NE: sheep show for commercial producers
The Nebraska Sheep & Goat Producers Association is proud to sponsor a new class at the Nebraska State Fair. The class was designed with the commercial sheep producer in mind. This year will mark the second Open Class Market Lamb Show. Our focus on this class is to educate new producers and reward the commercial producers for their efforts. We want to place the spotlight on the lambs that represent the industry. The lambs eligible for this class are simple; market weight 120 to 155 pounds, a respectable dock left on the tail, and no close clip on the fleece. All breeds and crossbreds are welcome.
The class is shown in a pen-of-three style which enables producers to exhibit without entering the show ring. Judging of the lambs are done by actual market lamb buyers that are looking for the qualities the consumer demands.
There are two ways to win the class. A cash prize for the top three places at live show and a cash prize for the top three places in the carcass contest are offered. All carcass data will be available.
This class offers an interactive forum between producers and buyers. It is a great time to ask and answer questions during the reasons part of the class. We invite everyone to attend. The show is Sunday Aug 30th at 3pm. To enter please go to the Nebraska State Fair Website to fill out an entry form. All entries need to be in by Aug. 10.
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Calves on the ground eventually mean dollars in the pocket and steaks in the meat case. It’s the basics of the beef industry.