Each July, the New England Sheep & Wool Growers Association hosts the Northeast Youth Sheep Show at the Big E Fairgrounds in West Springfield, Mass. This year’s 32nd annual show was held July 14-17th. As usual there was a nice turnout of Junior Lincoln breeders in both white and natural colored. Congratulations to Jakob Leary (MA) who won Champion Ram with his junior ram lamb and also won Champion Ewe with his Yearling Ewe. Terence Blake (MA) won Reserve Champion Ram with his yearling ram and Wyeth Joas (NH) won Reserve Champion Ewe with the second place yearling ewe. Terence Blake was also on the winning Quiz Bowl team. This is a well run show that gives Junior members of our organization more experience showing their animals, as well as the opportunity to participate in showmanship classes, skillathons and quiz bowls.
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The Northeast Regional Lincoln Longwool show will once again be held at the Big E in Springfield, MA on Sunday, September 25th at 2:00pm. This is the 100th Anniversary of the Big E fair so we are hoping for an exciting turnout! This year we will also be offering a “Best Headed” class. Sheep arrive Thursday 9/22 and leave Wednesday 9/28. Hope to see you there!
Entry form can be found below, as well as online at: www.thebige.com/p/competitions/473
The Champlain Valley Exposition would like to invite all Lincoln breeders to gather in Essex Junction, Vermont for a show and social gathering. Sheep arrive on Friday before noon (8/26) and are permitted to leave as early as Sunday (8/28) evening. If you want to make a trip of it, exhibitors are welcome to leave their sheep on display at the fair until Tuesday (8/30) evening while enjoying all the Burlington area has to offer. Animals will be well-cared for by sheep tent staff. Events include: showmanship classes for all ages, lead-line, a pie and ice cream social, and more. Champlain Valley is a fun and relaxed show with excellent premiums. Camper spots are available. For more information, contact Nancy Smith at: firstname.lastname@example.org OR (802) 598-3827.
More information and entry form can be found at: www.champlainvalleyfair.org/Sheep.html
Youth from all over the country attended this year’s All-American Junior Sheep Show held 6/30-7/3 at Michigan State University. Congratulations to Sabrina Richert from Indiana on winning the Top Gun award! Also a big congratulations to Nathan Hanson from WI for placing 1st out of 38 in the Senior Division Judging Contest! Laura Millikan from IN won champion Lincoln fleece in the wool show. This show is a great experience for youth and also offers many contests including judging, skillathon, and even logo design. Information on the location of next year’s show to come soon!