All American Junior Show
July 5-7, 2013
The 2013 All-American Junior Sheep Show is going to be held at Michigan State University Livestock Pavilion from July 5-7, 2013. The All-American is the premier junior breeding sheep show in the country. Click here for information [.pdf]
North East Youth Sheep Show
July 18-21, 2013
The 2013 North East Youth Sheep Show will be taking place July 18-22, 2013, is held in the Mallary Complex at the Eastern States Exposition Fairgrounds in West Springfield, Massachusetts. The youth show is open to all youth 21 years old and younger as of January 1st with all breeds of sheep being eligible. The sheep and exhibitors should arrive by Thursday, July 18th; with animals being penned by 11:00 p.m. Activities begin on Thursday evening and continue right through the weekend with the finale being the selection of the Supreme Champions on Sunday afternoon. Anyone interested in sponsoring a t-shirt please visit our website to download the form; they are due by May 1, 2013. The youth show also needs items and volunteers for the food booth and the Fiber Nook at The Big E please visit our website for more information. Donations are also appreciated and help fund the show for the youth. For more information please visit the NES&WG website (www.nesheep.org).
Ewe Lamb Futurity
[Form available here]
For the 12th year, The American Shropshire Registry Association will sponsor a Shropshire ewe lamb futurity. The American Shropshire Association in effort to get junior members more interested and involved, have again decided to have a Shropshire Ewe Lamb Futurity for 2013. The Futurity will not only enhance the junior members ability to purchase extremely high quality breeding stock but will also make it more beneficial for the breeders to consign their very best animals.
The rules of the Futurity are relatively simple and are outlined below. You can buy a top quality ewe lamb at
one of the designated sales that has been nominated for the Futurity, exhibit the lamb at the shows you normally attend and then send in your results on the point record form. A junior can add a top quality female to his or her flock, and possibly win back a sizable premium.
The 2013 designated sales will include the following: Illinois Spectacular @ Bloomington, Illinois; Indiana Spring @ Tipton, Indiana; Shropshire Classic @ Eaton, Ohio; Great Lakes Sale @ Wooster, Ohio and the Midwest Stud Ram Sale @ Sedalia, Missouri. Click here for rules.
Yearling Ewe Futurity
[Form available here]
The American Shropshire Registry Association will sponsor a Shropshire yearling ewe futurity as part of our futurity system in 2013. The nominated ewe lambs purchased in 2012 by junior exhibitors and the ewe lambs nominated in the NAILE sale will be eligible for the yearling futurity. Another option for juniors wanting to participate will be to purchase a futurity nominated yearling ewe. The yearling ewe will need to be breeder nominated ($20) and from one of the five designated sales. The NAILE sale ewe lambs will not need to be renominated by the junior exhibitor. All other ewe lambs carried over that want to be a part of the Yearling Ewe Futurity will need to be renominated by May 1st, 2013. The year 2013 will be the fourth year for the yearling Futurity.
The 2012 designated sales will include the following: Shropshire Spectacular @ Bloomington, Illinois; Indiana
Shropshire Sale @ Tipton, Indiana; Shropshire Classic @ Eaton, Ohio; Great Lakes Sale @ Wooster, Ohio and theMidwest Stud Ram Sale @ Sedalia, Missouri. Click here for rules.
2012 Overall Futurity winners
Yearling Ewe Futurity Winner
Ewe Futurity Winner
Click here for complete list of winners and premiums.
Final Futurity points as of 11-14-12
Congratulations to the 2012 American Shropshire Registry scholarship winners:
Read about these four young people in the October 2012 and Feb. 2013 issues of the Shropshire Voice.
Rachel Shambow of Janesville, Wis.
for being named the Royce Rueber Scholarship winner
for 2012. Read about Rachel in the October 2012 issue
of the Shropshire Voice.
Application available here.