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September 6-8, 2019


Age Base Dates

Yearling – Born Sept. 1, 2016 - Aug. 31, 2017
Fall Lamb – Born Sept. 1, 2017 - Dec. 31, 2017


August 25 – Enter Online Only


Friday – 6:00 – 7:30 pm
Saturday – 7:00 – 8:30 am


9:30 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


(1 ram/2 ewes owned by exhibitor)

Champion Ram

Champion Ewe

Reserve Champion Ram

Reserve Champion Ewe


20 – Yearling Ram

21 – Fall Ram

22 –Spring Ram Lamb

23 – Yearling Ewe

24 – Fall Ewe Lamb

25 – Spring Ewe Lamb

Champion Ram

Champion Ewe

Best Fleece on Hoof

Best Head

6:30 P.M. - SATURDAY

Age Base Dates
Yearling – Born Sept. 1, 2017 through Aug. 31, 2018
Fall Lamb – Born Sept. 1, 2018 through Dec. 31, 2018

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.

Open Show Awards

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




·  Click on the ENTER NOW button . (A new tab will open at Showorks. All registrations/payments are handled by ShoWorks.)
·  Once at ShoWorks, you will need to CREATE AN ACCOUNT (user name and password) - even if you entered or registered in previous years.

·  OPEN SHEEP SHOW ENTRIES: Find the type of entry/order you wish to place. Under DEPARTMENT, select SHEEP SHOWS, then under DIVISION, select OPEN SHEEP SHOW.
NATIONAL ROMNEY SHOW ENTRIES: Find the type of entry/order you wish to place. Under DEPARTMENT, select SHEEP SHOWS, then under DIVISION, select NATIONAL ROMNEY SHOW.

·  ORDER - Once you have an entry in your shopping cart, you can save your progress and return at a later time. Returning users can sign in with user name and password. 
·  PAYMENT - No saved registrations can be guaranteed unless payment is made. Payment must be made by credit card at the end of the registration process through our secure online system.
·  When you are finished registering, you’ll receive an email confirmation. PRINT YOUR ORDER in case your email confirmation does not go through.
If you forget to print your order, or entered an incorrect email address, ShoWorks stores your order in your profile. You may reprint it at anytime.




Enter Online: $8 per head. If you have difficulty making an entry, contact the Festival office at 608 743-9080 (eve. after 5:00). Entry deadline August 25.
Late Entries:  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 25 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 8:30 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.

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