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, 2019. 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 2019 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 7, 2019. 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. 


General Rules

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
6101 Junior (8-10)* $15 $12 $10 $8 $6 $5
6102 Intermediate (11-13)* $15 $12 $10 $8 $6 $5
6103 Senior (14-18)* $15 $12 $10 $8 $6 $5

* 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.

Class 4-H Sheep 1st 2nd 3th 4th 5th 6th
    $20 $15 $12 $10 $8 $7
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

Class 4-H Sheep Awarded
6240 Champion Ram Rosette
6241 Reserve Champion Ram Rosette
6242 Champion Ewe 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