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Southeastern Youth Fair. Sheep Show. Official Attire. 4-H PANTS (NO BLUE JEANS) GREEN BLACK KHAKI SHIRT COLLARED WHITE LONG SLEEVE WITH 4-H INSIGNIA 4-H JACKET OPTIONAL. FFA PANTS (NO BLUE JEANS) BLACK SHIRT COLLARED WHITE BUTTON UP SHIRT FFA TIE/SCARF FFA JACKET

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official attire
Official Attire
  • 4-H
    • PANTS (NO BLUE JEANS)
      • GREEN
      • BLACK
      • KHAKI
    • SHIRT
      • COLLARED WHITE LONG SLEEVE WITH 4-H INSIGNIA
    • 4-H JACKET
      • OPTIONAL
  • FFA
    • PANTS (NO BLUE JEANS)
      • BLACK
    • SHIRT
      • COLLARED WHITE BUTTON UP SHIRT
      • FFA TIE/SCARF
    • FFA JACKET
      • ZIPPED UP AND WORN CORRECTLY
record books
RECORD BOOKS
  • TYPED OR HAND WRITTEN
    • FOUND ON WEB SITE
      • MSDOC- SAVE AND THEN TYPE
      • PDF- PRINT AND HAND WRITE
  • RECORDS START THE DAY OF WEIGH IN
  • KEEP PROFESSIONAL
    • IT IS NOT A SCRAP BOOK
  • MUST BE SECURE TO THE BIND
    • BIND FOLDERS OR THREE STAPLES ON BIND
    • NO THREE RING BINDERS
new for record books
NEW FOR RECORD BOOKS
  • Record books must be complete & will be checked at the gate
  • New Photo section (six photos required)
  • All Exhibitors (4H-FFA) will have to show evidence of a project demonstration.
      • Story OR Photo
letters
LETTERS
  • BUYER LETTER
    • BE PROFESSIONAL
    • INTRODUCE YOURSELF, YOUR CHAPTER/CLUB AFFILIATION & PROJECT
    • DISCUSS LESSONS LEARNED
    • PLANS FOR YOUR FUTURE
    • WRITE MANY
    • FOLLOW UP VISITS
  • THANK YOU LETTER
    • BE PROFESSIONAL
    • INTRODUCE YOURSELF, YOUR CHAPTER/CLUB AFFILIATION & PROJECT
    • BE APPRECIATIVE OF THEIR INVESTMENT
    • PLAN FUTURE USE OF INVESTMENT
    • DESCRIBE LESSONS LEARNED
    • DUE TO SEYF OFFICE MARCH 31, 2013
premiere exhibitor
PREMIERE EXHIBITOR
  • CULMINATION OF PLACING IN THREE CATEGORIES
    • SKILL A THON
    • RECORD BOOK
    • SHOWMANSHIP
  • ALL AGE DIVISIONS ARE ELIGIBLE
  • WILL SELL IN CHAMPIONS ROW
lambs facts
Lambs Facts
  • They are gregarious prefer to be in a herd/flock.
  • Excite easily.
    • Move slow.
  • Do not have a strong survival instinct.
  • Not the smartest of the farm species.
  • Eat rapidly.
facilities
Facilities
  • Warm, dry, well ventilated area.
  • Clean water troughs, feeders, and mineral and vitamin blocks with easy access.
  • Fencing should keep predators out, preferably at least 5 ft. tall.
  • Exercise Tracks/Areas are necessary for market show animals.
  • Beware of dogs.
nutrition
Nutrition
  • Carbohydrates & Fats (Energy)- mostly from pasture, although grains may be used to supplement.
  • Protein- Sheep need protein to produce wool. Alfalfa, clover, soybeans, various commercial supplements.
  • Minerals- a quality mineral supplement (mineral block) should be available at all times to provide macro and micronutrients. (Feed Ration)
  • Vitamins- a quality vitamin supplement (in feeds) should be available. (Feed Ration)
  • Water- Sheep avg. 1 gallon/day Must be clean, fresh source.
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Nutrition
  • Sheep are grazers by design.
  • Feed concentrates in small quantity.
    • Raise feed trough/bucket.
  • Good quality forage.
    • Alfalfa, Perennial peanut, etc
  • Sensitive to Copper.
    • Check your feed tag.
  • Fresh clean water.
  • Not sure—ASK your 4-H Leader or FFA Advisor
digestive anatomy
Digestive Anatomy
  • Rumen- “the money maker” – largest part of the stomach. Fermentation vat that allows digestion of fibrous feeds.
  • Reticulum- “the mover”- moves food and fiber from rumen to mouth for “cud chewing” also aides in removing of foreign ingested material.
  • Omasum- “strong muscle” water is squeezed out a
  • Abomasum- “True Stomach”- feed is mixed with gastric juices last step in digestion for a ruminant.
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FEED
  • Should be labeled for sheep.
  • Good show ration 16% or higher in protein.
  • General rule.
    • “Garbage in, Garbage out.”
    • Cheap feed will under perform.
  • Do your homework- compare, ask questions.
signs of sickness
Signs of Sickness
  • Droopiness
  • Loss of appetite
  • Increased rate and depth of respiration
  • Discharge from the nose and eyes
  • Coughing
  • Fever
    • Body Temp 100.5-103.5 (ANY TEMP HIGHER CALL A VET)
selection
Selection
  • Classification- Color markings, skeletal shape, wool characteristics all play a part in classification.
  • Muscling- long, level, square rump, wide at the dock
  • Structural Correctness- correct bone structure, no leg/walking problems, etc
  • Style and Balance- appealing to the eye, tight skin, straight legs, trim middle, etc
  • Growth Potential- Larger frame lambs have potential to grow bigger if managed correctly than smaller framed lambs.
preparation
Preparation
  • Training- animals must be practiced for show just as the showman should practice. Training will calm animals and develop a routine that will add to success.
  • Fitting- animals must be washed, cleaned, sheered, shaved, and physically prepared to enter the show ring to be successful.