Breeding Sheep Competition


2024 BREEDING SHEEP SHOW


Dorset, Hampshire, Southdown, AOB Longwool, AOB Shortwool

N.C Chevoit, Oxford, Suffolks, Trophy Classes

DATE: Thursday November 7, 2024
TIME:
9:00 AM
LOCATION
: Lower East Annex Show Ring
JUDGE:
DATE: Friday November, 8, 2025
TIME: 9:00 AM
LOCATION: Lower East Annex Show Ring
JUDGE:

** Market Lamb classes are listed in the Market Lamb Competition Book **

Competition Information

Entry Deadline: Tuesday October 15, 2024. Late entries can be made online until Friday November 1, 2024, with the late entry fee.

Entry Fee: $28 per pen, including trimming pens. Individual entry fees are not required. Late Entry Fee: $50 per pen.

Online Entries: https://www.assistexpo.ca/rawf (Entries will open Friday September 6, 2024)

Exhibitor Meeting: Wednesday November 6, 2024, at 2:00 PM, Lower East Annex Show Rinh

Important Dates

Arrival Time: Tuesday November 5, 2024, after 10:30 PM

In Place By: Wednesday November 6, 2024, at 12:00 PM

Time of Release:

  1. Friday November 8, 2024, after trophy classes ONLY for exhibitors with no juniors showing Saturday November 9, 2024.
  2. Saturday November 9, at conclusion of Sheep and Wool Ambassador
  3. Sunday November 10, before 9:00 AM or after 4:00 PM.

2024 Breeding Sheep Committee

Chairman: Craig Emke

Vice Chairman: Lee Brien

Past Chairman: Bruce MacKinnon

Superintendent: Gordon Mark

Blair Dow
Chris Kyle
Darryl Hopkins
Gary Brien
Hugh Todd
Irwin Jackson
Jason Emke
Jason Monk
Jim Groves
Jordan Bell
Keith Todd

Kyle Seguin

Marc Charpentier
Melissa Emke
Murray Emke
Robert Mastine
Spencer Jackson
Cindy Ayre
Jim Driscoll
Sarah Case
Rejean Girard
Francois Gelinas

Honorary Members: Ron Gates, William Gardhouse

RULES AND REGULATIONS:

  1. All sheep must have National I.D Tags (CSIP) in place when arriving on site. All sheep must be checked for identification on Wednesday November 8, 2023, Sheep that cannot be positively identified when checked by the committee will be barred from showing. All animals must be identified by an approved tag and/or legible tattoo.
  2. This show (sections 500-508) is recognized as a purebred show (unless specific classes state otherwise) and as such, registration will be governed by Livestock Rules and Regulations Rule # 4.
  3. All incomplete entries will be treated as late entries and subject to a late entry fee of $20 in addition to the regular entry fee. Exceptions will only be made for entries made with information pending. Please ensure ALL information is correctly filled in.
  4. An exhibitor is allowed to make 10 entries per breed in single classes consisting of up to:
    1. 3 Yearling Rams
    2. 4 Ram Lambs
    3. 3 Yearling Ewes
    4. 4 Ewe Lambs
    5. NOTE: In group classes only one entry will be allowed per exhibitor. An individual animal may only be shown in one single class.
  5. Date of birth and flock letters are to be on the entry forms and will be printed in the catalogue.
  6. Pens will be allocated by the Sheep Superintendent and Committee as available.
  7. If fewer than 15 animals or 3 flocks or 3 gets are shown for any breed, then that breed will automatically be shown in the Any Other Breed section. If a breed from within the AOB class has entries of more than 15 animals and 3 flocks or 3 gets, that breed will be separated into its own breed show on a yearly basis.
  8. If there is a class with more than 15 animals present at the time of the show, the class may be divided, according to the executive committee decisions. The executive committee will be comprised of the Chair, Vice Chair and 3 members of the culling committee.
  9. Substitutions will be allowed, as follows:
    1. 3 substitutions within breed and class per exhibitor
    2. Substitutions must be made with the Sheep Entry Clerk on or before the time that registration papers are checked at the show
    3. In the case of an animal purchased, then that animal may only be substituted for a purchased animal entry
  10. The following breeds must be shown in short fleece (staple not more than 1.5 inches or 3.8 cm): Dorset, N.C. Cheviot, Hampshire, Oxford, Southdown, Suffolk, and Texel. Exception: Special Slick Shorn Class entries (see specific rules). All Southdown sheep shown in Ontario run competitions will be shorn within approximately one month prior to competition and have a consistent length of wool over the entire body, with leg and head detailing left to the show person’s discretion.
  11. All sheep must be washed prior to arriving at the RAWF, and all sheep must be in proper condition.
  12. All sheep must be washed and all breeds must be cleanly presented and of acceptable condition, subject to inspection by representatives of the sheep committee. Failure to pass inspection will result in the immediate expulsion from the RAWF Sheep Barn.
  13. Registration papers must be available for checking by a representative of the RAWF Sheep Committee. The teeth and length of wool will be examined by an official commencing the afternoon of Wednesday, November 8, 2023. All exhibitors or a representative must be present to personally present animals for mouths checked and length of wool as well as original registration papers.
  14. The Royal will be following the CSBA tail length requirements. All sheep entered will require a caudal fold that can be seen or felt
  15. Reject animals will be marked and/or removed.
  16. Filling an animals rumen unnaturally, such as tubing and/or drenching is prohibited.
  17. All sheep—including those exhibiting in the Breeding Sheep Show, Junior Sheep Show, Royal Sheep and Wool Ambassador Competition, and Market Lamb Show— will be reviewed by the Culling Committee. At the discretion of the Culling Committee and the RAWF, an official veterinarian appointed by the RAWF will conduct inspections for the presence of contagious and/or infectious diseases, as well as adherence to the Canadian Sheep Breeders Association (CSBA) tail length requirements. All sheep entered will require a caudal fold that can be seen or felt. A veterinarian will be directly assisting the committee during the culling. Any sheep deemed unfit for health reasons by the official veterinarian will be asked to leave the facilities immediately, however, Animals deemed not in compliance with CSBA tail length requirements will be disqualified from competition but not required to leave the facilities.
  18. All exhibitors must be dressed in white shirts and black trousers while showing in the ring. All clothing shall not bear any letters, marks or labels purporting to reveal the identity of the exhibitors. No hats or caps are to be worn in the show ring. No entrance to the ring will be the result for failing to comply with this rule.
  19. Exhibitors may show sheep on halters. ** Two persons per animal allowed in ring in all single lamb and single yearling lamb classes (excluding slick shorn classes #2 and #9). In group classes only one extra person per group allowed in the ring.
  20. No smoking will be allowed in the Sheep Barn.
  21. Blankets must be removed from all sheep following judging except class winners and/or animals going directly to another exhibition.
  22. All water from pens should be dumped in the designated place – not in the pens. Pens are to be left in dry conditions at time of release.
  23. In the case of an animal entered in a class that no longer qualifies, the animal will not be eliminated or disqualified but will be reclassified and may be moved to the next age group. No exhibitor may exceed the number of animals allowed as per Rule #4.
    • 2 persons per animal allowed in ring in all single lamb and single yearling lamb classes (excluding slick shorn classes #2 and #9).
  24. Slick Shorn Special Classes
    1. Animals shown in these classes are eligible for group classes
    2. Entries must be completely slick shorn of wool two weeks prior to show day. Head and legs may be left on at the discretion of the exhibitor.
    3. This class is not available to longwool breeds
    4. Entry must have only one show person per animal
    5. 1st and 2nd place winners of each breed class will qualify for trophy classes

    Group Classes


    Progeny of Dam: Two (2) animals dammed by the same ewe to be shown together exemplifying the consistency and qualities transmitted from their dam. Pairs of animals exhibited may be of mixed sexes and mixed ages ex: ram lamb and yearling ewe dammed by the same ewe may be shown together. Animals will be judged as a pair on their conformation, uniformity, and physical qualities. Animals do not need to share the same sire. Entries maybe subject to parentage DNA testing.

    Get of Sire: A group of three animals, full mouth milk teeth, by the same sire. Both sexes may be represented. Animals need not have been shown in previous classes, but at least one animal must be owned by the exhibitor.

    Breeder’s Flock: Bred and owned by the exhibitor. Group of 4 animals, both sexes represented. Each animal in the group must have been exhibited in one of the preceding classes. All animals in a group must be of one breed.


    Suffolk

    Section 500


    Classes:

    1.

    Ewe, 1st pair of temporary incisors in place

    2.

    Special Slick Shorn Ewe Lamb

    Lambs must be born after January 1, 2024 and have first pair of temporary incisors in place

    4.

    Ewe, Yearling, 3rd pair of temporary incisors in place

    5.

    Slick Shorn Ewe Yearling, 3rd pair of incisors In place

    8.

    Ram, 1st pair of temporary incisors in place

    9.

    Special Slick Shorn Ram Lamb

    Lambs must be born after January 1, 2024 and have first pair of temporary incisors in place

    11.

    Ram, yearling, 3rd pair of temporary incisors in place

    12.

    Slick Shorn Ram Yearling, 3rd pair of temporary incisors in place

    15.

    Progeny of Dam

    Two (2) animals dammed by the same ewe

    16.

    Get Of Sire

    A Group of 3 animals by the same Sire, at least one must be owned by the exhibitor

    17.

    Breeder's Flock Bred & Owned by the Exhibitor

    A group of 4 animals must be one breed.


    North Country Cheviot

    Section 501


    Classes:

    1.

    Ewe, 1st pair of temporary incisors in place

    2.

    Special Slick Shorn Ewe Lamb

    Lambs must be born after January 1, 2024 and have first pair of temporary incisors in place

    4.

    Ewe, Yearling 3rd pair of temporary incisors in place

    5.

    Slick Shorn Ewe Yearling, 3rd pair of temporary incisors In place

    8.

    Ram, 1st pair of temporary incisors in place

    9.

    Special Slick Shorn Ram Lamb

    Lambs must be born after January 1, 2024 and have first pair of temporary incisors in place

    11.

    Ram, Yearling 3rd pair of temporary incisors in place

    12.

    Slick Shorn Ram Yearling 3rd pair of incisors in place

    15.

    Progeny of Dam

    Two (2) animals dammed by the same ewe

    16.

    Get of Sire

    Group of three animals by the same sire, at least one must be owned by the exhibitor

    17.

    Breeder's Flock Bred & Owned by the Exhibitor

    Group of 4 animals, must be one breed


    AOB Longwool

    Section 503


    Classes:

    1.

    Ewe, 1st pair of temporary incisors in place

    3.

    Naturally Coloured Ewe Lamb Class

    Born after January 1st, 2024 First pair of temporary incisors in place

    4.

    Ewe, Yearling 3rd pair of temporary incisors in place

    6.

    Naturally Coloured Ewe Yearling Class

    Third pair of temporary incisors in place

    8.

    Ram, 1st pair temporary incisors in place

    10.

    Naturally Coloured Ram Lamb Class

    Lambs must be born after January 1, 2024 and have first pair of temporary incisors in place

    11.

    Ram, Yearling 3rd pair of temporary incisors in place

    13.

    Naturally Coloured Ram Yearling Class

    Third pair of temporary incisors in place

    15.

    Progeny of Dam

    Two (2) animals dammed by the same ewe

    16.

    Get of Sire

    Group of three animals by the same sire, at least one must be owned by the exhibitor.

    17.

    Breeder's Flock Bred & Owned by the Exhibitor

    Group of four animals of one breed


    Dorset

    Section 504


    Classes:

    1.

    Ewe, 1st Pair Temporary Incisors In Place

    2.

    Special Slick Shorn Ewe Lamb

    Lambs must be born after January 1, 2024 and have first pair of temporary incisors in place

    4.

    Ewe, Yearling 3rd Pr. Temporary Incisors In Place

    5.

    Slick Shorn Ewe Yealing 3rd Pair Of Incisors In Pl

    8.

    Ram, 1st Pr. Temporary Incisors In Place

    9.

    Special Slick Shorn Ram Lamb

    Lambs must be born after January 1, 2024 and have first pair of temporary incisors in place

    11.

    Ram, Yearling 3rd Pr. Temporary Incisors In Place

    12.

    Slick Shorn Ram Yealing 3rd Pair Of Incisors In Place

    15.

    Progeny of Dam

    Two (2) animals dammed by the same ewe

    16.

    Get of Sire

    Group of three animals by the same sire, at least one must be owned by the exhibitor.

    17.

    Breeder's Flock Bred & Owned by the Exhibitor

    Group of four animals of one breed


    Hampshire

    Section 505


    Classes:

    1.

    Ewe, 1st pair of temporary incisors in place

    2.

    Special Slick Shorn Ewe Lamb

    Lambs must be born after January 1, 2024 and have first pair of temporary incisors in place

    4.

    Ewe, Yearling 3rd pair of temporary incisors in place

    5.

    Slick Shorn Ewe Yearling pair of temporary incisors in place

    8.

    Ram, 1st pair of temporary incisors in place

    9.

    Special Slick Shorn Ram Lamb

    Lambs must be born after January 1, 2024 and have first pair of temporary incisors in place

    11.

    Ram, Yearling 3rd pair of temporary incisors in place

    12.

    Slick Shorn Ram Yearling 3rd pair of temporary incisors in place

    15.

    Progeny of Dam

    Two (2) animals dammed by the same ewe

    16.

    Get of Sire

    Group of three animals by the same sire, at least one must be owned by the exhibitor.

    17.

    Breeder's Flock Bred & Owned by the Exhibitor

    Group of four animals of one breed.


    Oxford

    Section 506


    Classes:

    1.

    Ewe, 1st pair of temporary incisors in place

    2.

    Special Slick Shorn Ewe Lamb

    Lambs must be born after January 1, 2024 and have first pair of temporary incisors in place

    4.

    Ewe, Yearling 3rd pair of temporary incisors in place

    5.

    Slick Shorn Ewe Yealing 3rd pair of temporary incisors in place

    8.

    Ram, 1st pair of temporary incisors in place

    9.

    Special Slick Shorn Ram Lamb

    Lambs must be born after January 1, 2024 and have first pair of temporary incisors in place

    11.

    Ram, Yearling 3rd pair of temporary incisors in place

    12.

    Slick Shorn Ram Yearling 3rd pair of temporary incisors in place

    15.

    Progeny of Dam

    Two (2) animals dammed by the same ewe

    16.

    Get of Sire

    Group of three animals by the same sire, one must be owned by the exhibitor

    17.

    Breeder's Flock Bred & Owned by the Exhibitor

    Group of four animals of one breed


    Southdown

    Section 507


    Classes:

    1.

    Ewe, 1st pair of temporary incisors in place

    2.

    Special Slick Shorn Ewe Lamb

    Lambs must be born after January 1, 2024 and have first pair of temporary incisors in place

    4.

    Ewe, Yearling 3rd pair of temporary incisors in place

    5.

    Slick Shorn Ewe Yearling 3rd pair of temporary incisors in place

    8.

    Ram, 1st pair of temporary incisors in place

    9.

    Special Slick Shorn Ram Lamb

    Lambs must be born after January 1, 2024 and have first pair of temporary incisors in place

    11.

    Ram, Yearling 3rd pair of temporary incisors in place

    12.

    Slick Shorn Ram Yearling 3rd pair of temporary incisors in place

    15.

    Progeny of Dam

    Two (2) animals dammed by the same ewe

    16.

    Get of Sire

    Group of three animals by the same sire, at least one must be owned by the exhibitor

    17.

    Breeder's Flock Bred & Owned by the Exhibitor

    Group of four animals of one breed


    AOB Shortwool

    Section 508


    Classes:

    1.

    Ewe, 1st pair of temporary incisors in place

    2.

    Special Slick Shorn Ewe Lamb

    Lambs must be born after January 1, 2024 and have first pair of temporary incisors in place

    4.

    Ewe, Yearling 3rd pair of temporary incisors in place

    5.

    Slick Shorn Ewe Yearling 3rd pair of temporary incisors in place

    8.

    Ram, 1st pair of temporary incisors in place

    9.

    Special Slick Shorn Ram Lamb

    Lambs must be born after January 1, 2024 and have first pair of temporary incisors in place

    Prize money sponsored by the Canadian Cooperative Wool Growers

    11.

    Ram, Yearling 3rd pair of temporary incisors in place

    12.

    Slick Shorn Ram Yearling 3rd pair of temporary incisors in place

    15.

    Progeny of Dam

    Two (2) animals dammed by the same ewe

    16.

    Get Of Sire

    Group of three animals by the same sire, at least one must be owned by the exhibitor.

    17.

    Breeder's Flock Bred & Owned by the Exhibitor

    Group of four animals of one breed

    Specials


    The W.B. Harris Trophy

    Presented to the Besst Pair of Dorset Ewes by Mr, W.B. Harris, King Creek Farm, King, ON. Entries must have been shown in Section 504, classes, 1,2,3, 4 or 5.

    Eleanor Gartshore Memorial Trophy (Perpetual)

    Presented to the Champion Dorset Ram by the Family of the late Eleanor Gartshore, former exhibitor of Dorsets.

    Pair of Oxford Ewes Trophy (Perpetual)

    Presented to the best pair of Oxford Ewes by Dow Family, Metcalfe, Ontario

    Ayre Memorial Award

    Presented to the best pair of Hampshire Ewes by the family of the late Lloyd Ayre, Ayre Acres, Bowmanville, ON.

    The C.J. Brodie Trophy (Perpetual)

    Presented to the Champion Southdown Flock by the Family of the late Eva and Bill Brodie, in memory of the late C.J. Brodie, a charter exhibitor of the RAWF and a breeder of Southdown sheep for forty years.

    Southdown Get of Sire Banner

    Presented to the Southdown Get of Sire winner by Finlay Southdowns

    Montminy Farm Trophy (Perpetual)

    Presented to the First Place N.C. Cheviot Get of Sire by Theo and Gaetane Montminy, St. Gillies, OC.

    The Cedar Creek Trophy (Perpetual)

    Presented to the Champion N.C. Cheviot Ewe by Ted Skinner, Bowmanville, ON.

    The Ontario Livestock Exchange Trophy (Perpetual)

    Presented to the N.C. Cheviot Ram by the Ontario Livestock Exchange, Waterloo, ON.

    The Harmony Farm Trophy (Perpetual)

    Presented to the Champion Oxford Ewe in memory of the late J. Irvine Black and Grace Balck, Fergus, ON, respected breeders of the Oxfords for many years.

    The Emke Family Trophy (Perpetual)

    Presented to the first place Oxford Breeder's Flock Bred and Owned by the exhibitor, by the Emke Family, Elmwood, ON.

    Premier Dorset Breeder

    Shadowbox presented to the Premier Dorset Breeder by Lois James, Jameshaven Farms in memory of his husband Jack James, longtime sheep Exhibitor


    Supreme Champion Trophy Classes

    DATE: Friday November 8, 2024
    TIME:
    One hour following the finish of the Suffolk Competition, at approximately 6:00 PM.


    Classes:

    1.

    Slick Shorn Ewe Lamb

    2.

    Slick Shorn Ram Lamb

    3.

    Overall Ewe

    4.

    Overall Ram

    5.

    Overall Progency of Dam

    6.

    Overall Get of Sire

    7.

    Overall Breeder's Flock


    Trophy Class Specials


    Slick Shorn Ewe Lamb Champion

    Presented to the top Slick Shorn Ewe Lambs from class 2 of each section (except 503). 1st and 2nd place winners of each breed will compete. Sponsored by the Canadian Cooperative Wool Growers.

    Prize Money: 1st - $100, 2nd - $85, 3rd - $65, 4th - $60, 5th - $50, 6th - $40

    Slick Shorn Ram Lamb Champion

    Presented to the top Slick Shorn Ram Lambs from class 9 of each section (except 503).1st and 2nd place winners of each breed will compete. Sponsored by the Canadian Cooperative Wool Growers.

    Prize Money: 1st - $100, 2nd - $85, 3rd - $65, 4th - $60, 5th - $50, 6th - $40

    Government of New Zealand Trophy (Perpetual)

    Presented to the Champion Ewe of the show by the Governement of New Zealand. A Grand Champion rosette will be presented.

    The Don Head Challenge Trophy (Perpetual)

    Presented to the Grand Champion Ram of the Show by the family of the late Mr. W. Redelmeier, Don Head Farms, Richmond Hill, ON, to perpetuate his memory. A Grand Champion rosette will be presented to the winner.

    The Eph Snell Memorial Trophy (Perpetual)

    Presented to the Best Get of Sire of Long Wool Breeds in memory of Eph's dedication and interest in all breeds of sheep (particularly Long Wool breeds). Given by Snell Enterprises, Blyth, ON, in memory of Eph and Jim.

    Progeny of Dam Champion

    Winner from each breed section to compete. Prize money awarded to the Champion ($200) and Reserve Champion ($100) Progeny of Dam.

    All finalists will receive an Easy Comfort Halter. Sponsored by Mark and Bev Comfort.

    The E.J. Freyseng Trophy (Perpetual)

    Presented to the Best Get of Sire, Canadian Bred.

    The Arnold J. Gardhouse Memorial Trophy (Perpetual)
    Presented to the best Breeder's Flock of long-wooled sheep by the family of the late Arnold J. Gardhouse to perpetuate his memory. A lifetime exhibitor of Lincoln Sheep. The winner will recieve a suitable memento.

    The Cecil Stobbs Memorial Trophy (Perpetual)

    Presented to the first prize flock (any breed) by Mrs. Cecil Stobbs in memory of her late husband Cecil Stobbs, who during his lifetime made a notable contribution to the sheep industry.

    Best Flock Banner

    Presented to the exhibitor with the Best Flock. Banner sponsored by the Canadian Sheep Breeders Association.

    Premier Breeder Banner

    Presented to the Breeder of six sheep of one breed which wins the most points in a section in which five or more exhibitors compete. In the event of a tie on points, then the placing in the breeder's flock will be used. If a tie still remains then the breed having the highest number of animals shown will be the deciding factor.


    Premier Exhibitor Banner

    Presented to the exhibitor winning the most points in a breed section as a result of showig six sheep owned by the exhibitor in a section in which five or more exhibitors compete.


    Levine Achievement Award

    This award is donated by Dr. Norman Levine and Family in memory of Peter Levine. This award is designed to honor the memory of Peter Levine, well known to many RAWF sheep exhibitors and a true friend. The trophy will be presented annually to the person who exemplifies the all-around ability, sportsmanship, and dedication necessary to be respected by his or her fellow exhibitors and breeders Selection of the recipient of this award will be made by a special committee and presented at the conclusion of the trophy classes. The following criteria will be used as a guide in the selection:

    • Active showperson, breeder, or manager
    • Dedicated supporter of breed activities
    • May represent any sheep breed
    • Has the ability to breed, manage, develop, and exhibit any breed of sheep
    • Exhibits at some major shows anywhere in Canada

    SHEPHERDS' AWARD


    Sponsored by the Canadian Co-operative Wool Growers Ltd.

    RULES AND REGULATIONS

    1. This award will be based on the best display, not including the quality of sheep exhibited.
    2. At least 50% of the points will be allotted for general neatness of the exhibit and for grooming of the animals.
    3. The remaining points will be allotted for courtesy displayed by the attendants in providing information to the
      public.
    4. Every exhibitor of 5 or more head of sheep will be deemed to be a competitor in this class.
    5. ** Please Note cleanliness of the barn by all exhibitors for the duration of the sheep show is expected.**