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September 8-10, 2023

Stock Exchange

A Unique Opportunity to Sell Your Sheep!
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Looking for a better way to buy or sell breeding stock? You now have that opportunity through the Stock Exchange, a market place where sheep and fiber enthusiasts can view them at the Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival!

It’s easy. Any kind of sheep can be sold: registered, commercial, wether-type, fiber-type, lambs, yearlings, mature, rams or ewes. Sheep do not have to be washed or fitted, but should be presentable and healthy. Sellers can set up bid boards at their pens, sell at a set price or negotiate with buyers as they please, any time between Friday morning and Sunday afternoon of the Festival.


• Click on the RESERVE A PEN* button below. (A new tab will open at Showorks. All registrations/payments are handled by ShoWorks. Membership in the Wisconsin Sheep Breeders Co-op required.)
• Once at ShoWorks, you will need to CREATE AN ACCOUNT (user name and password). – as an “exhibitor” even if you have entered or reserved a pen in previous years.
•  Find the type of entry/order you wish to place. Under DEPARMENT, select STOCK EXCHANGE, then under DIVISION, select PENS FOR STOCK EXCHANGE.
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.

* Current Wisconsin Sheep Breeders Co-op membership is required. If you are not currently a member, you may join online using the WSBC Membership option in ShoWorks.



Download and Complete Consignment Form
Bring Consignment Form to Stock Exchange

Fee: The rental fee for a 5 x 8 foot pen is $25 – maximum of 5 head per pen. (Does NOT include admission to the Festival.)
Reserve pens online only:
Sellers reserving pens in the Stock Exchange must be current members of the Wisconsin Sheep Breeders Cooperative. Membership is $30 per year and includes a free, three-month classified ad on the WSBC website. Purchase memberships online with pen reservations.
Other Charges:None.
Pen Availability: Until barn is filled. First come basis.
Pen Limit:  5 head per pen
Contact:  Steve Bingen, 262-388-3324,
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. Sale 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. If Wisconsin sheep are sold out of state, exit health papers can be written at the Festival at an additional cost to the Seller. It is the Buyer’s responsibility to be cognizant of and adhere to the entrance requirements of his/her own state.
Warranties & Guarantees: None. There are no warranties or guarantees, either expressed or implied, as to the suitability or merchantability of fitness for any particular purpose with respect to the sheep being sold through the Stock Exchange. All sales agreements and or contracts are between Buyer and Seller only and no other parties assume any liability, legal or otherwise, express or implied.
Liability:  Please see below and Seller Information.
Payment for Sheep Sold:  Any and all payments for sheep sold through the Stock Exchange are strictly between Seller and Buyer. Neither the Wisconsin Sheep Breeders Cooperative nor Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival, LLC will accept, hold or guarantee payment for any sheep merchandised through the Stock Exchange.
All Pens Assigned:  Pens will be assigned by show superintendent. Due to limited available penning, tack pens will not be allowed. There is a 5 head per pen limit. Please plan accordingly.
No In-transit Sheep:In-transit sheep are not allowed in the Stock Exchange or on the grounds. Only sheep consigned and recorded for sale will be allowed to be penned in the Stock Exchange barn.
Arrival – Unloading:  Consignment forms must be filled out and returned to Superintendent before sheep are unloaded or penned.
Departure – Loading Out:  Confirm ID and destination of sheep leaving the Stock Exchange with Superintendent and clean out pens. If sheep are going out of state, they must be accompanied by the proper health papers.
Identification: All sheep sold through the Stock Exchange must have proper identification recorded with sale management and records will be maintained by the Wisconsin Sheep Breeders Cooperative per Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection requirements. All sheep must have official scrapie identification ear tags in place upon arrival. Include scrapie ID numbers when entering Stock Exchange sale sheep online. Downloadable forms are available online If you have questions about what constitutes official ID, contact the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade & Consumer Protection at 608 224-4874.
Seller Information: Neither the Stock Exchange managers, volunteers or persons acting on behalf of the Stock Exchange, Wisconsin Sheep Breeders Cooperative, or the Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival, LLC, can or will assume any responsibility as to the authenticity of any pedigrees, bloodlines, or information provided by Sellers or representatives thereof, or pen cards and the subsequent genetic performance of any sheep purchased. Any information, guarantees or claims provided and/or offered by individuals renting pen space for the purpose of selling sheep in the Stock Exchange is strictly between the Seller and Buyer and will not be enforced by the Stock Exchange managers, Wisconsin Sheep Breeders Cooperative or the Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival, LLC.
Cleaning Pens: All permanent pens must be cleaned following dismissal or a $20 per pen cleaning fee will be assessed.
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.

Statement of Non-Discrimination
The Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival, LLC and the Wisconsin Sheep Breeders Cooperative do not discriminate against anyone on the basis of race, creed, religious preference or physical or other disabilities with regard to volunteers, participants or any person associated with or attending the Festival.

Statement of Liability
All activities of the Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival, LLC (Festival) taking place on the grounds of Jefferson County Fair Park shall be under the immediate control and direction of the chairperson(s) and/or superintendent(s) for that event or activity, but the Festival, Wisconsin Sheep Breeders Cooperative and Jefferson County Fair Park shall not be, in any case, held responsible for any type of loss, injury, actions or damage that may occur or be experienced by exhibitors, vendors, customers, volunteers, students, onlookers, participants or attendees. The Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival, LLC takes no responsibility for any activity assuming, claiming or advertising affiliation with the Festival which does not take place within the limits of Jefferson County Fair Park and within the posted daily schedule of the Festival.

Each exhibitor, vendor or persons displaying for educational, sale, exhibition or instructional reasons any animal, item or product will be solely responsible for any consequential or other loss, injury or damage to, or occasioned by, or arising from any animal or article exhibited by any said person, and shall indemnify the Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival, LLC, the Wisconsin Sheep Breeders Cooperative and Jefferson County Fair Park against all legal or other proceedings in regard thereto, as well as damage or injury to any other person(s) or property caused by the exhibitor, vendor, or person(s) displaying items for educational, exhibition or instructional reasons, or any of the animals exhibited by persons or arising out of, or in any way connected with such exhibition of any of the animals, products or items exhibited, displayed or offered for sale.

The care, feeding, safe handling and safety of all animals brought to the Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival shall be the sole responsibility of the person or persons exhibiting, displaying or managing such animals, including sheep for display, sale, entered in competition, or for educational purposes; dogs entered in a stock dog trial or stock dog demonstration; or any animal as part of or incidental to a vendor display. Exhibitors and handlers must provide their own feed, bedding, and water for animals in their care. The Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival, LLC shall provide exhibitors, handlers and vendors with assigned space for their displays and exhibits subject to such rules and regulations as may be prescribed. By providing such space, the Festival shall not insure, nor be responsible for, the safety of such animals, or the person or persons tending them.

Accepted Entries
In all cases, the Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival, LLC reserves the right to reject, accept, or conditionally accept any entry and does not guarantee space in any show, trial or display barns to any entry, as it is intended that only such animals shall be entered and shown or sold as have merit, will be a credit to both the exhibitor and Festival, and are judged not to pose any health risk to other livestock, their handlers and other exhibitors. In all matters related to acceptance of entries, decisions shall be at the discretion of the Superintendent in charge of the respective activity, show or exhibition. Any exhibitor who knowingly makes a material misrepresentation may be barred from all future competitions at this event.


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