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Pennsylvania and Lebanon Area Fair Sheep and Goat Requirements:

1. A Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (CVI) issued within the 30 days prior to the opening date of the exhibition is required.

2. All animals must be free of infectious and contagious diseases and a statement of this is required on the CVI. Animals appearing unhealthy upon arrival may not enter the exhibition grounds.

3. An Animal Owner or Caretaker’s Verification of Veterinarian-Client-Patient Relationship (VCPR) statement for the animals being exhibited is included on the Fair registration form. It must be signed by the exhibitor.

4. Individual official USDA scrapie animal identification is required. Official scrapie ID includes:

-A scrapie ear tag. Contact the USDA to obtain scrapie ear tags at 1-866-873-2824, weekdays from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Your order may take several weeks for processing, so order tags early; or

-A scrapie tattoo with individual animal ID (tattoo); or

-An ISO-compliant RFID tag.

Deb Tice, Chairperson—717-926-4273

Please see additional entry requirements on the EXHIBIT page.

Youth Sheep Show-Thursday, July 27

NOTE: See Champion Bred and Owned 4-H Project Class.

Breeding Sheep Class Rules

1. All swine must meet the PA Dept. of Agriculture health requirements. See health requirements.

2. Health papers must be shown before unloading animals.

3. 4-H or FFA members must be present and have charge of their animals at the time of judging.

4. Breeding sheep may not be shown in market class competition and vice-versa.

5. Ribbons awarded to champions.

6. Other (by breed) means only breeds that are not listed, including wool breeds.

7. Members must have 100% of entry (part ownership is acceptable is both exhibitors name appears on the registration certificate). Registration papers must accompany animals in order to show.

8. Only ewes can be entered in crossbred classes, and all crossbred entries must be slick-sheared.


01. Cheviot

02. Corriedale

03. Dorset

04. Hampshire

05. Montadale

06. Shropshire

07. Southdown

08. Suffolk

09. Crossbred (Ewes Only)

10. Other


01. Ram under one year

02. Spring Ewe lamb under one year

03. Fall Ewe lamb under one year

04. Ewe one year and under two

05. Ewe two years and older

06. Champion Ram (each breed)

07. Champion Ewe (each breed)

08. Shepherd’s Flock (1 ewe, 1 ram, 2 lambs)

Supreme Champion Breeding Sheep

*Entry into this class is achieved by being named Champion Ram or Ewe within the respective breed. Champion Rams and Ewes from each breed will compete for the honor of being named the Supreme Champion Breeding Sheep.

Premiums: 1st-$10.00; 2nd-$9.00; 3rd-$8.00; 4th-$7.00; 5th-$6.00 ENTRY FEE: $1.00

Market Lamb Class Rules

1. Same rules, premiums, and entry fees as for breeding sheep.

2. Market Lambs must be ewes or wethers (castrated males).  No late castrations will be allowed.  It is recommended that castration be done via banding method.

3. All Market Lambs to be shown must be identified with a Lebanon County ear-tag and recorded on the official tagging sheet, submitted with one color photo per animal.  This form must be submitted to the Lebanon County Extension Office no later than May 31 of the current year.

4. The exhibitor and/or person presenting the lamb for weigh-in, will declare the breed of the market lamb at time of weigh-in and an expert classifier will determine if the animal meets those breed requirements.  If it were determined to not meet that requirement, it would be shown as crossbred.  Classification standards will follow standards of published sheep breed scorecards.

5. At least 2 purebred market lambs of one breed must be shown for that breed to be shown separately.  If fewer animals of one breed are eligible, they will be shown in the “Other Purebreds” class.  Other Purebreds will be classified as either wool breeds or meat breeds and as-signed to classes accordingly.

6. All market lambs must be sold.

7. Minimum weight is 80 pounds.

8. All market lambs will be presented at the scale with no more than two weeks of wool growth. Lambs will be divided into various weight classes with every attempt made to have only one animal per exhibitor per class.

9. Any exhibitor may place on feed any amount of properly identified animals.

10. Maximum of three market lambs per exhibitor will be shown.


11. Corriedale

12. Dorset

13. Hampshire

14. Montadale

15. Southdown

16. Suffolk

17. Shropshire

18. Crossbred

19. Natural Colored Breeds

20. All Other Breeds



01. Individual Market Lamb

Premiums: 1st-$10.00; 2nd-$9.00; 3rd-$8.00; 4th-$7.00; 5th-6.00;             ENTRY FEE: $1.00



Showmanship Rules

1. 4-H and FFA members may show an animal in blocking and showmanship contests, provided it has been carried as a project and is owned by exhibitor.


01. Ages 15-18

02. 12-14

03. 8-11

Premiums: 1st-$10.00; 2nd-$8.00; 3rd-$6.00; 4th-$4.00; 5th-$2.00; All Others Worthy-$1.00




01. Out of School

02. In School

Premiums: 1st-$10.00; 2nd-$8.00; 3rd-$6.00; 4th-$4.00; 5th-$2.00; All Others Worthy-$1.00



Sheep Blocking Rules

1. Only open to members of the Lebanon County 4-H Sheep Club or FFA members.

2. Members must do their own fitting.

3. Animals will be provided.

4. Once the contest begins, the member may not leave the ring. All equipment must be in the ring at starting time.

5. No outside help will be allowed. Any help to contestant will result in disqualification. (help verbally/physically)

6. The only persons allowed in the ring while contest is held shall be the fitters, the judge, and the judge’s helper.

7. Members will be allowed 30 minutes.

8. Each age division will be judged separately.

9. All participants will use hand shearers.

10. All 4-H & FFA members are eligible for the Blocking and Showmanship Contests.

11. Chairman reserves the right to alter rules.

NOTE: See Department 22 for Sheep Lead Line and Animal Decorating.

Classes FFA/4-H Blocking Contest:

01. Ages 16 & UP

02. Ages 14-15

03. Ages 12-13

04. Ages 10-11

05. Ages 8-9

Premiums: 1st-$10.00; 2nd-$8.00; 3rd-$6.00; 4th-$4.00; 5th-$2.00; All Others Worthy-$1.00