Sheep Breeds Display

A rare opportunity to view over thirty different breeds of sheep in one place. Breeders will explain in their presentations the characteristics of the breed, advantages and disadvantages of the breed, and other pertinent information. Awards are given on the basis of attractiveness of presentation in the categories of Dual-Purpose Sheep, Hair Breeds, Meat Sheep, Minor Breeds, and Wool Sheep.

Criteria for Sheep Breeds Display Evaluation:

Sheep – 10 points  Sheep must be in the pen at the time of judging unless they are being shown in one of the sheep shows at the Festival. They should be good representatives of their breed and in proper fleece for the season.  Meat breeds may be slick shorn.

Educational Value – 50 points  Information about the breed of sheep should be included in the display.  It should include origin of the breed, the breed’s primary purpose, and other information of interest to the general public.

Handout Material – 10 points  Handouts should be available.

General Appearance – 30 points  The display should be attractive and relatively clean.  Clean water must be available to the animals at all times. Bedding in the pen should also be clean.

For more information, contact Alex & Karren Sowell at .

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Skein & Garment Competition results have been posted on our website...more results to follow.

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Thank you!

Another Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival has come and gone, and we could not have done without all of you – Festival goers, volunteers, Festival Committee members, shepherds, and participants in so many activities, competitions and demonstrations! It is amazing to see this come together with all categories of participants contributing to its success. We tried some new things this year, and had a little bad weather to deal with, and we appreciate everyone’s understanding, support, and good cheer. Thanks to everyone for participating in our 44th celebration of all things sheep & wool! We are already thinking about how to do even better next year!

In Peace,

Gwen Handler, Chairman, Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival

Lee Langstaff, President, Maryland Sheep Breeders Association
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