 per sample, cash only.




 

 

Midwest Shetland Sheep Breeders Association Fleece Show Sponsors

  • Any Other Color Fleece
    Illinois Wool & Fiber Mill
    Jane Zeien
  • White Fleece
    Ramble N Shetlands
    Sherry Ecker
  • Moorit Fleece
    Riversong Shetland Sheep
    Debra Green
  • Gray Fleece
    Sunshine Shetlands
    Kyle & Alissa Whitcomb     
  • 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
  • Ram Fleece (2nd clip or older)
    Glen Tamarack Farm
    Russ & Terry Dukerschein
  • 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
Kelly K. Bartels, Show Chair
Co-Chair Kate Cox

MSSBA

MSSBA Fleece Show
West Exhibit Building                    
A Youth Sweepstakes Event! 
JUDGE
Sue Petrie – Sussex, England

CHECK-IN
FRIDAY– 7:30 – 9:30 am - All Entries Accepted
Early entries encouraged!
Exhibitors needing special accommodations for fleece check-in –
contact Garrett Ramsay at 218/371-6106

JUDGING
Friday – 10:00 am

 MSSBA FLEECE SALES
1:00 – 5:00 pm – Silent Auction
Saturday – 10:00 am – 5:00 pm – Private Treaty

RELEASE TIMES
(See below)

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)

 

Show Chair: Garrett Ramsay, 218/371-6106, email ramsayfarms@gmail.com
Co-chair: Lori Scharlau, 715/284-5057 email scharlau@centurytel.net

 

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
Mark all fleeces as Lamb or Adult
White Fleece   Black Fleece
Moorit Fleece    Gray Fleece
Any Other Color Fleece
Best Rooed Fleece
Awards given for:
Judge’s Favorite Fleece, Champion and Reserve Champion
TO ENTER:
DOWNLOAD ENTRY FORM
www.wisconsinsheepandwoolfestival.com
OR
FILL OUT THE FLEECE SHOW ENTRY FORM IN THIS CATALOG

Bring completed entry form to CHECK-IN. Early entries may also be sent to Garrett Ramsay, 7720 W. Winslow Road, Winslow, IL  60189

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
    Scott & Lynda Davies
  • Pair of Ram Lambs
    Pike Hill Farm
    Scott Bailey
  • Senior Ewe
    Cap Ten Ridge
    Brad & Laurie McDowell
  • Senior Ram
    Linden Lane Farm
    Jason & Amy Rappuhn
  • Ewe Lamb
    Ramsay Farm
    Garrett Ramsay
  • Pair of Ewe Lambs
    Windy Maple Shetlands
    Jon & Terry Yapp
  • Champion Ram
    OK Acres Shetlands
    Mike & Kelly Bartels
  • Champion Ewe
    Lancien Farm
    Cyndee Wolfe
  • Reserve Champion Ram
    Willowcroft Farm
    Jean Curtis
  • Reserve Champion Ewe
    Sleepless 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 Herbst

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