Fleece

2017 Fleece Show and Sale

Contact: Judi Lehrhaupt

Includes fiber from sheep, goats, rabbits, llamas, and alpacas

Premiums will be paid as follows:

1st place  – $10 ;  2nd place – $8 ;  3rd  place – $6

Fleece check-in for the Show and Sale will be held on Friday, 9/08/17, between 2:00 and 5:00 p.m. and Saturday, 9/09/17, from 8:00 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. at the fairgrounds. Please read and follow the following instructions, which will ensure a smooth process for all participants.

Show and Sale Registration:

  1. The entry fee is $3 per fleece and must be paid with cash or check payable to Garden State Sheep Breeders, and must be accompanied by a the following items for each fleece entered – NO EXCEPTIONS!
    • Three copies of the fleece registration form must accompany each submission. Entrants may download the registration form from this website as long as they bring THREE photocopies to the show.  This is the preferred method and will save you time when you arrive at the registration table.

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  • Alternatively, we will have carbonless triplicates available for completion at the show, but be advised that bringing your own copies is strongly encouraged
    • Each entrant must provide one self-addressed, stamped envelope so that sale proceeds and/or premiums can be returned to you in a timely manner.  No prize premiums or sales proceeds will be paid during the Festival.
    • Finally, each fleece must also be accompanied by a 3×5 card with the following information:
      • Animal’s breed
      • Sex
      • Age
      • Fleece weight
      • Division and class (listing follows)
      • Whether fleece is for “Show Only,” “Show and Sale,” or “Sale Only”
      • If fleece is for sale, must indicate selling price
  1. Judging show fleeces begins promptly at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, 9/09/17
  2. There will be no sales of any fleece until judging is complete at approximately 2:00 p.m. Saturday, 9/09/17
  3. Sale will continue until 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, 9/10/17, at which time unsold fleeces must be claimed by presenting the participant’s copy of the registration form showing the fleece number assigned by Garden State Sheep Breeders at check-in. Unclaimed fleeces become the property of the GSSB.

Show and Sale Rules:

  1. Each fleece must be clean, free of tags and vegetation, and have no second cuts. Please don’t bring moldy or insect-infested fleeces! We reserve the right to reject fleeces that do not meet minimum standards. Entry fees for rejected fleeces cannot be refunded
  2. The judge also may move fleeces to a more appropriate division/class, if necessary
  3. Fleeces must be from the current year and represent a single shearing from animal owned by entrant
  4. Only whole fleeces may be sold
  5. Each fleece must be skirted and placed in a clear plastic bag. Leave the bagged fleeces untied. Bags will be tied by GSSB staff so that the correct opening for viewing by judges and/or buyers is maintained.
  6. All show only fleeces must remain on display until the end of Festival (Sunday at 4PM).
  7. Ribbons will be awarded for 3 places in each class. The Best In Show will receive a rosette.
  8. All checks for prize premiums and sales proceeds will be mailed as quickly as possible after the close of the show – no exceptions.

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Division/  Class Definitions

We reserve the right to create a new class if there are sufficient entries (~10 fleeces). Typically the featured breed will have it’s own class.  In 2017 Romneys will have their own classes (natural and white) as the GSSB is hosting the National Romney Show.  There are usually enough Shetland fleeces to have their own class as well.  These definitions are also included on the entry form.

Division N – Natural Colored Sheep Fleeces

F Fine – Merino, Rambouillet, Targhee, etc.
M Medium – Corriedale, Columbia, Cheviot, Tunis, etc.
L Long – Cotswold, Lincoln, Leicester, etc.
C Coarse – Karakul, Scottish Blackface, Navajo-Churro, etc.
R Romney – Purebred Natural Colored Romney
S Shetland
B Baby Doll Southdown

Division W – White Sheep Fleeces

F Fine – Merino, Rambouillet, Targhee, etc.
M Medium – Corriedale, Columbia, Cheviot, Tunis, etc.
L Long – Cotswold, Lincoln, Leicester, etc.
C Coarse – Karakul, Scottish Blackface, Navajo-Churro, etc.
R Romney – Purebred White Romney
S Shetland
B Baby Doll Southdown

Division O  – Fiber from Animals Other than Sheep

M Mohair – from angora goats
C Cashmere
Al Alpaca
L Llama
An Angora – from angora rabbits
O Other

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Prior Year Results:

2016 Competition Results
2015 Competition Results – not available
2014 Competition Results
2013 Competition Results
2012 Competition Results

Updated: 10-Aug-2017

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