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NEW YORK SHEEP AND WOOL FESTIVAL

Black and White Sheep Show

SPONSORED BY THE DUTCHESS COUNTY SHEEP AND WOOL GROWERS
and our generous Sponsors!
Judge: Woody Joslin

Dear Exhibitor,

We are looking for sponsors for Champion Ewe, Champion Ram and Champion Fleece for all six categories (White Fine, White Medium, White Long, Natural Colored Fine, Medium and Long).   $25 per award.

We would also appreciate sponsors for the Supreme Awards (White Supreme Ram, Ewe, Fleece and Natural Colored Supreme Ram, Ewe and fleece).  $50 per award.

If you are interested in sponsorship, please email us at hsimmons@bard.edu.  Thank you very much for your generosity.

We hope to go live on August 15th for online registration.  We will accept entries until all pens are filled at which time a notice will go up on our website.  In the event of a cancellation, we will contact the next person on the list requiring the same (or fewer) number of pens that just became available.

  • All SALE SHEEP will be housed in the upper barn.
  • Penning Charts will be posted in each barn.  A reasonable number of pens will be assigned depending on the number of sheep entered. 
    Please do not assume you will receive the number of pens you requested when entering.
  • Health papers must be dated within 40 days of the NYSWF.  All animals will be inspected upon penning by UDSA personnel as soon as your animals are checked in.  Be sure to take care of this as soon as possible.
  • Straw will not be provided but is available for sale on the grounds from Masten Feeds (845) 656-3544. Their hours will be 10-5 on Thursday & 9-5 on Friday.  If you will not be arriving during these hours, please be sure to bring your own straw.    
  • Sheep may arrive on the grounds from noon on Thursday, October 19th through 8 am Saturday, October 21st.
  • Only sheep entered in the show, sale or breed display may be penned on the grounds.
  • Animals will be released AFTER the exhibitors meeting on Sunday with those living furthest away leaving first. The order will be determined at the meeting.

PLEASE CONTACT US AT hsimmons@bard.edu WITH ANY CHANGES (not substitutions) OR CANCELLATIONS.  It may allow someone who is on the waitlist an opportunity to participate in the show.

Classes offered:  Yearling Ram, Senior Ram, Spring Ram, Yearling Ewe, Senior Ewe, Spring Ewe, Pair of Ram Lambs, Pair of Yearling Ewes, Pair of Ewe Lambs, Pen of Three Lambs (both sexes), Exhibitors Flock (1 ram, 2 yearlings ewes, 2 ewe lambs), best fleece (one entry per exhibitor).  All entries in group classes must be owned by one exhibitor.  Classes with more than 17 entries will be split.   Exhibitors are limited to two premiums in individual classes and one premium in group classes.

Premiums:  $35, $30, $25, $20, $15, $10, $5, $5

Show Order

Saturday at 2 pm       Natural Colored Medium followed by White Long
Sunday at 9 am         White Fine, Natural Colored Fine, White Medium, Natural Colored Long followed by Supremes

Check in Hours
Thursday                5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Friday                    10:00 am – 11:30 am and 5:30 to 7:30
Saturday                8:00 am – 9:00 am

Sheep not signed in by 9:00 am on Saturday will not be able to participate in the show.

All exhibitors are responsible for breaking down their pens before leaving on Sunday.  Failure to do so may result in forfeiture of premiums.

We look forward to another wonderful show.  If you have any questions please email me at hsimmons@bard.edu

Chuck Simmons

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