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ENTRY DEADLINE IS AUGUST 15

LOCATION: SHEEP, SWINE & GOAT BUILDING

SUPERINTENDENT: Jeff Colborn, Viola, KS (316) 641-1645

ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT: Glenn Newdigger, St John, KS (620) 549-3502

SHOW DATES: See Judging Schedule Below

JUDGE: Brad Payne; Agency, MO

KANSAS STATE FAIR OFFERS................................................$9620.00

SPONSORS OFFER...................................................................$ 20.00

Entries are subject to the Kansas State Fair General Information and Rules

JUDGING SCHEDULE

Shepherd's Lead - Sheep Arena

Sunday, September 9, 2:00 pm

Wool Show

Monday, September 10, 2:00 pm

Dorset

Tuesday, September 11, 10:00 am

AOB Wool Breeds

Tuesday, September 11, 12:30 pm

AOB Meat Breeds

Tuesday, September 11, 30 min. following Previous Show

Hampshire

Tuesday, September 11, 30 min. following previous show

Shropshire - Featured Breed

Tuesday, September 11, 6:00 pm

Southdown

Wednesday, September 12, 9:00 am

Suffolk

Wednesday, September 12, 30 min. following Previous Show

Oxford

Wednesday, September 12, 30 min. following Previous Show

Montadale

Wednesday, September 12, 30 min. following Previous Show

Exhibitor's Meeting

Wednesday, September 12, 3:30 pm

September 9 - 13: Sheep and wool demonstration/education area at the north end of Sheep Barn.

Shropshire will be the featured breed on September 11 at 6:00 pm


  1. Sheep must arrive from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm, Monday, September 10. Sheep must remain in place until 4:00 pm Wednesday, September 15. Sheep must be removed by 7:00 pm, Wednesday, September 12.
  2. Sheep can be unloaded after being checked by a State Animal Health Department representative at Livestock Check-In. If registration papers, health papers and ear tags do not match, the sheep will be ineligible to show and will be visibly marked. Individual inspection will take place at the sheep barns as sheep are unloaded. Registration papers will be returned to the exhibitor at the exhibitor meeting.
  3. 4-H/FFA exhibitors wishing to enter in open competition classes will be required to enter and pay pen rent prior to the entry deadline.
  4. All breeding sheep must have ear tags in their ears at check-in and show time according to the rules of their respective breed associations. Sheep must be registered, NO COMMERCIAL CLASSES .
  5. All breeding sheep not bred by exhibitors shall be required to show transfer certificate completed and signed by their respective breed associations at least thirty days prior to show.
  6. Age in all classes will be determined from a base date of September 1. Animals in lamb classes must be carrying all their lamb teeth. Lambs by birth date that have lost their lamb teeth will show in the yearling class.
  7. An individual exhibitor or firm may show as many animals in a class as they like but will not be allowed to win more than two awards in an individual class and one award per group class.
  8. All entries shall be made by the owner or someone authorized to act for the owner. Animals owned in partnership may be entered in all classes in one owner's name; i.e., the same animal must be entered under the same ownership regardless of the class in which he may be entered, and according to the ownership shown on the herd book record. In classes of "get of sire" and "produce of dam" ownership shall not be required unless specified under department rules. No Exhibitor can enter the same animal in two breed competitions. The exhibitor shall make the choice of which breed competition he will enter if the animal is double registered.
  9. Pens and alleys must be kept clean throughout the show. Superintendent has authority to withhold premiums if not adhered to. Pen fee is $7 per pen. Two to three head of sheep allowed per pen.
  10. The Superintendent will assign pens to exhibitors based on order entries are received and location in previous years.
  11. All sheep shown in group classes must have been shown in individual classes.
  12. Stalls - dismantling or tampering with any stall panels or pens is prohibited due to safety concerns and may jeopardize exhibitor participation at the Kansas State Fair.
  13. Breeders may organize slick-shorn classes for their breed. Pen entries and health regulations must be met. Entry fees, prizes and premiums are breeder’s responsibility.
  14. Two separate farms plus ten head are needed for a breed to be separated from the AOB class.

CLASSES DEFINED

Pair Lambs: Mixed pair, both sexes owned and shown by exhibitor.

Flock: One ram, younger than two; two yearling ewes; two ewe lambs, all owned and shown by exhibitor.

Young Flock: One ram lamb, two ewe lambs, owned by exhibitor.

Kansas Breeder's Flock: One ram lamb, two yearling ewes & two ewe lambs all bred and owned by the same Kansas exhibitor.

Lamb: Born September 1 - December 31 of previous year: Early Spring – January 1 to February 15 current year. Late Spring – February 16 and after of current year.

Yearling Ewes: Jan. 1 - Aug. 31, of previous year.

Pen of Four Lambs: Four lambs any sex under one year of age - must be owned by same exhibitor.

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Premium Points
1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th Grand Reserve
30 25 20 15 10 5 2 15 10


Division 2001 – Dorset

01

Dorset - Ram Lamb, Fall

02

Dorset - Ram Lamb, Spring

03

Dorset - Ram Lamb, Late Spring

Dorset - Grand Champion Ram, any age

Dorset - Reserve Champion Ram, any age

04

Dorset – Yearling Ewe

05

Dorset - Ewe Lamb, Fall

06

Dorset - Ewe Lamb, Spring

07

Dorset - Ewe Lamb, Late Spring

Dorset - Grand Champion Ewe, any age

Dorset - Reserve Grand Champion Ewe, any age

08

Dorset - Pair of Yearling Ewes

09

Dorset - Pair of Ram Lambs

10

Dorset - Pair of Ewe Lambs

11

Dorset - Pair of Lambs, both sexes

12

Dorset - Young Flock

13

Dorset - Kansas Breeders Flock

14

Dorset – Flock

15

Dorset - Pen of 4 Lambs

Dorset - Premier Exhibitor

Division 2002 – Hampshire

01

Hampshire - Ram Lamb, Fall

02

Hampshire - Ram Lamb, Spring

03

Hampshire - Ram Lamb, Late Spring

Hampshire - Grand Champion Ram

Hampshire - Reserve Grand Champion Ram

04

Hampshire - Yearling Ewe

05

Hampshire - Ewe Lamb, Fall

06

Hampshire - Ewe Lamb, Spring

07

Hampshire - Ewe Lamb, Late Spring

Hampshire - Grand Champion Ewe

Hampshire - Res Grand Champion Ewe

08

Hampshire - Pair of Yearling Ewes

09

Hampshire - Pair of Ram Lambs

10

Hampshire - Pair of Ewe Lambs

11

Hampshire - Pair of Lambs, both sexes

12

Hampshire - Young Flock

13

Hampshire - Kansas Breeders Flock

14

Hampshire – Flock

15

Hampshire - Pen of 4 Lambs

Hampshire - Premier Exhibitor

Division 2003 – Montadale

01

Montadale - Ram Lamb, Fall

02

Montadale - Ram Lamb, Spring

03

Montadale - Ram Lamb, Late Spring

Montadale - Grand Champion Ram, any age

Montadale - Reserve Champion Ram, any age

04

Montadale – Yearling Ewe

05

Montadale - Ewe Lamb, Fall

06

Montadale - Ewe Lamb, Spring

07

Montadale - Ewe Lamb, Late Spring

Montadale - Grand Champion Ewe, any age

Montadale - Reserve Champion Ewe, any age

08

Montadale - Pair of Yearling Ewes

09

Montadale - Pair of Ram Lambs

10

Montadale - Pair of Ewe Lambs

11

Montadale - Pair of Lambs, both sexes

12

Montadale - Young Flock

13

Montadale - Kansas Breeders Flock

14

Montadale – Flock

15

Montadale - Pen of 4 Lambs

Montadale - Premier Exhibitor


Division 2004 – Shropshire

01

Shropshire - Ram Lamb, Fall

02

Shropshire - Ram Lamb, Spring

03

Shropshire - Ram Lamb, Late Spring

Shropshire - Grand Champion Ram

Shropshire - Res Grand Champion Ram

04

Shropshire - Yearling Ewe

05

Shropshire - Ewe Lamb, Fall

06

Shropshire - Ewe Lamb, Spring

07

Shropshire - Ewe Lamb, Late Spring

Shropshire - Grand Champion Ewe

Shropshire - Res Grand Champion Ewe

08

Shropshire - Pair of Yearling Ewes

09

Shropshire - Pair of Ram Lambs

10

Shropshire - Pair of Ewe Lambs

11

Shropshire - Pair of Lambs, both sexes

12

Shropshire - Young Flock

13

Shropshire - Kansas Breeders Flock

14

Shropshire – Flock

15

Shropshire - Pen of 4 Lambs

Shropshire - Premier Exhibitor

Division 2005 – Southdown

01

Southdown - Ram Lamb, Fall

02

Southdown - Ram Lamb, Spring

03

Southdown - Ram Lamb, Late Spring

Southdown - Grand Champion Ram, any age

Southdown – Res Grand Champion Ram, any age

04

Southdown – Yearling Ewe

05

Southdown - Ewe Lamb, Fall

06

Southdown - Ewe Lamb, Spring

07

Southdown - Ewe Lamb, Late Spring

Southdown - Grand Champion Ewe, any age

Southdown - Reserve Grand Champion Ewe

08

Southdown - Pair of Yearling Ewes

09

Southdown - Pair of Ram Lambs

10

Southdown - Pair of Ewe Lambs

11

Southdown - Pair of Lambs, both sexes

12

Southdown - Young Flock

13

Southdown - Kansas Breeders Flock

14

Southdown – Flock

15

Southdown - Pen of 4 Lambs

Southdown - Premier Exhibitor

Division 2006 – Suffolk

01

Suffolk - Ram Lamb, Fall

02

Suffolk - Ram Lamb, Spring

03

Suffolk - Ram Lamb, Late Spring

Suffolk - Grand Champion Ram, any age

Suffolk - Res Grand Champion Ram, any age

04

Suffolk - Yearling Ewe

05

Suffolk - Ewe Lamb, Fall

06

Suffolk - Ewe Lamb, Spring

07

Suffolk - Ewe Lamb, Late Spring

Suffolk - Grand Champion Ewe, any age

Suffolk - Res Grand Champion Ewe, any age

08

Suffolk - Pair of Yearling Ewes

09

Suffolk - Pair of Ram Lambs

10

Suffolk - Pair of Ewe Lambs

11

Suffolk - Pair of Lambs, both sexes

12

Suffolk - Young Flock

13

Suffolk - Kansas Breeders Flock

14

Suffolk – Flock

15

Suffolk - Pen of 4 Lambs

Suffolk - Premier Exhibitor

Division 2007 – AOB– Wool

01

AOB - Wool Breeds- Ram Lamb, Fall

02

AOB - Wool Breeds- Ram Lamb, Spring

03

AOB - Wool Breeds- Ram Lamb, Late Spring

AOB - Wool Breeds -Grand Champion Ram

AOB - Wool Breeds-Res Grand Champion Ram

04

AOB - Wool Breeds- Yearling Ewe

05

AOB - Wool Breeds- Ewe Lamb, Fall

06

AOB - Wool Breeds- Ewe Lamb, Spring

07

AOB - Wool Breeds- Ewe Lamb, Late Spring

AOB - Wool Breeds- Grand Champion Ewe

AOB - Wool Breeds- Res Grand Champion Ewe

08

AOB - Wool Breeds- Pair of Yearling Ewes

09

AOB - Wool Breeds- Pair of Ram Lambs

10

AOB - Wool Breeds- Pair of Ewe Lambs

11

AOB - Wool Breeds- Pair of Lambs, both sexes

12

AOB - Wool Breeds- Young Flock

13

AOB - Wool Breeds- Kansas Breeders Flock

14

AOB - Wool Breeds- Flock

15

AOB - Wool Breeds - Pen of 4 Lambs

AOB - Wool Breeds- Premier Exhibitor

Division 2008 – AOB – Meat

01

AOB - Meat Breeds-Ram Lamb, Fall

02

AOB - Meat Breeds-Ram Lamb, Spring

03

AOB - Meat Breeds-Ram Lamb - Late Spring

AOB - Meat Breeds-Ram Grand Champion

AOB - Meat Breeds-Ram Res Grand Champion

04

AOB - Meat Breeds- Yearling Ewe

05

AOB - Meat Breeds-Ewe, Fall

06

AOB - Meat Breeds-Ewe, Spring

07

AOB - Meat Breeds-Ewe, Late Spring

AOB - Meat Breeds- Grand Champion Ewe

AOB - Meat Breeds- Res Grand Champion Ewe

08

AOB - Meat Breeds- Pair Yearling Ewes

09

AOB - Meat Breeds- Pair Ram Lambs

10

AOB - Meat Breeds- Pair Ewe Lambs

11

AOB - Meat Breeds- Pair of Lambs, Both Sexes

12

AOB - Meat Breeds - Young Flock

13

AOB - Meat Breeds- Kansas Breeders

14

AOB - Meat Breeds- Flock

15

AOB - Meat Breeds - Pen of 4 Lambs

AOB - Meat Breeds- Premier Exhibitor

Division 2009 – Oxford

01

Oxford - Meat Breeds-Ram Lamb, Fall

02

Oxford - Meat Breeds-Ram Lamb, Spring

03

Oxford - Meat Breeds-Ram Lamb - Late Spring

Oxford - Meat Breeds-Ram Grand Champion

Oxford - Meat Breeds-Ram Res Grand Champion

04

Oxford - Meat Breeds- Yearling Ewe

05

Oxford - Meat Breeds-Ewe, Fall

06

Oxford - Meat Breeds-Ewe, Spring

07

Oxford - Meat Breeds-Ewe, Late Spring

Oxford - Meat Breeds- Grand Champion Ewe

Oxford - Meat Breeds- Res Grand Champion Ewe

08

Oxford - Meat Breeds- Pair Yearling Ewes

09

Oxford - Meat Breeds- Pair Ram Lambs

10

Oxford - Meat Breeds- Pair Ewe Lambs

11

Oxford - Meat Breeds- Pair of Lambs, Both Sexes

12

Oxford - Meat Breeds - Young Flock

13

Oxford - Meat Breeds- Kansas Breeders

14

Oxford - Meat Breeds- Flock

15

Oxford - Meat Breeds - Pen of 4 Lambs

Oxford - Meat Breeds- Premier Exhibitor


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Division 2010 – Shepherd’s Lead

ENTRY FEE: $7 (per exhibitor)


KANSAS STATE FAIR OFFERS................................................$350.00

Entries in these classes are open to individuals leading ewes or market lambs entered in the 4-H / FFA Market Lamb or Breeding Ewe Show. The market lambs or breeding ewes used in this class should be conditioned, fitted and trained to show at halter. A typed resume’ is due for each entry, Shepherd's Lead and Decorator class entries. Lead sheep owners must be identified on entry form. It is suggested that lead participants arrive at the Fairgrounds by mid-morning the day of the contest so that they can become acquainted with the sheep they will lead. Only the first 100 words with a description of the contestant's garment and name of sponsor will be read, and needs to be turned in to the open class sheep office by 1:00 pm the day of the contest. Age of exhibitor will be calculated as of January 1.

Shepherd's Lead: The objectives of these classes are to present sheep in the most attractive manner, to improve the image of sheep and to give spectators an opportunity to view well-groomed sheep shown at halter by attractively dressed contestants wearing wool garments. Entrants may purchase or construct their own garment which should consist of at least 60% wool exclusive of accessories. Judging will be based on the attractiveness and suitability of the garment to the contestant, the contestant's artistry and appearance, and the contestant's ability to control and present the sheep at halter. The sheep may not be blanketed during the contest, only head or neck decorated.

Decorator: The objective of the Decorator class is to promote the sheep industry, lamb consumption or wool use through a theme expressed by the decorations on a sheep and the sheep's show person. The exhibits will be judged on the basis of their perceived effectiveness as a promotional display and on the artistry, attractiveness and originality of the decoration. The decorator is free to choose the pattern, design, colors and materials.


Premium Points
1st 2nd 3rd Grand Reserve
25 20 15 35 30

01

Shepherds Lead - Male & Female 8 years under

02

Shepherds Lead - Female 9-11 years old

03

Shepherds Lead - Female 12-14 years old

04

Shepherds Lead - Female 15-17 years old

05

Shepherds Lead - Female 18 years old & up

06

Shepherds Lead - Males 9 & Up

07

Shepherds Lead - Decorator Class; All ages

Shepherds Lead - Overall Grand Champion

Shepherds Lead - Overall Reserve Grand Champion


Division 2011 – Wool Show

KANSAS STATE FAIR OFFERS................................................$850.00

SPONSORED............................................................................$20.00

Our goals are to encourage the production of better wool, to stimulate interest in the proper preparation of wool for market, determine the best fleece entered in each class, and inform the public of the uses and value of wool as a textile fiber. Only residents of Kansas who are growers of wool may enter fleeces. Those desiring to sell their fleeces at the close of the Fair may do so to the Mid-States Wool Growers Cooperative Association, 125 East 10th Avenue, South Hutchinson, Kansas 67505 at full market value. Exhibitors are limited to two entries in any class, but entries may be made in as many classes as desired.

In order to compete for prizes, each fleece must:

  • Have been shorn in current year and grown in Kansas.
  • Represent no more than 12 months growth, exception of yearling fleeces a 16 months growth will be allowed.

Qualifications: Any fleeces entered in competition shall be discriminated against if:

  1. Tied with other than paper twine.
  2. Showing any paint or tar brands (soluble branding fluids permissible).
  3. Showing excessive dung lock or tags.
  4. Discolored by excessive moisture.
  5. Cotted.
  6. Showing a weak staple or break in fiber.
  7. Containing an excess of foreign matter.
  8. Fleeces must be complete. No skirting or dividing the fleece will be allowed.
  9. Fleece will be exhibited in clear or white plastic bags.

Fleeces may be sent by express prepaid to the superintendent of the Sheep Department. Fleeces must be delivered to the superintendent of the Sheep Department on or before 12:00 Noon on Friday, September 8. The show management will enter fleeces in the proper commercial classes.


Premium Points
1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th Grand Reserve
35 30 25 20 15 10 5 35 25


01

Commercial Wool - Spin Count 64-70-80 Fine Combing

02

Commercial Wool - Spin Count 60-62 Half Blood

03

Commercial Wool - Spin Count 56-58 Three-eighths Blood

04

Commercial Wool - Spin Count 50-52-54 Quarter Blood

05

Commercial Wool - Spin Count 44-48 Low One-quarter Blood

Commercial Wool - Grand Champion Fleece

Commercial Wool - Reserve Grand Champion Fleece


Department 20 - Shepherds Awards

KANSAS STATE FAIR OFFERS................................................$180.00

Attractive exhibit 20%, education 20%, cleanliness 20%, general appearance 40%. Daily recognition by use of banners will be given for the top four exhibits.

Shepherds Award Points

1st 2nd 3rd 4th

60

50

40

30
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