Sections 61 - 62: 4-H Fitting & Showing / Sheep
General Requirements: All animals are subject to inspection for general health upon presentation for admission. Animals showing symptoms of any contagious or infectious disease including ringworm, warts and pink eye, must be removed from the show or fair at time of inspection. Approval of all entries for the first showing in Maryland will extend through the show season, providing the status of the herd of origin, or of the identified animals, does not change.
General Entry Rules & Regulations: Livestock
All livestock entry sheets must be received or postmarked by August 15, 2016. Please make sure for each animal listed that an eartag number and birth date are also listed. Be sure to indicate the number of pens/stalls requested for your animals. Make special pen/stall requests as clear as possible! (Example: Special request for a stall for a cow and calf.)
Livestock exhibitors must attach a copy of the Health Certificate for Show form when submitting entry.
Health and registration papers must be made available for inspection by authorized Fair personnel at the time of entry into the Fair and at any other time deemed necessary by the Fair.
For 2016 the Prince George's County Fair will be having one-day livestock shows. Animals will not be expected to spend the night at the Fair.
Sheep for both Open Class and 4-H will be accepted on Saturday, September 10, 2016. The sheep show will begin at 400pm. (It is requested that the animals arrive one hour prior to the show, if possible.)
All exhibitors must check in at the Registration Table in their area. Health and Registration papers must be presented to authorized Fair personnel and the State Veterinarian at time of check-in for inspection. No animals may be moved into stalls/pens until the check-in process is complete. All market animals will be weighed at check-in.
All animals must remain in assigned pens except during show preparation and when in competition.
The Fair will NOT furnish bedding for livestock. Sand will be in hog pens and shavings in poultry pens.
No exhibitor or parent may take more than two premiums in any class.
Entries in the division are open to anyone in the 5 Southern Maryland counties.
Breed classes will be determined by number of entries per class.
Market animals (cattle, sheep, swine) may not be shown as breeding stock. A maximum of 3 market goats, 3 market sheep and 3 market swine may be entered by an exhibitor.
Grand Champion and Best in Show will be awarded only if there is competition.
Registration Papers will be checked in Sheep and Dairy Departments.
Registration Papers will be checked on Breeding Animals.
Note: All sections in this division are open to persons limited by physical handicap or mental capacity.
Rules & Regulations for Sheep
Sheep (In addition to the general requirements): All sheep for show, including market lambs, must be accompanied by a certificate of health indicating that your veterinarian has examined the entire flock as well as the show sheep, and found them free of all contagious/infectious diseases (including footrot & sore mouth). All sheep must be individually identified by eartag, tattoo, microchip or registration number. Scrapies ID tag numbers required on health papers.
Additional rules pertaining to ages and breeds are found in the class schedule. Exceptions to open class rules are as follows:
1. 4-H Livestock Shows are open to all 4-H and FFA members in the five (5) Southern Maryland Counties.
2. Judging of Fitting and Showing Contest will be as follows: in a fitting and showing contest it is the exhibitor, not the animal, who is being judged. Showmanship will account for 60% of the judge's decision. This will include handling and presenting the animal and grooming of the animal. For the exhibitor it includes alertness to judge's directions, neat and appropriate attire, and courtesy to other exhibitors. Fitting will account for approximately 20% of the judge's decision. An exhibitor not in control of his or her animal will be dismissed. Exhibitors of swine will not be asked to demonstrate their grooming skills in the ring. During the contest, the judge will ask the exhibitors questions about the feeding, breeding and management of that type of livestock. Exhibitors will then be asked to parade the animal in the show ring. Animals will then be placed, with the judge giving oral reasons for placement. 4-H'ers will declare Fitting and Showing animal at check-in.
Proper attire will be required in all livestock fitting and showing contests:
Boys: Khaki or green slacks, khaki or white shirt, green or black neckpiece
Girls: Khaki or green skirt or slacks, white shirt, green or black neckpiece; khaki outfit accepted.
Section 61: 4-H Fitting & Showing - Sheep
|Class||Fitting & Showing - Sheep||1st||2nd||3th||4th||5th||6th|
* Age as of January 1 of current year.
|Class||Fitting & Showing - Sheep||Awarded|
|6151||Champion||Trophy & Rosette|
|6152||Reserve Champion||Trophy & Rosette|
Section 62: 4-H Sheep, All Breeds
Registration Papers will be checked on breeding stock.
|6201||Ewe Lamb, under 1 year|
|6202||Ewe, over 1 year and under 2 years|
|6203||Ewe, over 2 years|
|6204||Ram, under 1 year|
|6205||Ram, over 1 year and under 2 years|
|6206||Pair of Ewe Lambs, under 1 year|
|6207||Pair of Ewes, over 1 year|
|6208||Pair of Ram Lambs, under 1 year|
|6209||Flock: 1 Ram, 2 Yearling Ewes, 2 Ewe Lambs|
|6220||Indvidual Market Lamb* (classes to be divided by weight taken Wed., September 7, 2016, between 2:00PM and 8:00PM) *a maximum of 3 market lambs may be entered|
|6221||Pair of Market Lambs|
|6230||Best of Show, Ram|
|6231||Best of Show, Ewe|
|6241||Reserve Champion Ram||Rosette|
|6243||Reserve Champion Ewe||Rosette|
|6244||Champion Market Lamb||Rosette|
|6245||Reserve Champion Market Lamb||Rosette|
|6246||Champion Pair of Market Lambs||Rosette|
|6247||Reserve Champion Pair of Market Lambs||Rosette|