Sheep

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Entry Fees

MembersNon Members
Classes: 57-63 & 65-69£7£9
Class: 64freefree

Prizes

No of Entries1st2nd3rd4th
Classes: 57-63 & 65-691-3£20£15
4-5£20£15£10
6+£20£15£10£5
Class: 64£10£8£6£4

Chief Steward – Mrs R Miles

JUDGES – The following have accepted to judge at this years Show:

CLASSJUDGE
Pure Bred SheepMr P Hodges - Oxon
Cross Bred Sheep and Butchers LambsMr A Selway - Dorset
Rare Breed SheepMr P Pennington - Berkshire
Young HandlersMr A Selway - Dorset

Judging starts at 9.00am

Proof of *ARAM licences are required upon arrival.

**Entries are subject to current APHA Regulations
Exhibitors please note that with the exception of class 61-63, which will be judged in pens, all other classes will be judged in rings and sheep must be haltered.

*Maedi Visna sheep – separate accommodation will be operated in accordance with the Sheep & Goat Health Scheme. Please state on entry form if sheep are Maedi Visna accredited. *MV Certificates must be handed in before unloading.

No animals may be entered into more than one class except those also entered into the Young Handlers Class.

Sheep Pens: Must be pre-booked – Please see entry form.
Dress Code: It is requested that all exhibitors wear White Coats. All exhibitors will be asked to declare that there have been no known incidents of notifiable disease amongst their livestock in the last two years.

Exhibitors that have shown at the following Shows in 2017 will NOT be allowed to show animals at the Alresford Show: North Yorkshire & Carmarthenshire, Redgrave – Suffolk,
Wyre – Lancashire & Boston – Lincolnshire.

PLEASE NOTE: Trophies cannot be collected except in exceptional circumstances before 1pm

  1. All sheep must be accompanied by animal movement licences to and from the Show. Separate loading/unloading and penning arrangements are made for sheep from MV accredited flocks. To use these facilities sheep must be accompanied by a valid certificate of status.
  2. Tail Docking Schedule 5.5 of the Mutilations (Permitted Procedures) (England) Regulations 2007 requires that enough of the tail must be retained to cover the vulva of a female animal and anus of a male animal. All sheep are liable to be inspected by Animal Health Trading Standards Service and/or DEFRA Animal Health Inspectors on arrival or in the pens. Further enforcement action may be taken by Animal Health Trading Standards Inspectors in relation to any sheep found to be in breach of welfare legislation. Short-docked sheep will be immediately removed from the Show and owners banned from future shows. Prosecutions may follow.
  3. All sheep must have current and valid ear tags.
  4. All exhibitors must have public liability/third party insurance.
  5. All Sheep must be on the Showground by 8.00am and may not be removed before the conclusion of the Grand Parade without permission of the Stewards.
  6. Evidence of illegal tampering with animals to affect their performance at the Show will result in IMMEDIATE expulsion for the Showground. The relevant breed society will be informed.
  7. No dogs allowed in the sheep pens due to animal welfare concerns. Guide dogs exempt.

Classes

Class 57 A pair of Shearling ewes born in 2016

The Colebrook PCC for the best Exhibit.

Class 58 A pair of ewe lambs born in 2017

Class 59 One ram lamb born in 2017

Class 60 One ram born before 1st December 2016

If there are sufficient numbers of Ram Entries in Classes 59 & 60 the Chief Steward has the right to split the Class between M.V Accredited and non M.V. Accredited.

The Savill PCC for the Champion Ram from classes 59 & 60.

Class 61 A pair of Shearling ewes any breed, born in 2016

 

The Mortimer PCC to the best Exhibit.

Class 62 A pair of Butchers lambs

The NEHAA PCC to the best Exhibit.

Class 63 A pair of ewe lambs any breed, born in 2017 bred by exhibitor

The Col. Sir J.B. Scott Bart PCC for the Champion Exhibit of Sheep in the Classes 57, 58, 61, 62 & 63.

No pure breeds permitted in classes 61 – 63

Class 64 Young handlers aged 5-12yrs. One sheep to be shown by halter. Handlers will be judged, not the sheep.

The Waterston PCC to the winner.

The Rare Breeds Survival Trust is delighted to pledge their support of the Young Handlers’ class by awarding 12 months membership of the Rare Breeds Survivors Club (RBSC) to the highest placed young handler. For more information on the RBST telephone: 024 7669 6551 or email enquiries@rbst. org.uk.

Rare Breeds & listed Minority classes. Classes are open to Breeds of Sheep on the Rare Breeds Survival Trust watchlist: Critical, Endangered, Vulnerable, At Risk and Minority – see the list below.

All sheep must be entered in the flock book of the appropriate Society and presented in accordance with their Society’s rules. Open to accredited and non-accredited sheep.

All entries to be haltered.

Vulnerable: Boreray, Devon & Cornwall Longwool, Leicester Longwool, Lincoln Longwool,
North Ronaldsay, Whiteface Woodland

At Risk: Border Leicester, Castlemilk Moorit, Cotswold, Derbyshire Gritstone, Dorset Horn, Hill Radnor, Manx Loaghtan, Portland, Soay, Teeswater, Wensleydale

Minority: Balwen, Devon Closewool, Dorset Down, Greyface Dartmoor, Llanwenog, Norfolk Horn, Oxford Down, Whiteface Dartmoor

In addition, the following native breeds: Badgerface Welsh, Beulah, Black Welsh Mountain, Blackface (Scottish), Bluefaced Leicester, Brecknock Hill Cheviot, Clun Forest, Dalesbred, Exmoor Horn, Hampshire Down, Hebridean, Herdwick, Jacob, Kerry Hill, Llandovery Whiteface Hill, Lleyn, Lonk, North Country Cheviot, Romney, Rough Fell, Ryeland, Shetland, Shropshire, Southdown, South Country Cheviot, South Wales Mountain, Suffolk, Swaledale, Welsh Hill Speckled, Welsh Mountain, Wiltshire Horn

Class 65 Ewe Lamb

Class 66 Shearling Ewe

Class 67 Older Ewe, any age

Class 68 Ram Lamb

Class 69 Ram, any age

The Sparks Tool Hire PCC to the Champion Rare Breed.

The Myra Beswick PCC to the best Rare Breed of the opposite sex to the Champion.

**Classes may be split by Breed or Age should entries warrant, at the discretion of the Chief Sheep Steward**

Entry Forms

On line entries have now closed.  Please contact Hannah Caunt, hannah.caunt@myport.ac.uk for horse & pony queries and Sally Bowden,  sally.bowden@hotmail.com for all livestock queries.

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