Sheep Exhibitors Information

NEW FOR 2024!!  Change in born after date!!

  1. All lambs shown in market lamb class must be either

wether or ewe lambs being born on or after November 1st of year shown and weigh 80 lbs. and over. Proof of age from breeder may be required.

Registration Deadline is June 1st!

Pre Fair Set Up Date: Thursday, Aug. 8 @ 6:30 p.m.

All sheep are required to have an Official USDA Scrapie Tag number listed on their entry form.  (TAG HOTLINE: 517-337-4705).  Call early so that they arrive on time!  Must be listed on entry form or on line at time of registration!  Scrapie tags will be verified at tag in date.

Market Ear Tags in by: All Market sheep must be brought to the fairgrounds for tagging on June 5th or 6th from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.  If unable to attend on either date, exhibitor must notify superintendent no later than June 1st.  All sheep must have ear tag in place by June 6th.

The committee reserves the right to check lambs after the date for placement of fair tags at the address of the animals location. 

Breeding animals will be classified as Black face or white face.

All sheep must be owned and cared for by exhibitor.  Must be in your possession by June 1st.

See page 14 of Exhibior Handbook for link for body scoring guidelines.

All exhibitors must call  by July 31st to verify how many lambs they will be bringing, who they want to share a pen with (if anybody) and where they would prefer to be in the barn.

Entry Day:

All animals must go through Health Check at Gate 3 (Shawnee Rd.), between 7 am and Noon, then proceed to barn.  After unloading and checking in with your animal, your final step is to go to the Entry office before 2:00 pm.  Please use sawdust or shavings for your stalls.

Fair Week:  There will be a sign up sheet in the barn for exhibitors and/or their families to close the barn each night of fair at 11:00 pm.  Any help will be greatly appreciated it simply entails just closing the front doors and two small doors.

All exhibitors are responsible to clean their pens daily and clean pen entirely on Wednesday of fair and replace with fresh sawdust.  Exhibitors failing to do so will fall under the 3 Strike Rule (see page 14 of fairbook).  Exhibitors are also responsible to help keep the aisles clean of sawdust and other debris throughout fair week.

Release of sheep will be Sunday from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m.  Market sheep going to market will be loaded on trucks Saturday as ususal.

Premium checks may be picked up Saturday of fair from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Entry Office or Sunday from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.  You can also have them cashed at either of those times.