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2002 Virginia State Fair Youth Market Lamb & Commercial Ewe Lamb Nomination Schedule

Livestock Update, June 2002

Scott Greiner, Extension Animal Scientist, Sheep, VA Tech

Locations for identification and weighing of market lambs and commercial ewe lambs for the 2002 Virginia State Fair Youth Sheep Show have been set. Nominations will take place at 12 locations around the state between July 20 and July 29. All youth who plan to exhibit market lambs and/or commercial ewe lambs at the 2002 Virginia State Fair are required to weigh and identify their lambs at one of the following sites:

Date & Time Location
Shenandoah Valley/Northern Virginia - Contact Person: Corey Childs, (540) 635-4549.
Saturday, July 20 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. Rockingham Livestock Market Harrisonburg, VA
Tuesday, July 23 6:00 - 8:30 p.m. Clarke County Fairgrounds Berryville, VA
Monday, July 29 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. Shenandoah Valley Ag Research & Extension Center Steeles Tavern, VA
Central Virginia- Contact Person: Brad Jarvis, (540) 948-6881,
Monday, July 29 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Young Farmers Grounds Madison, VA
Southwest Virginia- Contact Person: Matthew Miller, (276) 728-7611,
Saturday, July 20 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. New River Valley Fairgrounds Dublin, VA
Wednesday, July 24 9:00 - 10:30 a.m. Carroll Co. High School Vocational Ag Shop Hillsville, VA
Wednesday, July 24 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. Grayson County Vocational Education Shop Independence, VA
Wednesday, July 24 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. Graystone Farm Wytheville, VA
Friday, July 26 9:00 - 11:30 a.m. Washington County Fairgrounds Abingdon, VA
Friday, July 26 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. Peggy Taylor Scales Lebanon, VA
Eastern Virginia- Contact Person: Kelly Liddington, (804) 333-3420,
*exhibitors planning to nominate lambs at Richmond County need to contact Kelly Liddington by July 15
Saturday, July 20 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. Richmond County Extension Office Warsaw, VA
Tidewater Region- Contact Person: Cynthia Gregg, (804) 848-2151,
Wednesday, July 24 :00 - 8:00 p.m. Virginia Tech Tidewater Center Research Farm near Holland, VA
For directions to a nomination site, please call the contact person listed.

Nomination procedures:

  1. Lambs will be weighed, tagged, and tattooed. Nomination forms will be completed by exhibitors.
  2. Exhibitors may take lambs to any nomination location. However, exhibitors must take all of their lambs to the same location.
  3. A total of 12 lambs may be nominated per exhibitor. These lambs may be wethers or ewes, to be shown as either market lambs or commercial ewe lambs (designation not required at time of nomination).
  4. It is recommended that lambs be recently sheared at the time of nomination.
  5. It is suggested that lambs weigh between 70 and 100 pounds at the time of nomination (there is not a minimum or maximum weight limit at nomination).
  6. Note: Market lambs and commercial ewe lambs must also be entered to be shown at the State Fair. Entries are due August 15. Weighing and identification at these locations does not constitute final entry for State Fair.

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