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2008 State Fair of Virginia Youth Market Lamb & Commercial Ewe Lamb

Livestock Update, June 2008

Scott P. Greiner, Ph.D., Extension Sheep Specialist, VA Tech

Nomination Schedule

Locations for identification and weighing of market lambs and commercial ewe lambs for the 2008 State Fair of Virginia Youth Sheep Show have been set.  Nominations will take place at various locations around the state in late June.  All youth who plan to exhibit market lambs and/or commercial ewe lambs at the 2008 State Fair of Virginia are required to weigh and identify their lambs at one of the following sites:


Date & Time

Location (for directions to a nomination site, please call contact person listed)

Shenandoah Valley -  Contact Person:  Jason Carter, (540) 245-5750,

Tracy Tomascik, (540) 564-3080,

Saturday, June 21
9:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Rockingham Livestock Market
Harrisonburg, VA

Thursday, June 26
4:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Virginia Tech Shenandoah Valley Ag Research & Extension Center
Steeles Tavern, VA

Northern Virginia-  Contact Person: Corey Childs, (703) 777-0373,

Monday, June 23
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Clarke County Fairgrounds
Berryville, VA

Central Virginia-  Contact Person:  Brad Jarvis, (540) 948-6881,

Kelly Mallory, (540) 948-6881,

Monday, June 23
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon

Young Farmers Grounds
Madison, VA

Southside Virginia-  Contact Person: Elizabeth Maguire, (434) 332-9538,

Friday, June 20

9:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Appomattox High School
Appomattox, VA

Southwest Virginia-  Contact Person: Matthew Miller, (276) 783-5175,

Jason Pratt, (540) 980-7761,

Thursday, June 19

6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Virginia Tech Alphin-Stuart Livestock Arena
Blacksburg, VA

Monday, June 23

5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Southwest Virginia 4-H Center
Abingdon, VA

Monday, June 30


in conjunction with Southwest VA Lamb Symposium (*see below)
New River Valley Fairgrounds, Dublin, VA

Tidewater Region-  Contact Person: Cynthia Gregg, (434) 848-2151,

Wednesday, June 18

5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

Virginia Tech Tidewater Center Research Farm
near Holland, VA

Thursday, June 26

4:30 – 6:00 p.m.

Southside Livestock Market
Blackstone, VA


Nomination procedures:

  1. Lambs will be weighed and identified.  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 and may only nominate lambs at one location (*this applies to nominations at the SW Lamb Symposium- if exhibitors plan to nominate their lambs at this location they must have all their lambs present, even if not all of them will be shown in the Symposium).
  3. A maximum 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 (no designation required at time of nomination).  A maximum of 6 total market lambs and commercial ewes may be shown at State Fair.
  4. It is suggested that lambs weigh between 50 and 100 pounds at the time of nomination (there is not a minimum or maximum weight limit at nomination).  Minimum weight of 90 pounds at State Fair.
      1. 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.   State Fair entry and competition guides may be accessed on-line at
        1. All State Fair entries must be completed on-line. Entry forms can be found at

        For further information concerning the State Fair of Virginia Youth Sheep Show contact Dr. Scott Greiner, Virginia Tech, phone 540-231-9159, e-mail

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