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Open Breeding Sheep - North Texas Fair & Rodeo

OPEN BREEDING SHEEP

August 23, 2024 at 11:30 a.m. in the First State Bank Livestock Pavilion

Superintendent: Doug Webb

Asst. Superintendent: Georgina Webb

NO REFUNDS ONCE ONLINE ENTRIES ARE SUBMITTED!

Online Entry Deadline: Wednesday, August 15, 2024

Mail-In Entry Deadline: Received by Thursday, August 5, 2024

Late entries accepted ($5 per head late fee) through Friday, August 23, 2024 by 8:00 a.m.

Arrival & Check-In: Thursday, August 22, 2024 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. through Friday, August 23, 2024 by 8:00 a.m.

Open Breeding Sheep Show: Friday, August 23, 2024 at 11:30 a.m.

Release: Following completion of breed, if not in champion drive or showmanship contest

Trailer parking ONSITE, pending on weather. Overflow trailer parking offsite.

No showing off trailer. Livestock must be stalled in barn.

HEALTH CERTIFICATES NOT REQUIRED for TEXAS LIVESTOCK ONLY. State validation not required.

SHOW INFORMATION

Livestock Department Schedule

General Information

General Rules

2023 Results

SPECIAL RULES

  1. ENTRY FEES: $20 per head
    • Online entry link available on Open Breeding Sheep page via ntfair.com. Online entry deadline – August 15, 2024.
    • Mail-in entries accepted through August 5, 2024. Preferred method of entry is online!
  2. Late entries will also be accepted upon arrival ($5 late fee per head). Exhibitors must be registered by 8:00 a.m. on show day.
  3. Exhibitors must check in at livestock office. Exhibitor packets are received at this time.
  4. Passes and parking stickers will be enclosed in packets.
  5. No outside bedding allowed. Shavings and pellets will be available for purchase on grounds.
  6. Any substitutions may be made upon arrival.
  7. Breeding sheep must be registered in the recognized flock books of their respective breeds prior to August 1, 2024 and bear such identification as that breed association requires.
  8. Original registration certificates are required.
  9. There is no limit on the number of head an exhibitor may enter.
  10. Breeding Ages: For the purpose of this show, the following will apply regarding ages of breeding sheep.
    • Lambs must be carrying all milk teeth. Lambs showing either or both of their first pair of permanent incisors.
    • Sheep eligible to compete in the two-tooth breeding classes must show only the first pair of permanent incisors. Sheep which have dropped their central pair of milk teeth and show one or both teeth of the first permanent pair may show as singles only in the two-tooth classes of their respective breeds.
    • Sheep showing the first two to three pairs of permanent incisors may show as singles in the four-to-six tooth class only.
    • Sheep with more than six permanent teeth may not exhibit in the show.
  11. Divisions: Breeds and Show Order
    • Southdown
    • Suffolk
    • Hampshire
    • Dorset
    • Dorper
    • AOB
  12. Classes:
    • Ram Classes
      • Ram Lamb
      • Two-Tooth Lamb
      • Four-To-Six Tooth Lamb
    • Ewe Classes
      • Ewe Lamb
      • Two-Tooth Lamb
      • Four-To-Six Tooth Lamb
  13. Overall Grand Champion and Overall Reserve Grand Champion will receive AWARDS.

Please direct questions to (940) 391-3452!