Department 31 – Market Sheep


Go to Junior Livestock Department Rules and Information
Go to Daily Schedule


All Livestock must be in place and checked in by the times stated in the 2019 Daily Schedule

Entry Fee – $20.00 per Entry, per Class
Entry includes Showmanship

Danish System of Judging

Supreme Champion – Rosette
Reserve Supreme Champion – Rosette

SUPREME CHAMPION DRIVE

Tuesday, June 11th, 2019 at 7:00 PM
(30 Minutes Following FFA Market Swine Show)
Champion and Reserve Champion Weight Division

RULES AND INFORMATION
  1. All Market Sheep must turn in Bill of Sale at Ear Tag Pickup. 
  2. The exhibitor must own all Market Sheep for 60 days prior to AgFest.  (See Ownership Requirements for specie date).
  3. Independent exhibitors must submit pictures electronically with exhibitor’s name in the subject line to agfestlvstck@gmail.com (4 views, face, both sides & back including Exhibitor’s face in pictures with their animal), no later than 60 days prior to AgFest.  (See Ownership Requirements for specie date).
  4. AgFest does not provide any bedding for any animals.  All sheep will be bedded on shavings, only bedding bags will be permitted on top of shavings and must be kept clean at all times.  Rice straw, mats, nets and sprays are prohibited. 
  5. Sheep are to be tagged prior to check in with EID Tags –State Fair Rules require these.   
  6. To qualify for exhibit, lambs and sheep must be docked such that the tail (dock) is healed and can be lifted from the exterior. 
  7. Lambs must show lambs teeth.
  8. ALL MARKET SHEEP MUST HAVE SCRAPIE TAGS
  9. The only other tags that are permitted are State Fair issue tags. 
  10. Muzzling of all animals is prohibited. 
  11. Castration sites shall be healed and free of inflammation. 
  12. Ewes entered in these divisions may not be entered in breeding divisions.  After weighing, market sheep will be divided into weight classes starting at 105 lbs., as desired for convenience of judging.  All market lamb classes will be broken into weight divisions after weigh in based on entry numbers determined by livestock office. 
  13. Sheep will not be paid for more than 150 pounds in the Junior Livestock Auction. 
  14. All market lambs must arrive at AgFest for the health check clean slick shorn from the knee, hock and head with a show blade (i.e. fine tooth or surgical) ready to show. Wool to be no longer than 1/4″ stretched.  Sheep with excessive wool will not be health inspected and deemed ineligible for exhibit unless the above shearing requirements are followed.  Touch up shearing will be allowed before show. 
  15. Sheep and lambs arriving at AgFest will be health inspected prior to entering barn area.  Any questionable animals will be put in quarantine pens for vet check before entering barns.  Animals showing evidence of any communicable disease will not be allowed to exhibit and must be removed from the Fairgrounds immediately. Inspection decisions are final and may not be protested. 
  16. No person shall be allowed to interfere with the health inspection or offer any audible criticism of any kind.  Violators will be excused immediately from the competition and be subject to other penalties as management shall consider proper. 
  17. Exhibitor entering this Department has read the Junior Livestock – Showmanship Section, and parents, leaders or advisors have reviewed with Exhibitor. 
  18. Exhibitors with 2 market animals will have one hour from the conclusion of their last market show to declare at the livestock office, which animal is not selling.  If an exhibitor does not inform the livestock office that they are not selling within that allotted time frame, the superintendents retain the right to choose which animal sells, decision is final.  
  19. ALL Exhibitors are to completely clean pens prior to release, and place debris in designated areas. 
  20. Sheep and Goats, the Processor is requiring a withdrawal statement stating “No Added Hormone” and those animals are “Hormone Free.”
  21. All Sheep will be tagged with EID Tags
  22. NEW: No artificial coloring allowed

RULES FOR SHEEP FITTING/CHECK IN: All market sheep must be clipped above the hock and knees as shown prior to check in

MARKET READY:  USDA Prime or Choice quality with 12th rib back fat range 0.16-0.35 average or greater conformation and cut ability.  Eligible for sale.

NOT MARKET READY:  Good or lower quality grade with 12th rib back fat range <0.16 or >0.35; under finished lambs grading USDA good or lower, below average conformation or cut ability. Not eligible for sale.

Division 1 – Market Sheep 105 – 150 Lbs

CLASS
  1. 4-H / Grange  
  2. FFA / Grange

Club / Chapter Group

Enter Ringside
5 Animals

4-H / Grange Club Group
FFA / Grange Chapter Group

RULES AND INFORMATION
  1. No more than two animals owned by each exhibitor. Each animal in the group pen competition must have been shown in the market classes in the Junior Department. Quality and uniformity of the animals in the group pen will be emphasized.

Market Sheep Carcass Contest

Awards Sponsored by San Joaquin Delta College Ag Foundation

1st
Place – Belt Buckle and $250.00
2
nd Place – $150.00 
3
rd Place – $100.00  

RULES AND INFORMATION
  1. All Market Sheep sold at the Junior Livestock Auction and consigned to the commercial processing plant will be judged and the carcass fee will be taken out of the exhibitors checks. 

!!NEW THIS YEAR!!
SUPREME CHAMPION DRIVE

Large Market Animals: Beef, Sheep, Swine, Goats
Tuesday, June 11th, 2019 7:00 PM
(Time is tentative…drive will begin approximately 30 minutes after the conclusion of the FFA Market Swine Show)

Beef and Dairy Ring

NON-SALE MARKET ANIMALS:

Exhibitors with 2 market animals will have one hour from the conclusion of their last market show to declare at the livestock office, which animal is not selling. If you have the same specie animal, or an animal that will not be sold it is one hour after that show. 

If an exhibitor does not inform the livestock office that they are not selling within that allotted period, the superintendents retain the right to choose which animal sells, decision is final. 

Check the Daily Schedule for release times and be sure to remove your non-sale animals after obtaining release authorizations from the livestock officeBe sure to remove the correct animal.  If a designated sale animal that has been given a lot number for the sale is removed from the Fairgrounds and or taken home in error, it may not be returned to the Fairgrounds.  The wrong animal kept at the fair will not be eligible to sell.


Market Sheep Showmanship

Ribbons to 6th Place
American System of Judging

RULES AND INFORMATION
  1. Winners of each age group may advance to the next age group or Advanced Showmanship, class #15.  
  2. Classes may be combined/split at AgFest management discretion. 
  3. Note: The system will only allow you to enter your age bracket – if you have won Advanced Showmanship in prior years, please let the Livestock Office know to make the change on Monday, June 10th, 2019 by 4:00 pm 

Division 20 – 4-H / Grange 

CLASS

 9. 9 years old as of January 1, 2019
10. 10 years old as of January 1, 2019
11. 11 years old as of January 1, 2019
12. 12 years old as of January 1, 2019
13. 13 years old as of January 1, 2019
14. 14 years old as of January 1, 2019
15.  Advanced Showmanship – 15 years old+ as of January 1, 2019 

Division 21 – FFA / Grange

CLASS 
  1. Greenhand
  2. True Novice
  3. Advanced

RELEASE FOR:
Non-Sale Large Market Animals
Tuesday from 6:00 -8:00 pm only
Wednesday from 6:00 am to 8:00 am OR 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm only

Special accommodations will need to be approved by one of the superintendents including, showmanship animals.

All Beef, Sheep, Goat & Swine Market animals will need to be removed by Wednesday at 8 pm – unless arrangements have been made with the Superintendents.