Sheep Project

sheep-1363171681CLzDue to the current health crisis and ever-changing guidelines, additional meetings may be canceled or postponed.  Check back immediately preceding any event you plan to attend to confirm whether or not it is still happening.  Reach out to your project leadership via email or phone as needed.



Current Sheep Project Information

All Sheep Project members are required to attend at least one educational project meeting annually to be eligible for the Junior Sheep Show at the Walworth County Fair.  Members who still need to attend a meeting for this year should participate in on-line “show ready” training to accomplish this.  Due to meeting restrictions imposed because of COVID-19, it is unlikely that face-to-face options will become available in time to meet this year’s fair eligibility requirements.
To receive on-line training credit, member need to watch ALL of the short (5-11 minute) videos listed below.  Then complete the fillable verification form.  Save it to your computer, and then email the saved version to:  Completed verification forms are due to Tim no later than June 30th.  Be aware that you are watching these videos for technique only.  We are not intending to endorse particular products or the Purina brand.   
You have already met the educational meeting requirement if you signed in at the 2019 Sheep Carcass Results program at last year’s fair. 

Here are the video links: 

1)  Washing Sheep & Drying Them–Part 1:

2)  Washing Sheep & Drying Them–Part 2:


3)  Shearing & Fitting Your Sheep for the Show Ring–Part 1:

4)  Shearing & Fitting Your Sheep for the Show Ring — Part 2:

5)  How to Show Sheep:

Educational Verification Form-fillable-SHEEP-6-4-2020

Managerial Form 2020 – Fillable

Show Prep Reminders

Remember that breeding sheep and other sexually intact sheep must have a scrapies tag in order to exhibit at the Walworth County Fair. This includes market ewes and rams, regardless of age. Wethers intended for slaughter, which are less than 18 months old, do NOT need scrapies tags, even if the animals were acquired across state lines. Scrapies tagging is a family farm responsibility.


Walworth County YQCA Guidelines for 2020

Lose an RFID Tag?

If any of your market lambs lose their RFID tag between now and the start of fair, it is your responsibility to contact Tim Ehlen at 608-676-2569 to have the animal retagged. Please look for and be ready to turn in the old tag that is being replaced. Any animals that show up at the fair without a tag will be subject to mandatory DNA testing at the exhibitor’s expense (approximately $100).

Meeting Requirements

  • YQCA Certification
  • One mandatory meeting

What counts as a Mandatory Meeting?

  • Any scheduled county sheep project meeting
  • Attendance at the 2019 Sheep Carcass Evaluation counts for 2020
  • Attendance at the 2020 Sheep Carcass Evaluation counts for 2021
  • Nasco sheep demonstration in May



Contact project leader Tim Ehlen at 608-201-0776.

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