Sheep Day at BHSS set for February 6 |

Sheep Day at BHSS set for February 6

This year the Black Hills Stock Show has combined the National Sheep Shearing Contest with the Sheep Dog Trials in an effort to Develop a “SHEEP DAY” during the BHSS. The “SHEEP DAY” will be held on Thursday, Feb. 6 at the James Kjerstad Event Center on the Central State Fairgrounds. This provides a great opportunity to highlight the lamb and wool industry. Stock Show staff have indicated that they will welcome any sheep related individuals, groups, businesses, and associations to set up a table to display their products and promotions of the sheep industry. This could include veterinary services, animal health companies, feed companies, pasture to plate producers, wool pools, wool processors, guard dogs, sheep dogs, shearing crews, breed associations, extension folk, government agencies, ASI, Sheep Growers, Stock Growers, R-CALF-Sheep, news media, sheep equipment companies, stores that sell wool products and cuts of lamb, restaurants that serve lamb and so on. Anyone interested in displaying historical sheep equipment would be welcome to do that as well. There will be educational demonstrations and information for sheep producers to take away from the day as well.

Samples of lamb are certainly welcomed, but need to be toothpick sized with no “sides” as we do not want to take business from the concessionaires.

There will be no charge for having a table, but please contact Dave Ollila with your questions and interest at 605-394-1722.

Admission is $12/person for those age 12 and over and $5/person for those under age 12. That is the cost for ALL Day and includes the Preliminaries and the Finals that evening.

–SDSU Extension




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