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We are only a few weeks away from our National Show and Sale, being held at the Great Lakes Show and Sale in Wooster, OH. The sale entry book has been posted and there is a great selection of sheep available, including futurity nominated ewes.

2017 Great Lakes Sale Catalog

Our biennial member meeting will be held on Saturday, May 27th at 7:30pm in the Imperial Room of the Best Western (243 E Liberty St, Wooster). The positions up for election this year are: President, Vice President, Secretary/Treasurer, West Coast Director and East Midwest Director. A slate of nominees will be presented at the meeting and ballots mailed to members. To vote in the election, membership dues must be paid by June 1st, 2017.

For those interested in participating in the futurity program this year, this sale will be your last opportunity to purchase lambs. New this year: yearling ewes that were purchased and shown as futurity nominated lambs in 2016 can be nominated again as a yearling. For further details on the futurity program, please refer to the Junior page.

Lincoln breeders had a phenomenal weekend at the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival!

The highlight of the weekend was Liberty Farms (Diane Klingelhofer, MD) winning Supreme Champion Ewe with her yearling white ewe! Congratulations Diane! Diane also won Premier Breeder for the white and natural colored Lincoln shows.

For all three supreme classes (ram, ewe and fleece), both the white and natural colored Lincolns were pulled out in the top 7. Garges Girls (Taylor Garges, PA) and Creek Road Farms (Day Family, IN) were pulled out with their champion yearling rams. Liberty Farms (Diane Klingelhofer, MD) and Creek Road Farms (Day Family, IN) were pulled out with their champion yearling ewes. For best fleece, Liberty Farms (Diane Klingelhofer, MD) and Creek Road Farms (Day Family, IN) were pulled out to the top with their yearling rams. This is a wonderful testament to the work our breeders have been doing!

At the Maryland Sheep & Wool All Breeds sale, Lincolns were again the high selling breed! Locust Grove Farm (Debbie Vanderwende, DE) had the highest seller; her white yearling ewe sold for $1,350. Liberty Farms’ (Diane Klingelhofer, MD) futurity nominated white ewe lamb sold for $1,250. They were the top two sellers of the sale.

Updated photos and complete show and sale results will be posted as soon as they are available.

Due to unanticipated problems with the online entry option for the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival, the deadline for mailing entries has been extended to April 10th. The sale catalog will be out soon, so watch for futurity entries!

Entry Form

MDSW All-Breeds Sale Entries Due March 15th

by Site Admin on February 8, 2017

The Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival (May 5th-7th) will once again be having an All-Breeds Show and Sale. Yearling ewes, fall ewe lambs and spring ewe lambs of any registered breed of sheep may be entered. Again this year, they are offering sellers the option of selling a ram lamb or yearling ram with every two ewes sold. Beginning this year, the festival is waiving the sponsor’s surcharge of 2% of the gross price that had previously been deducted from the seller’s check. For entry information, visit the Banner Sale Management website. The entry deadline is March 15.

Again this year, the pre-sale show will be at 7:00 p.m. on Friday and the sale will be at 6:00 p.m on Saturday. This is a great opportunity to expand your flock. A complete sale catalog will be available at www.bannersheepmagazine.com as well as in the April issue of The Banner Sheep Magazine.