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A PUBLICATION OF THE WISCONSIN SHEEP BREEDERS COOPERATIVE

VOLUME 22, NUMBER 3

INSIDE—WISCONSIN SHEEP & WOOL FESTIVAL INFORMATION

Dr. A.L. Pope 1921–2010 Professor Arthur L. “Art” Pope died peacefully at home on Monday, July 5, 2010. Art was born in Caldwell, Idaho to Stella Spalding and Leon T. Pope on January 28, 1921. Raised on a farm near Hillsdale, Michigan, he and his brother Bill shared fond memories of rural life despite growing up during the Depression. After receiving his B.S. degree in Animal Husbandry at Michigan State University, he attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison, which awarded him the M.S. degree in Animal Nutrition in 1943 and the Ph.D. degree in Animal NutritionBiochemistry in 1946. Art was a faculty member of the Department of Meat and Animal Science for 43 years, from 1946 until his retirement in 1989, serving as Chairman of the department for twelve years. Art married Vivian Tretsven in 1944 and they raised four children prior to her death in 1973. Art

then married Elizabeth Nord Zoerb, who shared his life for 37 year until his death. Together they were loving grandparents to eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Art Pope was a world leader in research on trace mineral requirements for sheep and an internationally known expert in sheep production and progressive husbandry practices. His early work with cobalt deficiency in sheep in the late 1940’s was the stimulus for the U.S. feed industry to manufacture and distribute trace mineralized salt for all farm animals. He subsequently conducted pioneering work in the calcium, phosphorus, copper, molybdenum, and selenium

requirements of sheep. For his research accomplishments, he received many national awards and recognitions, including the Morrison Award, the highest award presented by the American Society of Animal Science, and the Silver Ram Award See Pope on Page 2

Taylor Looks to Festival’s Future It’s the sheep industry’s main event in the Badger State and it has become the destination for thousands of sheep producers, exhibitors, knitters, fashion designers, small businesses and the simply curious. It is the Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival and organizers expect over seven thousand people will pass through the gates of Jefferson Fair Park in early September. At nine years and counting, the Wisconsin Sheep Breeders Cooperative’s cautious experiment that began in 2002 is now well past survival mode and building for the future. Todd Taylor, the co-op’s president and Shepherd at the University of Wisconsin’s Arlington Sheep Unit, recently reflected on the history of the festival, its impact on the industry and where it might be heading. “It was pretty much uncharted territory for the (Wisconsin) Sheep Breeders. The members were used to an annual industry conference and opening the doors

Todd Taylor, President of the Wisconsin Sheep Breeders Co-op and Shepherd at the UW-Madison Arlington Sheep Unit, is optimistic about the future of the Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival as it enters its ninth year and looking for record attendance when the event opens September 10 in Jefferson.

to the general public was a big change that took some getting used to.” Taylor admits that the biggest change for many sheep producers was the realization that the fiber side of the industry would quickly become a major partner in the future of the event. “It’s what has really built attendance, but even more important, people coming to Jefferson now see a cross-section of the industry. I think that’s key to the future of the festival.” Even more critical in Taylor’s eyes is building industry leadership for the long haul. “We have to keep the door open for the next generation,” he maintains, and points to the second year of grant funding from Wisconsin Farm Services Agency as instrumental in growing the Youth Sweepstakes as part of the festival and underwriting premiums for the program. “That generous support has been critical,” Taylor admits, noting See Taylor on Page 3

All roads lead to Jefferson. Photo by Don Hessler

Youth Programming Gets Support from FSA Wisconsin Farm Service Agency has again pledged its support for youth programs at the Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival. For the second year, a major grant from FSA will underwrite the Youth Sweepstakes, an awards program based on eight separate competitions and activities. Todd Taylor, Wisconsin Sheep Breeders Co-op President and a strong backer of youth activities at Jefferson, says the support is crucial to building a future for the Festival through its young exhibitors. “The FSA grant allows us to continue to build the Youth Sweepstakes effort and provide the kind of leadership and education that helps assure that these kids will someday be part of Wisconsin’s livestock industry.” The Youth Sweepstakes is designed to encourage young

people attending the Festival to take part in educational and exhibition events to broaden their knowledge of sheep production beyond the show ring. Members of 4-H, FFA and other youth groups are encouraged to take part. No pre-registration is required and points are awarded based on participation and placing within each of the following activities: Skillathon, Junior Showmanship, Judging Contest, Poster Contest, Lead Class competition, Junior Breeding and Market Lamb shows. Youth entering any of the listed events are automatically entered in the Sweepstakes and eligible for awards based on four age divisions – Beginners 8-10; Junior 11-13; Intermediate 14-16; and senior 17-19. Age is See FSA on Page 6


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presented by the American Sheep Producers’ Council. Art was also a Fulbright Scholar, which took him to Australia for a year, and a Fellow in the American Society of Animal Science. His research and educational outreach took him to numerous continents to advise governments and universities in developing countries on food production for USAID-CRISP. Art Pope was regarded with deep respect by the sheep producers of Wisconsin. He was an active leader and participant in the Wisconsin sheep industry for over 65 years. He taught countless numbers of college students in his B.S. degree and Short Course Sheep Production, Animal Nutrition, and Livestock Judging courses and a few hundred shearers in the beginning sheep shearing schools. He was a perennial presenter of research results and sheep husbandry recommendations at field days, shepherds’ clinics and events, including the Wisconsin Sheep

Industry Conference, Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival and Spooner Sheep Day. Art helped initiate and was an ardent supporter of the Wisconsin Ram Test Station and an active participant in the National Sheep Improvement Program, his rams sought after by commercial producers looking for fast-growing, muscular sheep with true Hampshire breed type. In 1995, the Wisconsin Sheep Breeders Cooperative established the annual Art Pope Award as its highest recognition of producers and educators, both within Wisconsin and nationally, that exemplify the dedication and contributions that Art Pope brought to the industry. Dave Thomas, Interim Chair of the Department of Animal Sciences at the University of WisconsinMadison stated that “No one was more strongly associated with the state’s sheep industry than was Art Pope. His knowledge of the biology and practical rearing of sheep, his honesty and integrity,

The Wisconsin Shepherd is a quarterly publication of the Wisconsin Sheep Breeders Cooperative, a non-profit organization dedicated to the diverse interests of the Wisconsin sheep industry. Inquiries about WSBC and address changes for WSBC and The Wisconsin Shepherd should be directed to Jill Alf, Executive SecretaryTreasurer, WSBC, 7811 Consolidated School Road, Edgerton, WI 53534; 608-868-2505 or wisbc@centurytel.net. INTERIM EDITOR Bob Black ADVERTISING MANAGER Kelli Gunderson, 9726 N. Fork Creek Rd., Shannon, IL 61078; 815-821-5905 or robkelgundy@yahoo.com WSBC officers and directors are: PRESIDENT Todd Taylor, Arlington, 608-846-9536, taylorsheep@msn.com VICE PRESIDENT Sue Rupnow: Wausau, 715-675-6894, profshowsupply@aol.com Troy Antoniewicz, Stoughton, 608-873-6841,troyaz@merr.com Steve Bingen, West Bend, 262-629-4221, sbingen@charter.net Elmer Held: Oakfield, 920-583-3084, eheld3084@charter.net Bill Keough, 920-596-1931, bksheep@wolfnet.net Gary Klug, 920-309-2181, klughihamp@tm.net Laura Meyer, 920-206-8445, tractorgirl76@hotmail.com Keith Schultz, 920-568-0895, levelhillsfarm@sbcglobal.net

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his humor, and his camaraderie with fellow sheep producers endeared him to all in the sheep industry.” At fifteen, Art purchased his first Hampshire ewes, a flock he nurtured for 73 years. Only one or two other Hampshire flocks in the U.S. are known to have been under ownership of the same family for a longer period. At 88, Art took great pride in the success of his last lambing season before transferring his flock to the University of WisconsinRiver Falls. In 1999, as urban development grew closer, he helped the Town of Middleton develop and establish an educational conservancy from 105 acres of his farm and delighted in every step in the creation of Pope Farm Park. Today, the park offers visitors seven miles of multi-use walking trails, along with picnic areas and interpretative signage that describes the ecology, Native American history, geology and agricultural uses of the land the park encompasses. Funeral services for Art Pope were held on Thursday, July 8, at the West Middleton Lutheran Church, Verona, Wisconsin, officiated by Pastor David Brandfass. Art was preceded in death by his parents, and his wife Vivian. He is survived by his wife Elizabeth; brother Bill of College Station, Texas; children Mel (Kristie) of Middleton; Kathleen of Mount Horeb; Lucille of Bozeman, Montana; and William (Kristy) of Columbus, Ohio; Zoerb stepchildren, David (Carol) of Oostburg; Hans (Jan) of River Falls; and Erik (Laurie) of Mount Horeb; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. The family encourages memorials be made to the Pope Research Fund of the University of Wisconsin Foundation; MARC of Mount Horeb, or Hospice.

SUMMER 2010

“Ma & Pa” Will Bring History to Life At Jefferson

“Adventures with Ma & Pa” debuts at Jefferson this year, featuring retired educators Sandy Fisher and Tom Kleist, who bring history to life through comedy. Look for “Ma & Pa” just west of the Country Store barns in the Tent Stage from 10:00 until 3:00 on Saturday only. Tom Kleist and Sandy Fisher find the right mix of humor and history in the programs they take to schools, community groups and service organizations. They call their presentation “Adventures With Ma and Pa” and they bring history alive in classrooms, churches and farm sheds across southeast Wisconsin as they teach about everyday life in the 1800’s and early 1900’s. Fisher says that she and Kleist represent a generation that still has a connection to life before modems; remembering outhouses, pitchforks and hand pumps – the things of early-day life that bear little resemblance to modern households or farms today. Kleist is a former elementary school teacher and auctioneer, who raises a few goats on his farm near Elkhorn. Fisher, who lives in Waukesha, was an accredited

education coordinator and worked at Old World Wisconsin before retirement. Both found their niche in “Ma & Pa” and have visited up to thirty schools a year with their blend of history and humor. In addition, they mix their comedy with historical props – tools and implements from another era – often asking their audiences to guess what the uses of each might have been. Both Fisher and Kleist are intent on sharing their stories and historical perspective with audiences young and old. “If we don’t share it, it’s going to be lost…” Ma & Pa will be at the festival on Saturday only, from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. in the Tent Stage, which will be located just west of the Country Store barns.

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SATURDAY FESTIVAL SHUTTLE SERVICE New for this year! Thanks to the Jefferson County Antique Collectors, we are offering shuttle service on Saturday between the parking lots and Festival activities. The members of the club are providing the antique tractor power to pull the shuttle free of charge. Be sure to thank the drivers for their generosity!

The Country Store

East & West Barns • North End of Fair Park See Map Country Store Hours Friday 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Sunday 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Outside Vendors Hours may vary – please check with individual exhibitors. Thank you for supporting our exhibitors! Without their participation, the Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival would not be possible.

Still Time for Award Winning Photos! The deadline for entering the 2010 Wisconsin Sheep Breeders Co-op Photo Contest is just around the corner! All entries need to be postmarked by August 21, so get the camera working and send in your favorite shots. This year’s contest offers several new features. Photographers entering the 2010 competition could find their entry on the cover of the next Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival catalog, after a panel of judges reviews the top contest entries for a suitable cover photo. Also new, the top photograph entered in the “Photo Taken by a Youth” category will win a $50 cash prize sponsored by The Country Today weekly agricultural newspaper. The annual contest’s grand prize – a gift card good for $50

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in photo-developing services at Woodman’s markets – will continue to go to the photographer whose single photo entry receives the votes from Festival visitors. The 2010 Photo Contest features four categories: Scenic Photo; Photo of Kids & Sheep; Photo Taken by a Youth (for ages 18 and younger); and Any Other Sheep or Wool Photo. The finalist photos will be on display at the Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival, slated for Jefferson Fair Park, September 10-12, Jefferson. For a complete listing of rules, visit www. wisconsinsheepandwoolfestival. com or contact Jane Metcalf at 608-868-3268, email tjmetcalf@ centurytel.net.

that the festival draws no checkoff funds and currently limited support from outside sources. The Youth Sweepstakes allows youth between the ages of 8 and 19 the opportunity to accumulate points based on participation in seven different events or competitions at Jefferson, including such diverse activities as poster contest, skillathon, lead class and showing market lambs. There are cash premiums for the top three competitors in four age classes. And new to competitions for young exhibitors this year is the addition of a junior wool show, something Taylor suggests may be added to the Sweepstakes down the road. But he also points out that the festival continues to explore new efforts at attracting not only attendance but building a base of new producers as well. “Integrating the dairy sheep industry into the festival activities this year should spotlight both our growing number of Wisconsin dairy producers and the products they produce.” noting that there will be daily sheep milking demonstrations, an introductory session for prospective dairy producers, plus a sheep cheese sampling session following the Sunday lamb cooking demonstration. The festival dairy activities are supported by the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Dairy Business Innovation Center,

UW-Madison Spooner Research Station, Wisconsin Sheep Dairy Cooperative and private industry. However, a portable milking parlor for woolies is not all that’s new this year at Jefferson. If fiber is your thing, take a look at the lineup of fiber arts classes that is unmatched in the Midwest. Thirty seven instructors from across the nation will be teaching 72 classes over a three-day weekend and inaugurating a brand new building at Jefferson Fair Park as well. Along with the extended class schedule, try your hand at the newest competition offered for budding fashion designers. The Design Challenge Competition offers clothing designers an opportunity to compete for cash premiums with original design apparel using all natural fibers, and is underwritten by Wool, Warp & Wheel of Richmond, IL and the Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival. Want to mix a bit of humor with some history? Then stop by the Tent Stage, just west of the Country Store, for a warm blend of laughter and props of antique farm and home implements tracing back a hundred years or more. It’s all part of a great program that Tom Kleist of Elkhorn and Sandy Fisher of Waukesha have put together to educate audiences both young and old on life in a bygone era. Saturday only, on the stage from 10:00 to 3:00.

And if antique is your thing, see the lineup of vintage tractors and farm machinery provided by the Jefferson Antique Collectors Club that will be on display all three days of the festival. The Club is also providing a Saturday shuttle service from the parking lots to all points of the fairgrounds. For producers of all experience levels, education takes center stage with a variety of workshops available over the three day weekend. For the serious beginner shepherd, there is the Sheep 101 clinic on Friday with seven hours of sessions scheduled. Pre-registration and a fee are required. On Saturday and Sunday, there are over thirty hours of educational workshops, clinics and mini-classes available at no cost. For a complete schedule and entry information for the Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival programs, activities and exhibitions, go to the website, www. wisconsinsheepandwoolfestival. com or contact the office of the Wisconsin Sheep Breeders Cooperative at 608 868-2505, email wisbc@centurytel.net. The festival will be held at Jefferson Fair Park, Jefferson, Wisconsin, Friday through Sunday, September 10-12. Admission is $5 per person, kids eight and under free, parking free. Weekend passes are only $10.

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WSBC presents the

9th Annual Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival September 10-12, 2010 • Jefferson Fair Park, Jefferson For complete details, go to www.wisconsinsheepandwoolfestival.com

Schedule of Events

(P) Pre-registration required for these classes and activities • Check Map for locations. FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 10 2:00 Used Equipment Auction – Warm-up Arena Gate: 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. – Admission charged. 3:15 Awards Presentation – Make It With Wool 7:30 Registration Open – Lobby – Activity Center – Activity Center 8:00 Crook & Whistle Stock Dog Trial – West Field 4:00 Milking Demonstration Indoor Arena 9:00 Sheep 101 – Beginning Shepherds’ Clinic (P) 4:00 Shepherds’ Auction – Activity Center – West Exhibit Building 4:00 – 6:00 Herding 101 - Instinct Tests (P) – Near Main Gate Photo Contest – Entries open for viewing/ 4:00 – 6:00 Design Challenge – Entries Accepted voting – Main Hall – Activity Center – Registration – Lobby, Activity Center Silent Auction (Donations accepted until 5:00 Lead Class Practice – Sale Arena 9:00 a.m. Sat.) – Activity Center 6:00 Lead Class Competition – Sale Arena 9:00 – Noon Poster Contest – Entries accepted – Activity Center 6:00 – 10:00 UNWIND (reservations required) 9:00 – 4:00 Wonders of Wool Fiber Arts Classes (P) – JC Plaza Hotel & Conference Center Check for Class Locations at Registration SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 or see Student Packet Gate: 7:00 a.m. – Admission charged 9:00 – 4:00 Herding 101 - Instinct Tests (P) – Near Main Gate 7:30 a.m. Crook & Whistle Stock Dog Trial – West Field 4:00 Milking Demonstration – Indoor Arena 7:30 Registration Open – Lobby – Activity Center 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Country Store Open 7:30 – 8:30 Check-in/Weigh-in, Market Lambs – Sale Arena 5:00 p.m. Stock Dog Show – Near Main Gate 7:45 Judging Contest Registration – Youth Session 6:00 p.m. Begin Check-in, Open/MSSBA Show Sheep Sale Arena – Sheep Barn & Sale Arena 8:00 – 3:30 Hall of Breeds – Indoor Arena 6:00 – 8:30 Early Check-in: Junior Fleeces – West Exhibit Building Newborn Lambs! – Indoor Arena SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 11 8:00 – 10:00 Check-in, Junior Breeding Sheep – Sale Arena Gate: 7:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. – Admission charged 8:00 – 10:00 Design Challenge – Entries Accepted 7:00 a.m. Crook & Whistle Stock Dog Trial – West Field Registration-Lobby – Activity Center 7:30 Registration Open – Lobby – Activity Center 8:00 – 10:30 Judging Contest – Youth Session – Sale Arena 7:30 – 9:00 Check-in, Open/MSSBA Show Sheep 8:30 – 3:00 Wonders of Wool Fiber Arts Classes (P) – Sheep Barn & Sale Arena Check for class locations at Registration or see 8:00 Hall of Breeds open – Indoor Arena Student Packet Newborn Lambs! – Indoor Arena 8:30 – 3:30 Fleece Sale (Private Treaty) – West Exhibit Building 8:00 – 9:00 Make It With Wool – Registration & Hospitality 9:00 Shepherds’ Workshops – See Schedule for Locations Lobby – Activity Center 9:00 “Art Under Foot” Hooked Rug Exhibit 8:30 – 11:30 Check-in, Open Class & Junior Fleeces – Activity Center – West Exhibit Building 9:00 Check-in, MSSBA Handknitted Competition 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Country Store Open – Goat Barn 9:00 “Art Under Foot” Hooked Rug Exhibit Open Check-in, MSSBA Handspun Skein – Activity Center – Competition Goat Barn Silent Auction – Deadline for donations! 9:00 – 11:00 Herding 101 - Instinct Tests (P) – Near Main Gate – Activity Center Market Lamb Show – Sale Arena Shepherds’ Workshops – See Schedule for Locations 9:30 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Country Store Open 9:00 – 11:00 Herding 101 - Instinct Tests (P) – Near Main Gate 10:00 NAMSS North American Mule Sheep 9:00 – Noon Handspun Skein Contest Society Show – Indoor Arena – Check-in Wonders of Wool Building 1 10:00 Design Challenge – Judging 9:00 – 11:00 Make It With Wool Judging (MIWW) – Activity Center – Board Room – Activity Center 10:00 Open Sheep Shows – Meat & Wool Breeds 10:00 – 1:00 On Display: MSSBA Handknitted – Sale Arena Competition – Goat Barn 9:00 – Noon Will “Ewe” Teach Me to Knit? Kids’ Class On Display: MSSBA Handspun Skein – Wonders of Wool Building 1 Competition – Goat Barn 9:00 – 3:00 Silent Auction – Bidding! – Activity Center 10:00 – 2:00 Skillathon! Youth Session – West Exhibit Building – South End 9:00 – 4:00 Wonders of Wool Fiber Arts Classes (P) Check for class locations at Registration or see 10:00 – 2:00 Handy Shepherd Mini-Classes – Goat Barn Student Packet 10:00 – 3:00 Sheep to Shawl – Demonstrations of Fiber 10:00 Great Lakes Bluefaced Leicester Show Arts – Wonders of Wool Building 1 – Indoor Arena 11:00 Shearing Demonstration – Indoor Arena 10:00 – Noon Scrapie: What, Where & Why? Lab Session West 11:30 & 1:00 Stock Dog Shows – Near Main Gate Exhibit Building Noon Showmanship (Follows Market Lamb Show) 10:00 & 1:00 Shearing Demonstrations – Indoor Arena – Sale Arena & 3:00 Junior Breeding Sheep Shows – Sale Arena 10:00 – 3:00 Adventures with Ma & Pa! – Tent Stage – See Map Design Challenge – View judging results 11:30 & 3:30 Stock Dog Shows – Near Main Gate – Board Room – Activity Center Midwest Shetland Sheep Breeders Show – Sheep Barn Noon 12:30 Cooking With the Chefs! Noon – 5:00 Skillathon! Youth Session – Lamb Cooking Demonstration – Activity Center – West Exhibit Bldg – South End 2:00 Cheese Sampling! – Activity Center 12:30 p.m. Open & Junior Fleece Shows 1:00 Shearing Workshop – Indoor Arena – Silent Auction of fleeces follows 1:00 – 2:00 Shetland Fleece Private Treaty Sale – Goat Barn – West Exhibit Building 2:00 – 3:30 Herding 101 - Instinct Tests (P) 1:00 Consignments Close – Used Equipment Auction – Near Main Gate – Warm-up Arena 2:30 Wisconsin Club Lamb Association Annual Meeting/ Judging – Handspun Skein Competition Awards Presentation – Country Store East – East Exhibit Building – South End 1:00 – 3:00 Herding 101 Instinct Tests (P) – Near Main Gate 3:00 Milking Demonstration – Indoor Arena 1:00 – 4:00 Will “Ewe” Teach Me To Felt? Kids’ Class 3:30 Festival Closes – Wonders of Wool Building 1 – Thanks for coming and have a safe trip home! 2:15 Best of Wisconsin Style Show Mark your calendars for 2011 – September 9-11 – Make It With Wool – Activity Center

Check the website for closed or added Wonders of Wool classes! www.wisconsinsheepandwoolfestival.com

Wonder of Wool—Class Schedule & Instructors

FRIDAY – ALL DAY CLASSES 101 Rug Hooking ................................................................................... Linda Harwood 102 Knitting Basket Tote ..............................................................................Bev Larson 103 Beginner Circular Sock Machine .................................................. Linda Chatterton 104 Natural Dyes – Beyond the Basics .............................................. Stefania Isaacson 105 Slip Stitch Knitting .................................................................................Amy Tyler 106 Knitting – Tips, Tricks & Tools ....................................................... Nancy Shroyer 107 Beginning Spinning (Repeated as Class 205 on Saturday & Class 305 on Sunday) ......................................................Deb Jones 108 Fashionable, Fun, Functional, Funky Needle to Wet Felt Hat ......... Suzanne Higgs 109 Spinning For Socks ...........................................................................Carol Rhoades 110 Inkle Loom Weaving ......................................................................... Cheryl Stegert FRIDAY – MORNING CLASSES 111 Exploring Surface Design/Designer Scarf ......................................Vanessa Kessler 112 Drum Carding – Beyond the Basics .................................................. Carol Wagner 113 Don’t Spare the Air ......................................................................Mary Underwood 114 Weave A Diamond Bag ........................................................................ Jane Grogan 115 Cast-On ...........................................................................................Shirley Mattson 116 Beaded Knitting ......................................................................Melissa (Mo) Brown 117 Twist, Twist, Twist – Why?! ........................................................ Susan McFarland FRIDAY – AFTERNOON CLASSES 118 Intro to Felting: An Exercise..............................................................Mary Wallace 119 Putting On The Dog .....................................................................Mary Underwood 120 Weaving On A Weave-It Loom ............................................................ Jane Grogan 121 Cast Off ...........................................................................................Shirley Mattson 122 Needle Felting A Soft Sculpture Sheep .............................................Danita Doerre 123 Continental Knitting: A Variation On A Theme........................... Galina Khmeleva 124 Felted 3-D Embellishments – What’s That? ..........................................Terry Jones SATURDAY – ALL DAY CLASSES 201 Circular Sock Machine Ribbed Sock ............................................ Linda Chatterton 202 Beyond The Basics: Using The Knitting Machine ........................Rose Ver Vooren 203 Japanese Shibori ......................................................................... Karen Rognsvoog 204 Introduction to Ply-Split Braiding .................................................... Louise French 205 Beginning Spinning (Repeat of Class 107 on Friday & Class 305 on Sunday) .......................Deb Jones 206 Brocading With Card Weaving ......................................................... Cheryl Stegert 207 Sock Options ....................................................................................Carol Rhoades 208 Spinning For A Reason ................................................................Mary Underwood 209 Felted Designer Bag............................................................................. Edie Benusa 210 Estonian Mittens From The Island of Kihnu ....Sandy DeMaster & Mary Germain SATURDAY – MORNING CLASSES 211 Market Basket (4 hours, 8:00 am – Noon).............................................Bev Larson 212 Fashionable, Fun, Functional, Fingerless Mittens (4 hours, 8:00 am – Noon) ............................................................... Suzanne Higgs 213 Dyeing Self Striping Socks .............................................................. Nancy Shroyer 214 Plying For Balanced Yarns ......................................................................Amy Tyler 215 Beautiful Boucle’ ................................................................................ Laurie Boyer 216 Off The Loom Beret............................................................................. Lisa Haskell 217 Buttons, Buttons & More Buttons ............................................. Lynne Bergschultz 218 Wool/Silver/Copper Cuff Bracelet ..................................................Margie Meehan 250 Saori Weaving .....................................................................Chiaki & Dan O’Brien SATURDAY – AFTERNOON CLASSES 219 Fair Isle Knitting 101 ...................................................................... Nancy Shroyer 220 Knit A Beaded Wire Bracelet..................................................... Lynne Bergschultz 221 Plying For Texture ..................................................................................Amy Tyler 222 Slub Fun .............................................................................................. Laurie Boyer 223 Saori Weaving (Repeated as Class 313 Sunday) .................Chiaki & Dan O’Brien 224 Putting It Together ................................................................................... Liz Sutter 225 Handspining – Orenburg Style..................................................... Galina Khmeleva 226 The Amazing Angora Rabbit ............................................................ Nancy Barnett SUNDAY – ALL DAY CLASSES 301 Knitting to Fit/Pattern Adjusting/Designing .................................... Nancy Shroyer 302 Spinning Commercial Yarns ...................................................................Amy Tyler 303 Silk Painting/Wearable Art ......................................................... Karen Rognsvoog 304 Another Dimension to Ply-Splitting Braiding: A Five-Sided Basket ......................................................................... Louise French 305 Beginning Spinning (Repeat of Class 107 & 205) ..................................Deb Jones 306 Rigid Heddle Weaving ...................................................................... Cheryl Stegert 307 Spinning Wisconsin Fine Wools .......................................................Carol Rhoades 308 The Heinz 57 Scarf ......................................................................Mary Underwood 309 Laminate (Nuno) Felt Scarf ...............................................................Mary Wallace SUNDAY – MORNING CLASSES 310 Intro To Soap Making ...................................................................Julie Sonnenberg 311 Painted Skeins – Wild & Crazy Colors .............................................. Carol Wagner 312 Introduction To Flax Spinning ..................................................... Stefania Isaacson 313 Saori Weaving ......................................................................Chiaki & Dan O’Brien 314 Knitting 101 – Colorwork .................................................................. Kathy Krause 315 Combs, Combs, Combs ............................................................... Susan McFarland 316 Philodendron Gourd.......................................................................... Sandy Bulgrin SUNDAY – AFTERNOON CLASSES 317 Intro To Soap Making ...................................................................Julie Sonnenberg 318 Spin Some Bunny ............................................................................. Nancy Barnett 319 Tips & Toes .............................................................................................. Liz Sutter 320 Plan, Design, Embellish .........................................................................Terry Jones 321 Woven Gourd .................................................................................... Sandy Bulgrin 322 Mooshky Madness… aka: Dimensional Knitting Russian Style .................................... Galina Khmeleva


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WSBC presents the

9th Annual Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival September 10-12, 2010 • Jefferson Fair Park, Jefferson For complete details, go to www.wisconsinsheepandwoolfestival.com

Producer Workshops A Popular Destination for Shepherds Following the tradition of the Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival since its inception in 2002, there will be a full complement of educational workshops and clinics available for shepherds of all experience levels at this year’s event. No pre-registration is required for the Producers’ Workshops, which will be presented by educators and producers from throughout Wisconsin’s sheep industry. Admission is charged at the gate for daily attendance; $5 per day or $10 for a weekend pass. Parking and kids eight and under are free.

SATURDAY – SEPTEMBER 11 9:00 a.m. Starting Early: Fetal Programming & Its Implications in Sheep Production Building profitability starts early: Nutrition during gestation has a major, long-term impact on growth and body composition of offspring, which in turn can influence profitability of flocks. Learn what we know about fetal programming and its implications on sheep production. Amy E. Radunz, Beef Cattle Extension Specialist, University of Wisconsin-Madison. The Scrapie Challenge: So Where Are We? Few diseases in the history of the sheep industry have been as disruptive as scrapie; eating up federal and state dollars, closing borders and erasing breeding programs. And no disease has achieved the media and political focus of this errant TSE that is inching slowly toward eradication as the infection rate in the US steadily declines. Doris Olander, DVM, TSE Epidemiologist, USDA/APHIS/VSWI, examines the latest traceability efforts using RFID eartags in SFCP flocks and monitored flocks, demonstrating implants, and discusses sample collection in the quest to control the industry’s most enduring nemesis. 10:00 a.m. Considering Barns: A Virtual Tour Converting an old dairy barn or riding stable, or are you building new? Take a look at how three long-time sheep producers make their buildings work for the bottom line, changes they would have made or plan to make, and some considerations when planning facilities for sheep. Dave Kammel, Professor & Extension Agricultural Engineer, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Ray Antoniewicz, Oregon; Harland Walker, Waterloo; and Warren O’brion, Rio, will discuss how each set of buildings is used and remains flexible with minimal investment. Product Development: Expanding Your Lamb Products for the Future We’ve all met people who have turned up their nose at the smell (or thought) of lamb, so how do we make people happy and build our customer base if we’re direct marketing lamb? Some hints at new products to satisfy the pickiest of customers and get ‘em begging for more, plus new products, meat processing and demonstrating and exploring new flavors will be part of this session. Stacy M. Scramlin PhD, Meat Safety Extension Specialist, University of Wisconsin-Madison. 11:00 a.m. Sure, But Are You Making Any Money?! We hear about “ethnic markets” and $1.50 a pound or higher prices. While these prices get our attention, are we really earning more income over costs in meeting this market segment? The genetics to produce for this market are different than the traditional commodity lamb market, and when we consider the annual cost per ewe, is this a profitable enterprise or just another way to lose money with sheep? Gene Schriefer, Iowa County UWEX Extension Ag Educator and Sheep Producer. 1:00 p.m. Varieties of Legumes & Grasses for Sheep Pastures There are many varieties of legumes and grasses available to plant in pastures or hayfields. While most legumes have been developed in the Midwest, most grass varieties have been developed in other countries and need testing for adaptation to our part of the country. These grasses are as different as a Suffolk and a Shetland. Some varieties of orchardgrass or tall fescue produce most of their growth in the spring, while others have growth distributed more evenly through the season. Making the

right choice can be critical to the success of your pasture program. Dr. Dan Undersander, Professor of Agronomy/ Extension & Research Forage Agronomist, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Direct Marketing of Lamb: Understanding Your Product Understanding what goes into starting and maintaining a direct market lamb business is vital to its long-term success. Understanding carcass composition, value of cuts, processing factors and management practices are key components to developing your market and maintaining product consistency. Stacy M. Scramlin PhD, Meat Safety Extension Specialist, University of Wisconsin-Madison. 1:30 p.m. Bluefaced Leicester Breeders Association Educational Presentations INDOOR ARENA 2:00 p.m. Production Ponderings Long a believer that grass is the key to profitability in maintaining a commercial flock, producer Jim Schultz, Clintonville, WI, will walk listeners through the program that he and his wife Ruth Ann have successfully used to build a sustainable breeding program of 150 pasturelambing ewes and produce marketable feeder and direct market lambs. 4:00 p.m. Sheep Milking Demonstration INDOOR ARENA Wisconsin is a key state in the sheep dairy industry and has led the nation in developing management techniques to increase milk production and to develop new sheep milk products. Claire Mikolayunas, Dairy Sheep Specialist with the Dairy Business Innovation Center, will demonstrate milking of popular dairy breeds of sheep in the Indoor Arena. Sheep provided by the Spooner Research Station, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

SUNDAY – SEPTEMBER 12 9:00 a.m. Value of Superior Genetics We’ve always been told that “superior genetics doesn’t cost – it pays,” and this is true. However, how do you know if that potential ram or ewe replacement has truly superior genetics? Learn how to stack the odds in your favor when selecting for improved performance and reduce the probability of selecting a genetic “dud.” Dave Thomas, Professor of Sheep Genetics & Management, University of Wisconsin-Madison. The Economics of Shearing: Its Management & Your Bottom Line Shearing is a management tool, though all too often that concept is overlooked. Are you stuck in that rut of thinking you have to get the wool off before your ewes lamb? In reality, there can be substantial economic losses for the producer due to poor shearing management decisions. David Kier, Wisconsin shearer, (B.S. Agriculture, University of Arizona) details how shearing affects a ewe’s metabolism and how that ultimately shows up on your bottom line. Take a new look at timing of shearing and multiple management options and get ready to challenge conventional wisdom! 10:00 - Noon “The Perfect Fleece” Wool serves an important and useful function, with its production a year round process, influenced by animal selection, management and environment. The quality of wool produced is dictated by many factors, such as breed, genetics and husbandry and if we are to improve our fleeces, we must learn about fiber traits and characteristics such as follicles, crimp, medullation, kemp, consistency and more. A good selection program is important, along with remembering how many of these traits are heritable. Our rams should possess all the wool qualities and traits that we desire for our flock, and as shepherds, we need to provide the proper husbandry practices to assure flock health and nutrition while controlling contamination. Letty Klein, Sheep Producer/Author/Fleece Judge. This is a two-hour session.

10:00 a.m. Opportunities in Sheep Dairying In the past two decades, Wisconsin has emerged as the leader in the sheep dairy industry, developing management techniques to increase the amount of milk produced and in the development of award-winning products. The state now has fifteen sheep dairy farms, leading the nation in milk production. Claire Mikolayunas, Sheep Dairy Specialist, Dairy Business Innovation Center, will address opportunities for sheep dairying and cover such topics as: where are the primary markets for milk, what level of production can a new producer expect, plus a management overview and the cost of a milking facility. 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Midwest Shetland Sheep Breeders Association ‘Handy Shepherd’ Mini-Classes GOAT BARN (See program schedule posted in Sheep Barn) 12:30 p.m. Cooking With the Chefs! ACTIVITY CENTER Join the Executive Chef Jack Kaestner from the Oconomowoc Lake Club as he prepares several of his favorite recipes using Wisconsin lamb! Chef Jack has a culinary degree from the Culinary Institute of America (Hyde Park, New York), as well as a B.S. in Food Science/ Food Service Administration from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The Oconomowoc Lake Club draws from local, sustainably-grown food for creating the menu and meals for Lake Club Diners. As a special feature this year, Chef Kaestner will be integrating Wisconsin sheep cheeses into this year’s demonstration of easily crafted lamb recipes. 1:00 p.m. Shearing Workshop INDOOR ARENA For anyone interested in shearing standing sheep. Persons inexperienced in standard shearing positions, who have an occasional hard-to-handle animal, or who cannot physically handle their sheep will be interested in this workshop. Demonstrated by David Kier, Sheep Shearer from Eleva, this method will work effectively with trimming stands or other means of restraining a standing animal. In addition, learn basic maintenance such as handpiece setup and adjustment, comb selection, tension, oiling and sharpening blades, as well as how to avoid skin nicks. Breed differences will also be discussed. Anyone, young or old welcome. Bring a camcorder, or pen and notebook! 1:30 p.m. North American Mule Sheep Society Educational Presentations INDOOR ARENA 2:00 p.m. Cheese Sampling! ACTIVITY CENTER Following Cooking With the Chefs!, a cheese sampling session will feature some of Wisconsin’s finest sheep milk cheeses, under the direction of Claire Mikolayunas, Dairy Sheep Specialist with the Dairy Business Innovation Center. Wisconsin is home to award-winning sheep milk cheese, made from both pure sheep milk and mixed milks (cow and goat milk). Come expand your cheese palate and experience the diversity of products available from Wisconsin shepherds and cheese makers! 3:00 p.m. Sheep Milking Demonstration INDOOR ARENA Wisconsin is a key state in the sheep dairy industry and has led the nation in developing management techniques to increase milk production and to develop new sheep milk products. Claire Mikolayunas, Dairy Sheep Specialist with the Dairy Business Innovation Center, will demonstrate milking of popular dairy breeds of sheep in the Indoor Arena. Sheep provided by the Spooner Research Station, University of Wisconsin-Madison.


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Sheep 101 – A Clinic for Beginner Shepherds! Friday – September 10 • Pre-registration Required WEST EXHIBIT BUILDING – Jefferson Fair Park 9:00 a.m. Eye of Newt & Toe of Frog, Wool of Bat & Tongue of Dog… Before you send your woolies out to graze, are there any plants in your pasture that might be poisonous? This session will focus on some common plants in Wisconsin that could present some health concerns if consumed by sheep and where to look if you find a plant you don’t recognize. Gene Schriefer, Iowa County UWEX Ag Educator. 10:00 a.m. The Basics of Feeding Sheep Sheep have different nutritional requirements throughout the year. Learn basic ewe requirements for dry matter and primary nutrients at different stages of production, identify common feeds used by producers and learn to balance ewe rations. Claire Mikolayunas, Dairy Sheep Specialist, Dairy Business Innovation Center. 11:00 a.m. FSA: Resources for Financing & Getting Started Getting started in farming requires money. Financing a sheep operation can be a challenge for both a farm family and lender, so learning how to prepare for a loan and knowing what questions a lender will ask is the first step in getting the money. But Farm Service Agency also has a variety of programs and resources to help sheep producers, including emergency and price support programs. Know the government resources available to agriculture. Laurie Makos, Farm Service Agency Farm Loan Manager. Noon

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1:00 p.m. The Right Carcass for Your Market What market are you aiming for? Selling to the ethnic trade? Selling to a terminal market? Direct sales? Where’s the value in a carcass? Learn carcass traits that can deliver the profits, avoid pitfalls in direct sales and develop your flock for maximum return on meat sales. Jeff Sindelar, Asst. Professor/ ExtensionMeat Specialist, University of WisconsinMadison. 2:00 p.m. Selection of Replacement Ewe & Ram Lambs for a Commercial Flock Commercial sheep producers cannot afford to invest the time and effort necessary for maintenance

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of complete pedigrees and detailed recording of performance for many traits. Learn the minimum set of records needed to develop a commercial flock with greater genetic potential for the traits that make you money. Dave Thomas, Professor of Sheep Genetics & Management, University of WisconsinMadison. 3:00 p.m. Sheep Handling Basics You can handle the sheep or the sheep will handle you. Working a flock in day-to-day management situations means understanding how sheep behave and why, and making efficient use of cost-effective equipment and tools. Todd Taylor, Shepherd, UWMadison, Arlington Sheep Unit. 4:00 p.m. Sheep Milking Demonstration Wisconsin is a key state in the sheep dairy industry and has led the nation in developing management techniques to increase milk production and to develop new sheep milk products. Claire Mikolayunas, Dairy Sheep Specialist with the Dairy Business Innovation Center, will demonstrate milking of popular dairy breeds of sheep in the Indoor Arena. Sheep provided by the Spooner Research Station, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Registration Fee is $60 for the day-long clinic, which includes a Gate Pass if registration is received by: August 21 Register Online! wisconsinsheepandwoolfestival.com or call the Festival Office 608-868-2505 Late Registrations Miss the registration deadline? Check with the Festival office at 608 868-2505 by September 8, or stop at Registration in the lobby of the Activity Center. Admission to the Festival is only $5 per person or $10 for a weekend pass. Camping? Camping permits are available through the Jefferson Fair Park office. Call 920 674-7148 during regular weekday office hours to reserve a campsite. See “Camping.”

Scrapie Lab Session Added to Saturday Program

“Scrapie: What, Where & Why?” – an interactive lab session focusing on one of the major disease issues for the nation’s sheep industry, has been added to the Festival educational program. The session will take place on Saturday from 10:00 until noon at the south end of the West Exhibit Building. The lab is specifically designed to introduce middle and high school students to the nature of a disease that has upended the industry for decades, but is now closer to eradication in much of the country. Doris Olander, DVM and TSE Epidemiologist with USDA/APHIS/VS, will head up the added session.

determined as of January 1, 2010. Overall Sweepstakes scores will be based on a combination of total points from an individual’s four highest scores, with no more than two of those scores from exhibiting breeding animals or market lambs. Cash premiums underwritten by Farm Service Agency will be awarded to the Overall Sweepstakes Winner and additionally two placings in each age category – 1st Place - $75; 2nd Place - $50 and 3rd Place - $25. In addition, each high placing individual in each age category will received an embroidered award sponsored by Profiles Livestock Show Supply & Custom Embroidery. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency makes operating loans of up to $5000 to eligible individual rural youths age 10 through 20 years of age to finance incomeproducing, agriculture-related projects. The project must be of modest size, educational, and initiated, developed and carried out by youths participating in 4-H, FFA or similar organization. The project must be an organized and supervised program of work and must be planned and operated with the assistance of an

organization advisor. In addition, the project must generate sufficient income to repay the loan, providing the youth with practical business and educational experience in agriculture-related skills. Loans may be utilized to purchase livestock, seed, equipment, and supplies; buy, rent or repair needed equipment or tools; or pay operating expenses. The Wisconsin Farm Service Agency will present additional information on its Rural Youth Loans and other loan programs for beginning farmers as part of the Sheep 101 clinic on Friday, September 10, at 11:00 a.m. in the West Exhibit Building. Pre-registration is required for this all-day clinic designed for beginning farmers with an interest in sheep production. For registration information and a complete program, go to the Festival website, www. wisconsinsheepandwoolfestival. com. Persons registering by August 21 will receive a Gate Pass. Late registrations may be accepted. Call 608 868-2505 or stop at the Registration Desk in the lobby of the Activity Center at Jefferson Fair Park the day of the clinic to check for openings.

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GENERAL FESTIVAL INFORMATION All Class & Other Registrations • Wonders of Wool Fiber Arts Classes • Sheep 101 • Herding 101 Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival, LLC Office & Office of the Wisconsin Sheep Breeders Cooperative, Jill Alf, Secretary, 608 868-2505, email wisbc@centurytel.net 7811 Consolidated School Road, Edgerton, WI 53534 All Sheep & Fleece Show Entries Enter all sheep shows online at wisconsinsheepandwoolfestival.com Download fleece show entry form online. No access to a computer? Contact Jill Alf at 608 868-2505 To Receive a Catalog Online at wisconsinsheepand woolfestival.com Or email wisbc@centurytel.net Vendor Information Bob Black rbblack@powercom.net TO VOLUNTEER Jill Alf 608 868-2505 wisbc@centurytel.net CAMPING Jefferson Fair Park (During daily office hours) 920 674-7148 fair@jefferson.wi.us

Camping permits also available at Registration Desk LODGING www.enjoyjeffersoncounty.com On Twitter: www.twitter.com/ JeffersonCounty SHOWS Open & Junior Shows Showmanship Alan Thorson metrohamps@hotmail.com Market Lamb Show John Alf 608 449-0707 alfj@uwplatt.edu Midwest Shetland Sheep Breeders Assn. Show Lori Stephenson 262 966-2021 stephenson@netwurx.net

• Great Lakes Bluefaced Leicester Show • North American Mule Sheep & Bluefaced Leicester • Progeny Show Brenda Lelli 616 837-1872 beechtrfrm@aol.com Open & Junior Fleece Shows Fleece Sales Sally Thomsen 920 755-4558 sthomsen@mishicot.k12.w1.us MAKE IT WITH WOOL Carol Battenberg, State Director 920 699-2233 batten2@tds.net

Education Wonders of Wool Classes Information only: See Class & Other Registrations above Carol Wagner 920 758-2893 hvfarmwoolenmill@lakefield.net To Teach a Wonders of Wool Class Carol Wagner 920 758-2803 Vanessa Kessler 920 565-3587 • Sheep 101 • Shepherds’ Workshops Information Only: See Class & Other Registrations above Ray Antoniewicz 608 835-5553 rayatoz@merr.com Herding 101 Information only: See Class & Other Registrations above Mary Groh marygroh@live.com Hall of Breeds Troy Antoniewicz 608 873-6841 troyaz@merr.com Milking Demonstrations Claire Mikolayunas 608 332-2889 mikolayunas@wisc.edu Shearing Demonstrations David Kier 715 287-3348 Midwest Shetland Sheep Breeders Assn. Handy Shepherd Mini-Classes Chris Greene 815 496-2628 catgre@mtco.com

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COMPETITIONS Handspun Skein Contest Jean Karls jkarls@matcmadison.edu

Sheep Judging Contest Todd Taylor 608 846-5858 toddtaylor@wiscmail.wisc.edu

Photo Contest Jane Metcalf 608 868-3268 tjmetcalf@centurytel.net

Poster Contest Nancy Zernicke 715 584-1093 nzernicke@granitewave.com

Crook & Whistle Stock Dog Trial John Wentz 608 697-3681 john@bigyellowboots.net

Lead Class Kris nelson 608 345-9296 Kristen.Nelson@adeccona.com

• Midwest Shetland Sheep Breeders Assn. • Handspun Shetland Skein Competition • Hand Knitted Shetland Wool Competition Chris Greene 815 496-2628 catgre@mtco.com YOUTH ACTIVITIES Youth Sweepstakes Todd Taylor 608 846-5858 toddtaylor@wiscmail.wisc.edu Skillathon Bernie O’Rourke Borourke2@ansci.wisc.edu

Teach Me to Knit/Felt Jo Winkler-Bley blink88@charter.net AUCTIONS Used Equipment Auction Lynnette Taylor 608 846-9536 taylorsheep@yahoo.com Shepherds’ Auction & Silent Auction Jordan Alf 608 449-1459 alfjo@uwplatt.edu


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Youth Sweepstakes a Major Focus at Jefferson

Encouraging youth attending the Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival to participate in as many educational and exhibition events as possible and to expand their knowledge and proficiency in sheep production is the goal of the Youth Sweepstakes program. Begun several years ago with the emphasis on a skillathon event, the Sweepstakes has now expanded to include a number of activities open to junior exhibitors and participants. Awards are given to reward youth demonstrating proficiency and knowledge across educational and exhibit areas. A major goal of the Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival youth programs is to offer educational experiences that are high quality and will give youth exposure to and prepare them for future competition. The Wisconsin Sheep Breeders Co-op, as sponsor of the Festival, encourages members of 4-H, FFA and other youth groups preparing for district, regional or national competition to attend and participate in any of these events. EVENTS INCLUDED IN THE SWEEPSTAKES Educational: Exhibition: Skillathon Showmanship Judging Contest Jr. Breeding Sheep Poster Contest Market Lambs Lead Class Age Divisions: (Age as of January 1, 2010) Beginners: 8 – 10 Junior: 11 – 13 Intermediate: 14 – 16 Senior: 17 – 19 ENTRY: Any youth who enters any of the events listed above is automatically entered in and eligible for Youth Sweepstakes awards. Be sure to pay close attention to all rules, regulations and participation schedules within each event. SCORING: Individuals are encouraged to compete in any and all of the listed events. Points will be awarded based on participation and placing within each event. Overall points will be determined by a combination of total points from an individual’s 4 highest scores; not more than 2 of those scores may come from exhibiting breeding animals or market lambs. RESULTS: Announced during Junior Supreme Champion Breeding Show Sunday. Cash premiums provided by Wisconsin Farm Service Agency 1st - $75.00 2nd - $50.00 3rd - $25.00 An embroidered award will also be presented by Profiles Show Supplies & Embroidery to the highest placing individual in each age division. Thank you to Sue and Jim Rupnow for their generous support of this event! Youth Sweepstakes is supported through a grant from Wisconsin Farm Service Agency (FSA). Thank you!

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MATC Reunion Held

Over forty people turned out for a reunion of the Madison Area Technical College (MATC) Sheep Production Class at the Rio American Legion Post on April 10. The class was held monthly and ran from 1979 until 2003, one of only two such programs in the Midwest and the result of a cooperative effort between University of Wisconsin-Madison Extension, MATC and the Wisconsin Central Sheep Producers Co-op. Photo by Don Hessler.

Russell Bernstein 1939-2010 Russell John Bernstein, 70, Richland Center, died Tuesday, April 13, 2010, while working on his farm. He was born April 28, 1939 in Janesville, the son of Harold and Dorothy (Laube) Bernstein. Russell attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison, receiving a Bachelor’s Degree in Agricultural Science. On September 14, 1968 he was married to Mary Lee Ross in Richland Center. Russell worked for more than thirty years for the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade & Consumer Protection and also did certification training. He was an avid supporter of Richland County 4-H, supporting youth in every possible way. In addition he supported the Richland County Fairgrounds Improvement and was a founding member of the Wisconsin Working Stock Dog Association, providing invaluable assistance such as clinic sheep, lunch menus and more during its formative years. Russell was also known by many as “The Brat Cooking King!” He was a long-time member of the Wisconsin Sheep Breeders Cooperative. Russell was an active member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, serving at the time of his death as President of the Church Council. While he spent the past ten winters in Florida, he enjoyed his sheep, fishing and his morning coffee at Papa’s Donuts with the guys. Russell is survived by three sons; Arthur (Angie) Bernstein of Viroqua; Charles Bernstein of Mount Horeb; Herman (fiancée Emily Gosda) Bernstein of Richland Center; four grandchildren (Vedarose, Kalerie, Jonathon and Erica); brother Don (Nancy) Bernstein of Milwaukee and sister Karen (Karl) Wirth of New Brunfels, Texas, in addition to many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Russell was preceded in death by his parents and wife Mary. Funeral services were held on Monday, April 19, at St’ John’s Lutheran Church, with Reverend Ken Halstead officiating. Burial followed at Fancy Creek Cemetery. The family suggests memorials in Russell’s name be given to the Richland County Fairground Improvement or to St; John’s Lutheran Church.

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Sam and Pat Wiford, recipients of the 2009 Art Pope Award, were recognized and received the award plaque in East Lansing, Michigan,

at the recent All-American Junior Show. Shown with the Wifords is the Wisconsin contingent of junior exhibitors, parents and supporters.

Beginning Sheep Shearing School The annual Beginning Sheep Shearing School will be held on Saturday and Sunday, December 4 and 5, 2010 at the Sheep Unit, Arlington Agricultural Research Station, Arlington, WI. The school will cover basic shearing skills including sheep handling, shearing positions, wool handling, and equipment care and maintenance. Cost of the school will be $50.00 per participant.

All equipment will be furnished, though participants can bring their own shearing equipment if they wish. Registration includes lunch both days. Lodging is not included, but a list of local hotels will be provided. Please contact Todd Taylor (608-8465858, toddtaylor@wisc.edu) with questions and to obtain registration information. The registration deadline is November 1, 2010,

and enrollment will be limited to the number of students the space can accommodate. The school is organized by the Department of Animal Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Cooperative Extension, University of Wisconsin-Extension; and the Wisconsin Sheep Breeders Cooperative.

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Wisconsin Wool Works! Begins Second Decade It’s an unlikely scenario: A retail booth parked in the center of the Wisconsin State Fair Sheep & Goat Barn, no air conditioning, competing with barn changeovers, humidity and heat, all the while cheek to jowl with exhibitors and their animals. But the Wisconsin Wool Works! has more than survived and starts its eleventh year on August 5. Conceived as a way to merchandise products from Wisconsin fiber arts enthusiasts and small businesses, while promoting the state’s sheep industry at the same time, the Wool Works, as it is known, has also been providing significant income for the Wisconsin Sheep Breeders Co-op. The concept is simple: Consignors provide the products – and the volunteer help – for the booth, while the cooperative pays the rent, taking a percentage of the sales. Manager Carol Black, Columbus, has been at the helm of the Wisconsin Wool Works! since its inception, working with a dedicated group of volunteers who, in addition to manning the booth during the fair, assist with inventory, clean-up and takedown. With hundreds of items on display at any given time, the merchandising challenge is nothing short of daunting. “We took over a space that is less

than four hundred square feet,� Black says, “and that alone is a major hurdle for displays, never mind that the space must also allow for customer flow, even if a person is in a wheelchair.� Black says that on average the WWW! will have thirty five consignors each year, each providing their own niche product, whether it be hand-knitted sweaters or skeins of locally-spun yarn. But it’s a mix that draws customers, many returning year after year and often from out of state. “I’m always amazed to hear from folks who have been coming back for years and that the booth is one of their first stops, or that they wouldn’t miss a trip to the Sheep Barn to see what we have that’s new.� Products made in Wisconsin are highlighted with special tags and customers are often helped in their buying decisions by the very person who made the item being considered Black says that’s as local as a farmers’ market and another reason the booth is so popular. Not all products are Wisconsin-made. Accessory items like kids’ toys, books and some clothing are outsourced, either from out-of-state consignors and small businesses, or, in a taste of reality familiar to any shopper, from overseas. “It’s a fact of life,� Black maintains. “As an example, it’s all but impossible

12th Annual Livestock Show Camp a Success

The 12th Annual Wisconsin Livestock Breeders Junior Livestock Show Camp was held at Wisconsin State Fair Park on June 18-20. Forty five youth from across the state participated in the hands-on learning experience that covered beef, sheep and swine projects. The Wisconsin Livestock Breeders Junior Livestock Show Camp was held June 18-20th at Wisconsin State Fair Park. 45 youth participated in this “handson� livestock learning experience encompassing beef, sheep and swine. Doug Fish, and daughters Holly and Sarah from Randolph, WI were presenters for beef camp, and Al & Candy Schminke of VanHorn, IA were presenters of the swine and sheep camps respectively. Special thanks to the following 2010 show camp sponsors; Blue Ribbon Sale of Champions Foundation, Wisconsin Cattleman’s Association, Wisconsin Sheep Breeders Cooperative, Wisconsin Pork Association, Wisconsin State Fair Park, Wisconsin Lamb/ Pinn-Oak Farm, Equity Livestock Sales, Kent Feed, Kegley’s Show Supply, Nasco, Green County Beef Producers, Friends & Alumni of the Southern Show, Country Fresh Meats, MoorMan’s ShowTec, Rollin Pin Bakery, Rock County Dairy Promotion, and the Dan Brew Memorial.

to find domestically made stuffed toys, one of the most popular of the items on the Wool Works! shelves. We work overtime to find domestic sources and if we can’t find something within the state, we’re forced to look elsewhere.� She further notes that items like commercial wool socks are often made of imported wool but actually knit in the U.S., just another piece of the frustrating

maze that is the global economy. Beginning its second decade, are there changes in store for the Wool Works? Black says that she is hopeful that the retail concept that has proven so successful can eventually include some website merchandising to increase market share well past the fair season. “Year ‘round sales would be a major plus for not only the co-op but for consignors as well,� she

says, but it’s a major step and in the meantime, she is concentrating on another eleven day run in West Allis. The Wisconsin Wool Works! is open every day of the Wisconsin State Fair, which runs from August 5 – 15. For more information, contact Carol Black 920 623-3536 or email carol@ ewesfulgifts.com.

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Contributors Make the Difference!

That was the headline for an article appearing in the 1998 Wisconsin Sheep Industry Conference 20th anniversary commemorative booklet. The industry symposium had reached a major milestone that year and its organizers were justifiably proud of its survival - survival made possible in part by the generous support of many individuals and businesses that contributed both dollars and in-kind donations. After 32 years, what began as a one-day outing in the back of a restaurant on Madison’s East Side now stands as a major event for the sheep industry in the Midwest. That success is testimony to the thousands of hours of volunteer help, the support of statewide educational institutions and yes, the continuing financial generosity of many contributors and donors. Today, the Wisconsin Sheep Breeders Cooperative and the successor to the industry conference, the Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival, remain dependent upon the generosity of scores of individuals and businesses who both contribute and purchase through the Silent and Shepherds’ Auctions held annually at Jefferson. The dollars generated through both activities

go to support four college scholarships, grants to statewide organizations for continuing education activities such as clinics, education of the general public about the sheep industry and its products, Make It With Wool and the co-op’s websites and newsletter. The support is critical: While your cooperative has been fortunate to be the beneficiary of several major educational grants in the past four years, it does not receive checkoff funding. Your support for either or both of the festival auctions will make the difference, just as it has since 1990. The Silent Auction will be held on from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 11. Donations will be accepted at the festival from 9:00 a.m. Friday through 9:00 on Saturday at the Silent Auction table in the Activity Center at the Fair Park. To donate to the Shepherds’ Auction, simply contact Jordan Alf, Auction Coordinator, at 608 449-1459 or email alfjo@uwplatt.edu . The Wisconsin Sheep Breeders Co-op wishes to thank Bob Johnson, Badger Auction Service & Real Estate, Milton, Wisconsin, who has donated his time, clerking staff and auction items to support this fund raising effort.

Wisconsin Livestock Breeders Association Master Stockman Awards The Wisconsin Summer Spectacular Show will be the last chance to apply for the Wisconsin Livestock Breeders Association 2010 Master Stockman Awards. A Master Stockman and runner up will be chosen within each of the beef, sheep and swine species and awarded $750.00 and $500.00 respectively at the state competition in March of

2011. Youth must be exhibitors at either the Wisconsin Spring Preview or the Wisconsin Summer Spectacular Show to be eligible to apply. Award applications can be found at www. wisconsinlivestockbreeders.com, by contacting Executive Director Jill Alf at 608/868-2505, or by emailing alfhamp@centurytel.net.

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Small Ruminant Extension Specialist Hired The University of WisconsinExtension, Cooperative Extension; the University of WisconsinMadison, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, Department of Animal Sciences; and the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (WDATCP) created a new position through joint funding to serve the sheep and goat industries of Wisconsin. These organizations are pleased to announce that Dr. Claire Mikolayunas has been hired into the new position of Small Ruminant Extension Specialist. Claire will provide state-wide educational leadership in sheep and goat production for small ruminant owners and develop programs to improve net farm income in the production of meat and milk from sheep and goats, wool from sheep, and mohair and cashmere from goats. Claire grew up in Maryland and completed a B.S. degree in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell University. She obtained her graduate degrees from UW-Madison with an M.S. degree in Agronomy and Animal Sciences in 2006 and a Ph.D. degree in Animal Sciences in 2010. Her graduate research was focused on nutrition of grazing

dairy ewes and was conducted at the Spooner Agricultural Research Station. She has practical experience in small ruminant production through working on commercial sheep farms, owning her own small dairy sheep flock, and working on a goat dairy farm. She has worked as a program assistant for the Dairy Goat Initiative of WDATCP and is currently employed as the Dairy Sheep

Specialist with the Dairy Business Innovation Center in Wisconsin. Claire served as President of the Dairy Sheep Association of North America in 2008 and 2009. She Will maintain an office in the Department of Animal Sciences on the UW-Madison campus and can be reached at the Animal Science Building, 1675 Observatory Dr., Madison, WI 53706 or mikolayunas@wisc.edu starting Monday, August 2, 2010.

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Junior Division Added to Festival Fleece Show

A new opportunity for junior exhibitors has opened up in the Fleece Show of the Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival. For the first time, exhibitors age 19 and under as of January 1, 2010 can enter fleeces as a Junior Exhibitor by simply providing their age on the fleece entry form that is available on the festival website. All fleeces entered by a junior exhibitor must belong to either the exhibitor or the exhibitorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s immediate family. Fleeces entered should be prepared according to the Fleece Standards as shown on the website or in the festival catalog. If any junior exhibitor needs assistance in preparing a fleece for show, he or she may bring fleece entries to the West Exhibit Building at the Festival between 6:00 and 8:30 p.m. Friday evening or on Saturday morning between 7:30 and 8:30 a.m. Junior exhibitors may also enter fleeces in either or both of the fleece sales, provided proper entry fees have been paid. If there are six or more fleeces entered under Junior Competition, there will be a cash award of $15 given to the highest placing fleece entered by a junior exhibitor, in

addition to any placing the entry receives under open fleece show competition. Junior fleeces will be judged separate of open show entries and all exhibitors may enter fleeces in either or both the Silent Auction held on Saturday following judging from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. or the Private Treaty Sale held on Sunday from 8:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. The Wisconsin Sheep Breeders Cooperative will deduct 10% of the sale price as commission, with settlement made to consignors by September 30. All fleeces offered for sale must be entered in competition. All exhibitors are encouraged to pre-enter fleeces for the show and sales at Jefferson. For an entry form, go the festival website, www. wisconsinsheepandwoolfestival. com. Entry forms are available online only. If an exhibitor does not have access, or cannot access, the website, please contact the Festival office at 608 8682505 to obtain an entry form. Onsite entries will be accepted in the West Exhibit Building on Saturday, September 11, from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Make It With Wool Competition Set

Calling fashion designers of all ages! The Wisconsin Make It With Wool competition will be held in conjunction with the Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival, Saturday, September 11 at Jefferson Fair Park, Jefferson. Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. in the lobby of the Activity Center, with judging set to begin at 9:00 a.m. A Best of Wisconsin Style Show will start at 2:15 in the Activity Center main hall. Entries are due August 21. For entry information, contact Carol Battenberg, MIWW State Director, at 920 699-2233 (home), 920-988-2364 (cell) or email batten2@tds.net. Information on all the MIWW competitions may be found in the WSWF catalog or online at wisconsinsheepandwoolfestival. com.

Used Equipment Auction Popular Festival Event An annual event since the beginning of the Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival, the Used Equipment Auction provides a great opportunity for sheep producers and fiber enthusiasts to buy or sell all types of equipment, including items for the fiber arts, such as feeders, scales, spinning wheels, seeders, electric fencers, trimming stands, carders, water tanks, hand tools; even small farm implements. Items to be consigned to the Used Equipment Auction should be delivered to the Warm-up Arena on the Festival grounds by 1:00 p.m. on sale day, Saturday, September 11. The auction is under the direction of Lynnette Taylor and starts at 2:00 p.m., with Bob Johnson, Badger State Auction, as auctioneer. All items sold must be tagged with sellerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s number and listed on a consignment form. Sellerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s numbers will be assigned by the sale clerk. Consignors will have15% of the gross receipts on all items sold through the auction taken as a commission

by the Wisconsin Sheep Breeders Cooperative. A consignment form may be downloaded from the Festival website and may be returned by mail, fax or emailed to the WSBC office prior to sale day. (Fax 608 868-6200, email wisbc@centurytel.net, or addressed to WSBC Auction, 7811 Consolidated School Road, Edgerton, WI 53534. Consignment forms are also available the day of sale at the Warm-up Arena. Terms are as follows:

â&#x20AC;˘ No pharmaceuticals, vaccines, dewormers, insecticides, paints, herbicides or chemicals of any type accepted as consignments.

â&#x20AC;˘ Sale held indoors.

â&#x20AC;˘ The Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival, Wisconsin Sheep Breeders Co-op and Badger State Auction are not responsible for loss or damage of items consigned or purchased. All purchases become responsibility of buyer at point of sale.

â&#x20AC;˘ Sale commissions go to support Wisconsin Sheep Breeders Coop activities. â&#x20AC;˘ Consignors may elect to donate the entire proceeds from the sale of their items to the WSBC. â&#x20AC;˘ All sales final. â&#x20AC;˘ Items remaining on Festival grounds after 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, September 12, become property of the Wisconsin Sheep Breeders Cooperative. â&#x20AC;˘ All buyers must have a bidderâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s number.

The Wisconsin Livestock Breeders Associations (WLBA) Wisconsin Summer Spectacular Show will be held in Wausau on August 21 at the Marathon County Fairgrounds. The Wisconsin Summer Spectacular will offer youth a last chance before the start of school to exhibit their beef, sheep and swine projects

as well as an opportunity to participate in educational quiz bowl and judging contests. Jackpot awards will be given to the Grand and Reserve Champion Steer and Heifer, the Grand and Reserve Champion Market Lamb and Overall Breeding Sheep, and the Grand and Reserve Champion Overall Hog in the amounts of

2010 Annual Shetland Sheep Show To be held in conjunction with the Wisconsin Sheep and Wool Festival Jefferson Fair Park, Jefferson, Wisconsin Saturday, September 11, 2010 and Sunday, September 12, 2010 JUDGES David Cook from Wakemen, Ohio - Shetland Sheep show, Saturday and Fleece Show, Sunday Sandy Demaster from Jacksonport, WI - Shetland Handknitted Competition on Sunday Becky Utecht from Mora, MN - Shetland Handspun Skein Competition on Sunday

      

â&#x20AC;˘ All items sold as-is â&#x20AC;&#x201C; no warranties, express or implied provided by the Wisconsin Sheep Breeders Co-op or Badger State Auction. â&#x20AC;˘ Items bid back by a consignor will be charged commission on the bid-out price. â&#x20AC;˘ Consignments will be listed as received on the festival website.

Sale Manager Lynnette Taylor may be contacted at 608 846-9536 or email taylorsheep@yahoo. com. Admission to the festival is $5 per day, $10 for a weekend pass. Kids 8 and under are free, and parking is free.

Wisconsin Summer Spectacular Show Deadline July 31

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$200 and $100 respectively. Entries for this show are due July 31. Entry applications and more information can be found on the WLBA website at www. wisconsinlivestockbreeders.com, by contacting Executive Director Jill Alf at 608/868-2505, or by emailing alfhamp@centurytel.net.

Dairy Sheep Symposium Scheduled The 16th Annual Great Lakes Dairy Sheep Symposium will be held during the three full days of November 11-13 2010 at the Ramada Convention Center in downtown Eau Claire, Wisconsin. The symposium will include presentations by dairy sheep producers, sheep milk processors, university scientists, and industry personnel on Thursday and Friday (November 11-12), followed by a bus tour on Saturday, November 13, of a dairy sheep farm, a sheep milk farmstead cheese operation, and the Spooner Agricultural Research Station. The Spooner Station, operated by the University of Wisconsin-Madison, has the only dairy sheep research farm in North America. Final program and registration information will be available on the Dairy Sheep Association of North Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s website www.dsana.org by the end of July. For additional information, contact Claire Mikolayunas, mikolayunas@ wisc.edu or phone 608-332-2889.


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54th Biennial Spooner Sheep Day Spooner Agricultural Research Station of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Spooner, Wisconsin Saturday, August 21, 2010

8:30 a.m.

Registration - Station Headquarters

9:00

Welcome and CALS and Station Updates – Dwight Mueller, Director, Agricultural Research Stations, CALS, UW-Madison and Philip Holman, Superintendent, Spooner Agricultural Research Station

9:15

Wolves, Bears and Coyotes - Depredation Identification, Prevention, and Current Management Practices - David Ruid, Assistant District Supervisor, USDA, Wildlife Services, Rhinelander, WI

10:00

Using Guard Dogs to Decrease Predation Losses – Janet McNally, Sheep Producer, Hinckley, MN

10:30

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Managing a 200 - Ewe Operation Part-Time – Greg Brickner, Sheep Producer, Wonewoc, WI

11:20

Where, When, and at What Weight Should I Sell my Lambs? – David Thomas, Professor, Department of Animal Sciences, UW-Madison

11:55

Presentation of Sheep Industry Award – Rudy Erickson, Sheep Producer, Wilson, Wisconsin

Noon

Lamb Barbecue Lunch – $8.00/adult, $5.00/child under 12

1:00

Demonstrations and Tours of the Sheep Facilities and Pastures: Groups will rotate among stations • Establishment, Longevity and Use of Kura CloverOrchardgrass Pastures – Phil Holman, Agronomist, Spooner Agricultural Research Station • Fencing Options for Pasture Utilization – Randy Cutler, Cutler Fence LLC, Auburndale, WI • Buildings and Facilities for Sheep Management – Yves Berger, Researcher, Spooner Agricultural Research Station

3:00

Adjourn

Attendance at the educational sessions of the Spooner Sheep Day is free. There is a charge for the lamb barbecue lunch. Spooner Sheep Day is sponsored by the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Cooperative Extension of the University of Wisconsin-Extension. For more information, contact Lorraine Toman at the Spooner Agricultural Research Station (phone: 715/635-3735, email: lltoman@facstaff.wisc. edu).

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58th Annual Wisconsin Sheep Breeders Cooperative Bred Ewe and Ewe Lamb Sale Saturday, November 6, 2010 Show – 9 a.m. Youth Judging Contest – 11 a.m. Sale – 1 p.m. Rock County 4-H Fairgrounds, Janesville, Wisconsin Auctioneer: Robert Johnson, Milton, Wisconsin, 608/868-2199 Entry deadline: October 1, 2010 Rules for Entry 1. Sale is open to all paid 2010 members and associate members of the Wisconsin Sheep Breeders Cooperative. Membership fees should accompany entry forms if necessary. 2. Consignors may sell individual ewes or individual ewe lambs. Cull ewes will be sifted from the mature-ewe entries. 3. Each breeder may consign a maximum of 10 head per breed or type. Boer goat entries are accepted. 4. Consignment fee: $20 per individual entry. Proper fees must accompany entries or entries will not be printed in the sale catalog. 5. Sales commission: 11% per individual entry. 6. Age classifications for show order: Mature ewes – Born after September 1, 2005 Yearling ewes – Born after September 1, 2008 Fall ewe lambs – Born after September 1, 2009 Winter ewe lambs – Born after January 1, 2010 Spring ewe lambs- Born after February 15, 2010 7. Sale order within breed or type will be determined with a show the morning of the sale date. 8. A sale catalog will be posted on the WSBC website: www.wisbc.com by October 20th. Additional advertising will appear in The Banner, Wisconsin State Farmer, Country Today/Master Stockman, Midwest Herdsman, Agri-View and Illinois Agri-News. Hard copies of the sale catalog can be requested by contacting Jill Alf at 608/868-2505 or wisbc@centurytel.net. 9. In order to sell, consignor must deliver to the sale clerk on sale day a certificate of registry (if applicable) and a breeding certificate on all bred ewes. Purebred animals without completed registration papers will be sold as commercial animals. 10. Individual health papers indicating freedom of infectious diseases, including foot rot, is required on sale day. Please bring a copy for each individual consignment. All animals must bear a Scrapie ear tag or identification. 11. Entries are due on October 1, 2010. Send entries to: Wisconsin Sheep Breeders Cooperative Jill Alf, Executive Secretary-Treasurer 7811 Consolidated School Road Edgerton, WI 53534 608/868-2505 phone • 608/868-6200 fax • wisbc@centurytel.net 12. Vendors selling sheep equipment/items or organizations selling food at the sale will be required to pay a $25 vendor fee and must be WSBC members. 13. Raffles by organizations other than the WSBC are not allowed. The Wisconsin Sheep Breeders Cooperative will sponsor a junior and senior judging contest for youth at 11 a.m. before the sale. Prizes will be awarded in each division. Please inform your 4-H and FFA members.

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Targhee National Comes to Wisconsin The U.S. Targhee Sheep Association brought its 2010 National Show and Sale to Wisconsin on July 15-17, holding the event at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Arlington Agricultural Research Station, just outside of Arlington, at the stationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Public Events Facility. The show and sale were sponsored by the University of WisconsinMadison Animal Science Department and the Wisconsin Targhee Sheep Association, and cochaired by Todd and Lynnette Taylor, Arlington, and Jeff and Leslie Nevens of Lodi. The Targhee National Junior Show was held Friday morning and was judged by Tim Miller, Tailwind Rambouillets, Beloit, Wisconsin. Nineteen head were exhibited by exhibitors from seven states as distant as Utah and Wyoming. Champion ram honors were taken by Andy Nevens, Lodi, WI, while the Reserve Champion went to Rory Lewis, Reed Point, MI, who also picked up the Champion Ewe ribbon. Reserve Champion Ewe went to Ben Kukowski, Wyarno, WY. In the Junior Showmanship contest, Andy Nevens received the Camp Junior Showman recognition, while Rory Lewis took the Camp Senior Showman spot. Special Long Distance Award went to Brailie Alred, UT. Premier Exhibitor honors went to Caleb Pederson, SD. In a twist on showmanship skills, the Junior Association took nominations to put adults into the ring for the Adult Jackpot Showmanship competition, with Bridget Williams from Wyarno, WY taking the top spot. A dozen adults took to the ring and over $150 in nomination fees were raised for

the Targhee Junior Association. All junior exhibitors were later treated to a tour of the Sassy Cow Creamery, located just outside Sun Prairie, WI. In the second year of the Starter Flock Program, a starter flock consisting of three donated ewes was awarded to Jamie Skinner, Felicity, OH. Jamie received a ewe lamb from Derrell Deneke; a yearling ewe from Von Krosig Family Targhees and a brood ewe from Warren and Judy Nellis. Jamie also received a $300 buyerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s credit from Robert Innis of Wyoming; Montana Sheep Company, Brent and Tracie Roeder, Fort Shaw, MT; and the Wisconsin Targhee Sheep Association. The recipient of the first starter flock, Caleb Pederson, returned to the National Show with nine head exhibited in the junior division. The Open Show was judged by Larry Mrozinski, San Pierre, IN, with sixty head exhibited. The Champion Ram was exhibited by Von Krosig Family Targhees, Riverton, WY, with Reserve Champion and NSIP Champion Ram honors taken by McRae Brothers, Jordan, MT. The Champion Ewe was shown by Rory Lewis, Reed Point, MT, with reserve Champion Ewe exhibited by Glenn High Family, Lexington, OH. The NSIP Champion Ewe was shown by A & J Nevens, Lodi, WI, with the Premier Exhibitor Award going to Kuenzi Family Targhees, Waukesha, WI. The Targhee National Fleece Show was judged by Mary Wallace, Cambridge, WI, with top honors going to the University of Wisconsin-Madison Arlington Sheep Unit. The annual meeting of the U.S.

YEARLING EWE CLASS - The competition was heavy in the yearling open ewe class at the National Targhee Show and sale at Arlington. The show was co-hosted by the University of Wisconsin-Madison Animal Science Department and the Wisconsin Targhee Sheep Association and chaired by Todd and Lynnette Taylor of Arlington and Jeff and Leslie Nevens of Lodi. Targhee Sheep Association saw Jeff Nevens, Lodi, WI elected as Eastern At Large Director, with Darrel Deneke, Brookings, SD re-elected Central Plains Director and association President. Warren Nellis, Gladwin, MI elected association Vice President. Brookings, SD was selected as the host site for the 2011 National Show and Sale at a date to be determined. At the annual banquet, attendees were treated to a slide show of Targhee breed history compiled by the Nevens Family and a slide show by Glenn JR SHOWMANSHIP - The U.S. Targhee Sheep Association and Joann High on their travels brought its 2010 National Show and Sale to the UWto New Zealand and Australia. Madison Arlington Ag Research Station Public Events George Mann, Circle M Targhees, Facility on July 15-17, where young exhibitors from across Fairchild, WI was inducted into the country participated in junior showmanship, judged by Tim Miller of Beloit, WI. the Targhee Hall of Fame. The 2010 National Targhee $2200, while the Reserve and from the Alred Family of Utah. Sheep Association Sale got NSIP Champion Ram of McRae Golden Willows Targhees, off to a good start with the Brothers brought a bid of $1800 WY, sold the Champion Pen of Champion Ram of Von Krosig from Warren and Judy Nellis, Two Yearling Ewes to Charles Family Targhees selling to Darrel MI. The second place ram from Dwight, OH, for $600 each. The Deneke of Brookings, SD for Kuenzi Family Targhees sold for University of Wisconsinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first $1150 to Charles Dwight of OH place fall ewe lamb got a bid of and a Lewis Family yearling went $500 from Bobby and Heidi Hood to the Bill Repperts Family of NE of Illinois, and the high-selling for $1100. The high selling ram spring ewe lamb consigned by lamb was a January entry from Von Krosig Family Targhees was A & J Nevens, which brought purchased by Caleb Pederson, $525 from Von Krosig Family SD, for $325. Targhees. Show sponsors and award The Champion Ewe from donors included United CooperaRory Lewis brought a bid of $500 tive; Ketchamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Sheep Equipment; from mark Pattes, Brookings, SD, Mid-States Wool Growers; while the Reserve Champion Ewe Nasco; Milk Specialties Global from the Glenn High Family went Animal Nutrition; Wisconsin for $550 to Gordon Sammons, Junior Targhee association; A Geneseo, IL. The third place year- & J Nevens Livestock; Todd ling ewe of the High Family was and Lynnette Taylor and George sold to Mark Pattes at $650, while Mann. another Lewis ewe brought $550 Introducing our latest crop of SUFFOLKS WITH MUSCLE MASS. We offer 30 Suffolk ram lambs with eye appeal for the market class. MGR also offers loineye scan data. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t use a ram without knowing that you are making an improvement in the loineyes. MGR has 16 of the top 20 Suffolks in the nation for loineye EPDâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s.

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Wisconsin Hosts National Junior Suffolk Show

Held at the Rock County Fairgrounds, Janesville, over the Fourth of July weekend, the annual National Junior Suffolk Show attracted 96 exhibitors from twenty states. The 320 head of sheep exhibited was the largest number entered in the event's twenty nine year history, with

Wisconsin exhibitors winning the Top Flock Award for the second year in a row. The show is completely run and sponsored by the national junior Suffolk Association.

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Festival Entries Go Online for 2010 Sheep exhibitors are reminded that all 2010 entries for Jefferson should be made online at the Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival website. Festival Chair Bob Black says the move was made to streamline the process and relieve volunteer superintendents of some of the paperwork, with the recordkeeping kept primarily within one office. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Entries and payment information will be automatically forwarded to the WSWF office for processing,â&#x20AC;? Black says, â&#x20AC;&#x153;eliminating a couple of steps we faced in the past.â&#x20AC;? Exhibitors with questions, not comfortable with the new

procedure, or without access to a computer, may request a hard copy of the entry forms by contacting the WSWF office at 608 868-2505 or emailing wisbc@centurytel.net. Fleece exhibitors may download the entry forms from the website and send them with entry fees to the WSWF office at 7811 Consolidated School Road, Edgerton, WI 53534, or bring entry information and fees to the Festival, entering the day of the fleece show. Superintendents for the sheep shows include: Open & Junior Shows, Alan Thorson,

Columbus; Market Lamb Show, John Alf, Edgerton; Midwest Shetland Sheep Assn. Show, Lori Stephenson, Oconomowoc; North American Mule Sheep Society and Great Lakes Bluefaced Leicester Breeders Shows, Brenda Lelli, Coopersville, MI. Superintendent for the Open & Junior Fleece Shows, Sally Thomsen, Mishicot; Midwest Shetland Sheep Breeders Assn. Fleece Show, Chris Greene, Marseilles, IL. For complete details on all shows and activities, go to www. wisconsinsheepandwoolfestival. com.

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Calendar of Events July 31â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Entry Deadline WLBA Summer Spectacular alfhamp@ centurytel.net, 608 868-2505 August 5-15â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Wisconsin State Fair, West Allis, www.wistatefair.com August 5-15â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Wisconsin Wool Works! booth open in Wisconsin State Fair Sheep Barn, Information: Carol Black, Manager â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 920 623-3536 or carol@ewesfulgifts.com August 4-8â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Open Sheep Show, Wisconsin State Fair August 9-12â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Junior Breeding/Market Lamb Shows, Wisconsin State Fair August 20-21â&#x20AC;&#x201D;2nd Annual Wisconsin Summer Spectacular, Marathon County Fair Park, Wausau. www.wisconsinlivestock breeders.com August 21â&#x20AC;&#x201D;54th Biennial Spooner Sheep Day, UW-Madison Spooner Research Station, Spooner, Wisconsin. Contact Lorraine Toman, 715 635-3735 email lltoman@facstaff.wisc.edu August 21â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Deadline â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Wonders of Wool Class Registrations & Sheep Show, Entries. Register or enter by this date to receive free gate passes. Register/Enter online - www.wisconsinsheepand woolfestival.com August 21â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Deadline â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Wisconsin Make It With Wool Entries. Download entry form at www.wisconsinsheepandwoolfestival.com or contact State MIWW Director Carol Battenberg at 920 699-2233, email batten2@tds.net Sept. 10-12â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival, Jefferson Fair Park, Jefferson. For all information at www.wisconsinsheepandwool festival.com Sept. 10â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Sheep 101, Beginnersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Clinic, Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival, Registration required: Online at www.wisconsin sheepandwoolfestival.com or 608 868-2505 for late registrations. Sept. 11â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Used Equipment Auction, sponsored by Wisconsin Sheep Breeders Co-op. 2:00 p.m., Warm-up Arena at Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival, Jefferson Fair Park, Jefferson. To consign, contact Lynnette Taylor, 608 846-9536 email: taylorsheep@yahoo.com or www.wisconsinsheepandwoolfestival.com Sept. 18â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Badger Production Sale, Public Events Facility University of Wisconsin-Madison, Arlington Ag Research Station, Arlington, WI. Contact: Todd Taylor 608 846-5858 toddtaylor@wisc.edu, website: www.badgerproductionsale.com

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Sept. 24â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Advertising Deadline â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Fall Issue, Wisconsin Shepherd. Contact Kelli Gunderson, 815 821-5905 or robkelgundy@yahoo. com (Mailing date Oct. 6) October 1â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Entries Due â&#x20AC;&#x201C; WSBC Bred Ewe Sale. Contact 608 8682505 or wisbc@centurytel.net November 6â&#x20AC;&#x201D;WSBC Bred Ewe Sale, Rock County Fairgrounds, Janesville. Show 9:00 a.m., Youth Judging Contest 11:00 a.m., Sale 1:00 p.m. Contact: Jill Alf, 608 868-2505 or wisbc@centurytel.net

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