2019 Salt lake county market LAMB Rules
Sheep Representative - Tom Miller
MARKET LAMB SHOW
- There will be a minimum weight of 100 pounds on all market lambs at the time of weigh in. There will be no maximum weight. Lambs under 100 pounds will only be allowed to participate in the showmanship class.
- Lambs are to be dried and without a blanket at the time of weigh in.
- Lambs are to have no longer than ¼ inch of wool at the time of weigh in. Butt patterns are not allowed.
- Lambs are to be docked and must still have their baby teeth. Lamb Docking Rule – Scientific research indicates that the incidence of rectal prolapsed is reduced when the tail is docked in a non-extreme manner. The recommended method is to dock at the distal end on the caudal fold (3rd caudal vertebra). Complete tail removal (extreme docking) is not an accepted sheep production practice and is discouraged for all Utah Junior Livestock sheep projects. Market lambs or breeding sheep showing any signs of contagious disease or current or recent signs of prolapse, or with an open sore on the dock (rosebud), will be sifted.
- All male animals must be castrated.
- Animals will be broken down into classes by weight with no more than 10 lambs per class.
- No white ribbon animals will be sold or given premiums.
- Market lambs will not be allowed to show in breeding.
MARKET LAMB SHOWMANSHIP
- Exhibitors will be divided into equal groups by age (Junior, Intermediate and Senior Divisions)
- No more than 10 animals will be in each class.
- Only market lambs will be shown in showmanship.
- All exhibitors must have ownership of the animal.
- 4-H and FFA dress code must be followed.
- All ewes must be owned by the Junior Exhibitor for at least 60 days prior to the show and declared with the ewe’s tag number (preferably scrapies tag) at the time of weigh-ins of the market animals.
- All ewes included in these classes must have been born on or after October 1st of the preceding year.
- Exhibitors may show a maximum of 2 ewes.
- Exhibitors may declare tag numbers of 3 ewes to show.
- Breeding sheep will not be allowed to show in market.