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Estes Park Wool Market Colored Wool Sheep Combined Show

June 5 – 8, 2014 @ Estes Park CO [Show information]


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NOTE: Make sure to read the show rules as there are changes to the federal scrapie and Q fever regulations.

SUPERINTENDENT: Dana Ruehlman, DVM (druehlman@gmail.com), 970-689-6140

Times: In-place – 6pm Friday, June 6th Release- 4 pm Sunday, June 8th NCWGA National show and Natural Colored Sheep Show- 9 am Saturday June 7

Registration Deadline: Postmarked by May 16rd, 2014. Late fees of $7 per head if registration is postmarked between May 16h, 2014 and May 21th, 2014. No registrations after May 21th, 2014. There are a limited number of pens available. Pens will be assigned by the superintendents. If you need a tack pen make sure you include that in your pen fees.

JUDGE: John Merlau

These sheep are raised primarily for the hand-spinning market and will be judged under the rules of the National Colored Wool Growers Association Judge’s Guide. All sheep will be judged 60 percent on wool and 40 percent on conformation. Excessive vegetable contamination will be penalized. Physical defects will be severely penalized. Refer to your superintendent for general health regulations, stalls and bedding information.

SHEEP PREPARATION NOTES: Sheep may be trimmed, tipped or fuzzed-off, but not blocked. Bellies, heads, lower legs and dock area may have wool of any length preferred by exhibitor, but wool must not be trimmed or blocked to unequal lengths on chest, back, shoulders, sides or britch area. Wool must be free of excessive vegetable contamination, manure, paint, permanent stains, wool rot, breaks or tenderness and cutting. These problems will be penalized according to severity. NOTE: Due to the time of year and geographical location, sheep may be shown with a minimum of ½ inch of relaxed staple (the 2 inch minimum staple requirement is waived for the Wool Market Show only.) The registration MUST be signed or it will be returned to you. All sheep must have a current health certificate. All health certificates must contain a Scrapie statement from the Veterinarian writing the certificate. All sheep must have premise identification ear tags that comply with the National Scrapie Eradication Program ATTACHED TO THE ANIMAL. Call 866-USDATAG (866-873-2824) for help. In Colorado call the USDA-APHIS Area Veterinary Services at 303-231-5385 for tags. All sheep coming in from out of state must abide by the Health Requirements for Moving Animals Into Colorado ( http://www.colorado.gov/cs/Satellite/Agriculture-Main/CDAG/1183672504470). This includes testing rams older than 6 months for B. Ovis and having an entry permit.

SHOW RULES:

1. All entries must have official health certificates with scrapie statement ("The sheep listed on this certificate originate from a herd in which Scrapie has not been diagnosed within the last five years. The herd of origin has not been identified as a trace or source herd or flock of sheep in the last five years. At no time have these animals been on premises at which Scrapie has been diagnosed within the last five years") issued by an accredited veterinarian in the state of origin within 30 days prior to the show and must be available at the time the animals are penned. Upon arrival, all animals will be inspected by the superintendent. If an animal is showing signs of a contagious disease, including but not limited to sore mouth, vesicular stomatitis or ring worm, the exhibitor will be asked to remove their animals from the grounds immediately.

2. New federal Q fever rules state that no ewes that are within 30 days of lambing or have lambed within 30 days or lambs younger than 30 days old will be allowed to be entered in the show or be allowed in the show tent. Exhibitors with ewes that are close to lambing are strongly advised to leave those animals at home. If those animals lamb while at the show, they will be isolated and/or possibly asked to leave the grounds.

3. Not more than three individual entries or one group per exhibitor will be accepted in each class to compete for Estes Park Wool Market money. Association specials are controlled by the Associations. Not more than two premiums may be awarded any exhibitor in group classes.

4. Individual animals shown in all group classes must have been entered and shown in one of the classes for single animals. There are no group entry fees. Premiums for group classes will be one-half of stated premiums. Only one premium will be paid per exhibitor in group classes.

5. Sheep entered in lamb classes must have lamb teeth in place. Those entered in yearling classes may have two or four permanent teeth.

6. Where the animals of only one exhibitor or his immediate family are shown, the judge will award only one prize, which may be the grade to which the judge feels that the exhibitor is entitled, and need not necessarily be a first or second prize.

7. All sheep must be owned by the exhibitor prior to June 1, 2014. On sheep transferred, the date of transfer officially recorded by the breed association shall be the date of ownership.

8. At the discretion of the superintendent, large classes may be divided by the age and breed into classes of approximately equal numbers. Premiums will be paid in each class.

9. Prior to the show, the judge or superintendent may examine the sheep to determine if they have been entered in the proper categories and are not in violation of the show guidelines. This allows the exhibitor and the show officials to make necessary changes before the show begins.

10. Any exhibitor attempting to interfere with judging during their adjudication or who publicly expresses disapproval of the decision of the judges, or who by act of influence shall be guilty of conduct unbecoming an exhibitor, shall forfeit the premium and be excluded from further competition.

PREMIUMS: Individual Class Premiums: 1st through 3rd place; $16, $12, $8 Group Class Premiums: 1st through 3rd place; $8, $6, $4 Ribbons: 1st through 3rd place, Reserve and Grand Champion Special Awards: TBD

NCWGA National Sheep Show and Estes Park Wool Market Natural Colored Wool Sheep Show:

TIME: Saturday June 7, 9 am

LOCATION: Sheep Barn The division is divided into three categories based on the grade of wool on the sheep. All sheep must exhibit natural colored wool in at least 35 percent of their fleece. No specific color, solid or variegated, pale or dark, is required and all should be considered equal.

MAKE SURE YOU INDICATE ON THE ENTRY FORM WHICH CATEGORY THE ANIMAL IS BEING ENTERED TO. Category I: Long Wool Breeds-Wool Grades 36 to 48 Category II: Medium Wool Grades 50 Category III: Fine Wool Breeds Grades Category IV: Fur or hair breeds- Wool grades 36 and below (carpet and braid) If less than 10 total animals or two exhibitors will be combined with Category I

CLASSES:

1- Yearling or Aged Ram (born before 12-1-13)
2- Winter Ram Lamb (born 12-1-13 to 2-28-14)
3- Spring Ram Lamb (born 3-1-14 and after)
4- Pair of Ram Lambs
5- Yearling or Aged Ewe (born before 12-1-13)
6- Winter Ewe Lamb (born 12-1-13 to 2-28-14)
7- Spring Ewe Lamb (born 3-1-14 and after)
8- Pair of Ewe Lambs
9- Pair of Lambs-both sexes represented
10- Lamb Flock -1 Ram Lamb and 2 Ewe Lambs
11- Best Four Head- 4 animals, both sexes represented
12- Flock- 1 ram, 2 Yearling or Aged Ewes and 2 Ewe Lambs

NCWGA Junior sheep show

Exhibitor must be 18 years of age or Younger on June 7, 2014. Please list birthday of exhibitor on entry form. All Exhibitors must own (family ownership OK) and show their own animals. Animal must be entered and shown in the class in the open division to be eligible for the same junior class. Animals will be shown in open class and then open sheep will be excused and junior sheep placed. Animals must also be included on the entry form in the appropriate Junior show class. No additional entry fee needed for Junior class but Open show entry fee must be paid to show in the junior show.

Category I: Long Wool Breeds-Wool Grades 36 to 48
Category II: Medium Wool Grades 50
Category III: Fine Wool Breeds Grades
Category IV: Fur or hair breeds- Wool grades 36 and below (carpet and braid) If less than 10 total animals or two exhibitors will be combined with Category I

CLASSES:

J 1- Yearling or Aged Ram (born before 12-1-13)
J 2- Winter Ram Lamb (born 12-1-13 to 2-28-14)
J 3- Spring Ram Lamb (born 3-1-14 and after)
J 4- Pair of Ram Lambs
J 5- Yearling or Aged Ewe (born before 12-1-13)
J 6- Winter Ewe Lamb (born 12-1-13 to 2-28-14)
J 7- Spring Ewe Lamb (born 3-1-14 and after)
J 8- Pair of Ewe Lambs
J 9- Pair of Lambs-both sexes represented
J 10- Lamb Flock -1 Ram Lamb and 2 Ewe Lambs
J 11- Best Four Head- 4 animals, both sexes represented
J 12- Flock- 1 ram, 2 Yearling or Aged Ewes and 2 Ewe Lambs

NCWGA National Wool Fleece Show

Exhibitors must be members of the NCWGA. Please include animal’s registration number on entry form

Exhibitors may also enter the Estes Park Wool Market Fleece and Fiber show on Saturday June 7. Please use separate Estes Park Wool Market Fleece and Fiber show entry form for the Fiber show.

JUDGE: John Merlau

TIME: Sunday June 8, 9 am

LOCATION: TBD

Premiums: First place $4, Second place $2, Third place $1

Ribbons: First through Third place, Grand and Reserve.

Fleeces must be shorn in 2014 and represent 12 months of growth or less. Yearling fleeces will be allowed 16 months of growth. Fleeces are entered in division as listed and will be assigned to appropriate classes with in the division. Superintendent and show Judge reserve the right to combine divisions and split divisions into multiple cases as necessary

Divisions:

Category I: Long Wool Breeds-Wool Grades 36 to 48

Category II: Medium Wool Grades 50

Category III: Fine Wool Breeds Grades

Category IV: Fur or hair breeds- Wool grades 36 and below (carpet and braid)

Classes:

F1- Ram

F2 -Ewe