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A Publication of the Wisconsin Sheep Breeders Cooperative

Fall 2011 Volume 23, Number 4

Steady Growth Seen as Festival Celebrates Ten Years Clearing the ten year mark, the Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival experienced steady growth when close to seven thousand fiber enthusiasts, producers, educators, sheep exhibitors, stock dog handlers and the general public converged on Jefferson Fair Park in early September. The Wonders of Wool fiber arts classes saw a solid ten percent upswing in registrations as students from as far away as Alaska signed on for a selection of classes that included everything from broom making to felting. The fiber arts have been a primary draw to the festival throughout its history and a major source of income for the event. With sixty

eight separate classes offered this year, Jefferson has become a major player in the world of fiber festivals and a must-see for fiber enthusiasts across the Upper Midwest. Also experiencing a solid upturn in numbers, the seven sheep shows—with as many judges—ran through more than 650 entries over a two-day period. Three judges from the UK helped to sort the entries in the Midwest Shetland, Mule and Blue-Faced Leicester shows, while the festival hosted the National Natural Colored Wool Growers Show for the first time. Over ninety market lambs competed in a show that had raised the premium bar by

offering a jackpot of $500 for the champion lamb. Calvin Reilly of Shullsburg, WI took home the champion market honors, while Reid Suddeth of Mineral Point exhibited the reserve champion market lamb for a premium of $250. The Country Store was as busy as ever, with 121 vendors from sixteen states vying for the attention—and dollars—of shoppers whose selection ranged from toy lambs to drop spindles; hooked rugs to hand cream. The 2012 Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival will be held on September 7-9 at Jefferson Fair Park.

Wisconsin Wool Works! Sets Sales Record Thanks in large part to a complete remodeling of its sales space in the Sheep & Goat Barn at the Wisconsin State Fair, the Wisconsin Wool Works! chalked up record sales as it closed out its eleventh year. While the weather played a major role, handing the fair near perfect temperatures over the eleven-day run, the increased visibility of the retail space and a better traffic flow was a game changer for sales, reports WWW Manager Carol Black. “Being able to move merchandise out into the newly fenced entry area was a huge help in attracting attention,” Black says, adding “Having a new main entrance also gave us visibility we never had in the past.” The Wisconsin State Fair started the ball rolling by offering to open up the east wall of the retail space and provide new doors which were installed in July. The fair also rewired the booth to bring it up to code and provide new outlets for lighting and ventilation fans. In turn, the Wisconsin Sheep Breeders Coop purchased some used display units, built a new checkout counter and added a rolling display for pelts. New banners, benches and a white fence to enclose the See WWW on Page 2

CONTEST WINNER - “Two Sheep - Two Trees“ is the title of the grand-prize winning photograph in the Wisconsin Sheep Breeders Cooperative’s annual photo contest. LeeAnne Richert of Cable was the winning photographer. Contest winners were selected by Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival visitors, who voted for their favorite photos. As grand-prize winner, Richert received a $50 gift card for photo services from Woodman’s Markets.

“Two Sheep - Two Trees” Wins WSBC Photo Contest

The new look of the Wisconsin Wool Works! booth at the 2011 Wisconsin State Fair was a major factor in boosting sales to record levels. In addition to investing in improvements for the Wool Works, the state fair added a hall of breeds display and provided popular shearing demonstrations during the open sheep shows. Photo by The Banner Magazine

Barb Schickel, Mineral Point, was one of numerous Wisconsin Wool Works! consignors on hand to help shoppers during the three days of the Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival’s run at Jefferson Fair Park in early September. Photo by Linda Derrickson

Jefferson—A scenic photograph showing two sheep reaching for the bottom branches of two trees in a wintry setting was voted the grandprize winner in the Wisconsin Sheep Breeders Cooperative’s annual photo contest. The photograph, called “Two Sheep—Two Trees,” received the most votes from people attending the Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival here recently. LeeAnne Richert of Cable, the winning photographer, won a $50 gift card for photo-processing services from Woodman’s Markets, based in Janesville. Eleven-year-old Stephanie Wilson of Dodgeville earned a $50 cash prize from The Country Today, based in Eau Claire, for having the photograph with the greatest number of votes in the Photo Taken by a Youth category. Her digitally enhanced photo was entitled “Friends” and showed a young girl hand-feeding two sheep. Wilson also earned second place in the same category with her photo called “Fairy and her Flock.” An untitled photo by Blake Johnson, 11, of Boyd placed third in the Youth category.

In the Kids and Sheep category, “Best Buds” by Jean Seeger of Ogdensburg took top honors, followed by “Lambie, Why Won’t You Play With Me?” by Mary Kretzchmar of Calodenia, Minn., and “City Meets Country” by Geri Kucera of Elmhurst, Ill. “Who’s the Boss?” by Sarah Pully of Ashland took first place in the Any Other Sheep and Wool Photo category, followed by “Warmth and Peace” by Austin Retzlaff of Lena and “Bear Creek Sheep Station” by Seeger. In the Just Lambs category, Seeger’s “I See You” photo took top honors, followed by “Lambies in Their Jammies” by Richert. In WSBC’s people’s-choice photo contest, Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival visitors had the opportunity to vote for their four favorite photographs. The photograph receiving the most over-all votes was named the grand-prize winner. In addition to prizes awarded by Woodman’s and The Country Today, contest finalists received premiums based on the number of entries in the annual contest.


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Notes from the President’s Pen As Sue Sees It: I sure hope you didn’t miss them! The Wisconsin State Fair and the Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival. The State Fair was a fabulous event with temperatures that we usually only dream of in August. We are grateful to the fair for the enhancements we were able to make to the Wisconsin Wool Works booth. The changes did exactly what we had hoped they would. More people shopping AND buying. Thanks to everyone who was involved in making the changes possible and those who worked the booth for the best 11 days of summer. In addition, there were new educational features in the Sheep Barn to draw fairgoers to our little corner of the world. The festival was also graced with fabulous weather and count­ less opportunities to learn, show, shop and eat. Again there is just no way to say a proper thank you to those who volunteer hundreds of hours to make it all possible. It is truly a remarkable event. And if you were a visitor, our thanks go out to you also. Congratulations to the youth

who received scholarships and to the youth who participated in the skill-a-thon and all of those who exhibited their sheep at the state fair and festival. Please, don’t forget that we have the Wisconsin Bred Ewe sale coming up on November 5th in Janesville. All of the information, including entry forms can be found on our website. Consignors and bidders are needed. At the risk of sounding like a broken record, I want to sincerely thank those who are working to keep this great tradition going. Your WSBC Board of Directors has been working like many energizer bunnies. They, along with Bob & Carol Black heading up the Wool Works and Festival, and Jill Alf holding us all together, have made this an unbelievable year. Just one more thing: On behalf of the board and over 200 members throughout Wisconsin and across the Upper Midwest, I want to invite you to join the Wisconsin Sheep Breeders Cooperative! Come have fun with

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us as we strive to make each year better for everyone involved in the sheep, wool and fiber industries. We truly do have fun working together, and getting to know new people with similar interests. And if you would be interested in serving on the board, please let Jill know so she can put you on the ballot for next year. The more hands we have, the more we can do. See you at the Bred Ewe Sale! Sincerely, Sue Rupnow President, Wisconsin Sheep Breeders Cooperative

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2011 YOUTH SWEEPSTAKES RESULTS Almost eighty youth took part in the Youth Sweepstakes at the 2011 Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival., where scores from seven separate competitions are combined for points toward cash awards in four age categories. This year’s winners are: Senior Division 17 – 19 Jenna Langer - $75 • Emily Petzel - $50 • Ryan Bingen - $25 Intermediate Division 14 – 16 Haley Yunker - $75 • Jessica Alf - $50 • Clifton McClintock - $25 Junior Division 11 – 13 Anne Schultz - $75 • Hannah Taylor - $50 • Auretta Wittkopf - $25 Beginner Division 8 – 10 Blake Johnson - $75 • Carson Lobdell - $50 • Tyler Johnson - $25 The Youth Sweepstakes is supported by the Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival in cooperation with the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Animal Sciences Department and University of Wisconsin Extension.

The next generation of fiber enthusiasts! Over forty kids took part in the Wool Ewe Teach Me? fiber arts classes at the Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival this year, learning the traditional skills of knitting, felting and dyeing yarns. Since its beginning, the popular program has been headed up by Jo Winkler-Bley, Cottage grove, and Ruth Schriefer, Dodgeville.

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 Secretary-Treasurer, WSBC, 7811 Consolidated School Road, Edgerton, WI 53534; 608-868-2505 or wisbc@centurytel.net. 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 S  ue Rupnow: Wausau, 715-675-6894, profshowsupply@aol.com Vice President L aura Meyer, 920-206-8445, tractorgirl76@hotmail.com  roy Antoniewicz, Stoughton, 608-873-6841,troyaz@merr.com T 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 Todd Taylor, Arlington, 608-846-9536, taylorsheep@msn.com Alan Thorson, 920-344-1235, metrohamps@hotmail.com

WWW continued from page 1 new entrance capped off the new look. The Spindle & Dyepot Guild, the Greater Milwaukee Knitters Guild, along with volunteers working at the Wool Works booth, provided ongoing demonstrations of traditional fiber arts, such as knitting, spinning and weaving. In an effort to grow the educational experience for fairgoers, the state fair scheduled four-a-day demonstrations of sheep shearing by David Kier during the open sheep shows. The shearing drew instant crowds and was reported to be one of the top ten things people came to the fair to see. Over fifty separate businesses and fiber artists were represented in the Wisconsin Wool Works! this year. Anyone interested in consigning should contact Carol Black at 920 623-3536 or email her at carol@ewesfulgifts.com. © 2011 Badgerland Financial, ACA

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2011 Bred Ewe Sale – An Opportunity to Consider On November 5th, the Wisconsin Sheep Breeders Cooperative will re-establish a 58 year old tradition by hosting the Bred Ewe Sale in Janesville. A shortage of entries resulted in the cancellation of the 2010 sale but the sale organizers are optimistic that the number and quality of entries for this year will result in a strong sale. The goal of the Bred Ewe Sale since its conception has been to provide a venue for Co-op members to market their sheep. A special focus has been on buyers, especially youth, who want to establish, grow, or improve their breeding programs. To encourage breeders to consign, commission charges have been lowered and fees on no sales eliminated. At the time of writing this article, entries are still over a week from deadline and cannot be guaranteed, but contacts made indicate a renewed interest. The strength of the present lamb market has had a significant impact on consignment sales. When a lamb can bring over two hundred and fifty dollars at market, it is a financial disadvantage to sell that same animal for even three hundred dollars at a sale

where commission and other sale expenses are incurred. Buyers need to expect to pay more than in our previous sales where the sale averages have been around three hundred dollars. Buyers at most sales have recognized the increased value and are bidding higher. Realistically, a bred ewe with twins, bought for five hundred dollars can return her value in her first year even if the lambs are marketed. If that same ewe produces twin ewe lambs that stay in your flock as breeding stock or your fair market lambs, her value is much higher. This is an opportunity to add two generations of quality genetics as many of these ewes are bred to the consignor’s best sires. Consignors have been asked to share their better genetics. Some plan to consign animals from their show flocks and others have talked of parting with animals that they could easily retain in their flocks. The last important element in maintaining the Bred Ewe Sale as a viable venue is the need for buyers who will attend and take advantage of the value being offered. The sale committee considered changing to an on-line sale but

felt a traditional auction was still the best venue. However, they did decide to allow consignors to include pictures of their entries if they wanted. These pictures, along with all entry information will be available for viewing at www.wisbc.com. Anyone wanting a printed copy of the sale offering should request one from Executive Secretary, Jill Alf, 7811 Consolidated Rd., Edgerton, WI 53534 or 608-8682505. Anyone who cannot attend the sale, but would like to submit a mail bid should contact Jill Alf or Steve Bingen, Sale Committee Chairman at 262-388-3324. The sale is held at the Rock County Fair Grounds in Janesville, WI. A show to establish a sale order will commence at 9:00. At 11:00 we will hold a youth judging contest with prizes for winners. Sale time is 1:00

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Eweniversity – Winter 2012

Come to a Eweniversity! The University of WisconsinExtension will hold a 6-week educational program for commercial sheep production from mid-February to March. The pilot course will be held one weekday evening per week from 6:00-9:00 pm at the Iowa County Health and Human Services Building in Dodgeville (final dates will be determined soon). Additional courses may be held in other parts of Wisconsin in future years. The course will cover topics related to commercial sheep production, including breed selection, animal health, lambing management, flock nutrition, marketing opportunities, and economic analysis. This hands-on course will include a farm visit and practical exercises for new

and experienced shepherds. In addition to the 6-week program, students will be invited to summer follow-up meetings at sheep production facilities, such as pasture walks and processing facilities. The course will be limited to 25 participants. A registration fee of $65 will be charged if registered by February 10. After this date, registration will be accepted for a fee of $80. Course details will be posted by November 1 on the following websites: http:// fyi.uwex.edu/wisheepandgoat/ and http://iowa.uwex.edu/ For more information, contact Claire Mikolayunas at mikolayunas@ wisc.edu or 608-890-3802 or Gene Schreifer at gene.schriefer@ces. uwex.edu.

Stay Up-to-Date On-Line Keep on top of sheep industry issues and news by visiting the new Wisconsin Sheep Breeders Cooperative website. Same old address, but a whole new look! Look for past and current issues of the Wisconsin Shepherd, a calendar of events, classified ads, links and much more at www.wisbc.com.

Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival 2011 Market Lamb Show Results Any Other Breed • Class 1 1 – Ainsley Balfanz – Champion AOB 120# 2 – Grace Peterson Reserve Champion AOB 147# Hampshire • Class 2 • 124-136# 1 – Calvin Reilly – Reserve Champion Hampshire 124# 2 – Jed Dallas 3 – Sara Johnson 4 – Clint Dallas 5 – Ainsley Balfanz 6 – Colin Novak 7 – Ty Thorson Hampshire • Class 3 • 140-150# 1 – Reid Suddeth – Champion Hampshire 145# 2 – Calvin Reilly 3 – Cassidy Galindo 4 – David Williams 5 – Jason Johnson 6 – Craig Green 7 – Aly Dallas 8 – Ainsley Balfanz 9 – Emilee Morrow Natural Colored • Class 4 • 118128# 1 – Katelyn Schmoll 2 – Brannt Balfanz

3 – Malorie Schmoll 4 – Martha Steffes 5 – Jonathon Doll Natural Colored • Class 5 • 139143# 1 – Calvin Reilly – Champion Natural Colored 143# 2 – Clint Dallas 3 – Brannt Balfanz 4 – Crystal Novak 5 – Alicia Treml 6 – Jillian Bingen Natural Colored • Class 6 • 145158# 1 – Craig Green – Reserve Champion Natural Colored 158# 2 – Audrey Galindo 3 – Sara Johnson 4 – Lindsey Coddington 5 – Emilee Morrow 6 – Kailen Smerchek Southdown • Class 7 • 116-133# 1 – MB Genetics – Champion Southdown 129# 2 – MB Genetics – Reserve Champion Southdown 126# 3 – Brady Meudt 4 – Casey Lobdell

5 – Hannah Taylor 6 – Courtney Lobdell 7 – Kirsten Kohlman Suffolk • Class 8 • 122-135# 1 – Calvin Reilly – Reserve Champion Suffolk 134# 2 – Boone Schmitz 3 – Ryan Bingen 4 – Lauren May 5 – Grace Peterson 6 – Crystal Novak 7 – Kailen Smerchek 8 – Emily Petzel Suffolk • Class 9 • 141-157# 1 – Jacee Johnson – Champion Suffolk 155# 2 – Alicia Treml 3 – Aly Dallas 4 – Shelly Ace 5 – Kailen Smerchek Crossbred • Class 10 • 118-128# 1 – Calvin Reilly 2 – Reid Suddeth 3 – Brady Meudt 4 – Brooke Ace 5 – Kirsten Kohlman 6 – Colin Novak 7 – Corey Bonde

Crossbred • Class 11 • 133-144# 1 – Sara Johnson 2 – Reid Suddeth 3 – Clint Dallas 4 – Ty Thorson 5 – Tucker Peterson 6 – Alicia Treml 7 – Katelyn Schmoll Crossbred • Class 12 • 144–149# 1 – Calvin Reilly – Champion Crossbred 148# 2 – Craig Green – Reserve Champion Crossbred 149#

3 – Crystal Novak 4 – Jed Dallas 5 – Aly Dallas 6 – Katherine Newhouse 7 – Allyson Bonde Crossbred • Class 13 • 153–158# 1 – Haley Yunker 2 – Jed Dallas 3 – Lindsey Coddington 4 – Malorie Schmoll 5 – Anna Luetschwager Special Showmanship Awards sponsored by EDJE Technologies

Wisconsin Sheep Breeders Cooperative BRED EWE & LAMB SALE Saturday, November 5, 2011 ROCK COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS Janesville, Wisconsin

A Hampshire lamb weighing in at 145 pounds and exhibited by Reid Suddeth, Mineral Point, WI, captured the overall Reserve Champion ribbon at the Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival Market Lamb Show along with a check for $250.

Calvin Reilly, Shullsburg, WI, took the overall Champion honors and a check for $500 in the 2011 Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival Market Lamb Show with his 148 pound Crossbred lamb. Over ninety lambs competed in the show under judge Kalen Poe.

Show: 9:00 Youth Judging Contest: 11:00 Sale: 1:00 To view the catalog go to the WSBC website at www.wisbc.com


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2011 Wisconsin Sheep and Wool Festival Junior Class Sheep Shows Meat Division Judge: Sarah Evans

Yearling Ewe 1 Dylan R. Klug

Dorper Yearling Ram 1 Bria Larson

Winter Ewe Lamb 1 Jessica Alf 2 Dylan R. Klug 3 Casie Wiese

Winter Ram Lamb 1 Carson Lobdell Grand Champion Ram: Bria Larson (Yearling) Res. Grand Champion Ram: Carson Lobdell (Winter) Fall Ewe Lamb 1 Carson Lobdell Grand Champion Ewe: Carson Lobdell (Fall Ewe Lamb) Dorset Fall Ram Lamb 1 Elizabeth Harnack Winter Ram Lamb 1 Jenny Langer Grand Champion Ram: Elizabeth Harnack (Fall Ram Lamb) Res. Grand Champion Ram: Jenny Langer ( Winter Ram Lamb) Yearling Ewe 1 Jenny Langer Fall Ewe Lamb 1 Ryan Harnack 2 Jenny Langer Winter Ewe Lamb 1 Kurth Wittkopf 2 Auretta Wittkopf 3 Jenny Langer 4 Jenny Langer Grand Champion Ewe: Ryan Harnack (Fall Ewe Lamb) Res. Grand Champion Ewe: Kurth Wittkopf (Winter Ewe Lamb) Hampshire Winter Ram Lamb 1 Jessica Alf 2 Novak

Spring Ewe Lamb 1 Jessica Alf 2 Dylan R. Klug 3 Kelly Krause Grand Champion Ewe: Jessica Alf (Spring Ewe Lamb) Res. Grand Champion Ewe: Jessica Alf (Winter Ewe Lamb) Oxford Yearling Ewe 2 Jillian Bingen 1 Ryan Bingen Fall Ewe Lamb 1 Ryan Bingen Spring Ewe Lamb 1 Jillian Bingen Grand Champion Ewe: Ryan Bingen (Yearling Ewe) Res. Grand Champion Ewe: Jillian Bingen (Spring Ewe lamb) Shropshire Yearling Ram 1 Anne Schulze Grand Champion Ram: Anne Schulze (Yearling Ram) Yearling Ewe 1 Emily Petzel Winter Ewe Lamb 1 Emily Petzel Spring Ewe Lamb 1 Emily Petzel Grand Champion Ewe: Emily Petzel (Yearling Ewe) Res. Grand Champion Ewe: Emily Petzel (Winter Ewe Lamb)

Spring Ram Lamb 1 Dylan R. Klug

Southdown Yearling Ram 1 Clifton McClintock

Grand Champion Ram: Jessica Alf (Spring Ram lamb)

Fall Ram Lamb 1 Hannah Taylor

Res. Grand Champion Ram: Dylan Klug (Spring Ram Lamb)

Winter Ram Lamb 1 Clifton McClintock

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Spring Ram Lamb 1 Kirsten Kohlman 2 Clifton McClintock 3 Hayden Taylor Grand Champion Ram: Kirsten Kohlman (Spring Ram Lamb)

Spring Ewe Lamb 1 Lauren Ace 2 Victoria Arnevik 3 Katherine Newhouse 4 Anna M. Luetschwager 5 Mariah Richardson

Res. Grand Champion Ram: Clifton McClintock ( Winter Ram Lamb)

Grand Champion Ewe: Lauren Ace (Yearling Ewe)Res.

Yearling Ewe 1 Jenna Langer 2 Brandt Spilde 3 Carson Lobdell 4 Clifton McClintock 5 Dylan R. Klug 6 Dathon Smercheck

Grand Champion Ewe: Lauren Ace (Spring Ewe Lamb) Texel Yearling Ewe 1 Bria Larson

Fall Ewe Lamb 1 Jenna Lange 2 Kelsi Smerchek 3 Casey Lobdell 4 Haley Yunker 5 Courtney Lobdell 6 Kirsten Kohlman Winter Ewe Lamb 1 Clifton McClintock 2 Casey Lobdell 3 Kailen Smerchek 4 Carson Lobdell 5 Courtney Lobdell 6 Samantha White 7 Riley Stern 8 Hannah Taylor 9 Liz Auby 10 Hayden Taylor Spring Ewe Lamb 1 Clifton McClintock 2 Beckett Spilde 3 Samantha White 4 Casey Lobdell 5 Kailen Smerchek 6 Haley Yunker 7 Dylan R. Klug 8 Courtney Lobdell 9 Liz Auby 10 Hannah Taylor

Res. Grand Champion Ewe: Brandt Spilde (Yearling Ewe) Suffolk Yearling Ram 1 Lauren Ace 2 Austin Broehm Winter Ram Lamb 1 Lauren Ace 2 Jake Broehm 3 Katherine Newhouse Spring Ram Lamb 1 Lauren Ace 2 Cole Damman Grand Champion Ram: Lauren Ace (Spring Ram Lamb) Res. Grand Champion Ram: Lauren Ace (Yearling Ram) Yearling Ewe 1 Lauren Ace 2 Lauren Ace 3 Victoria Arnevik 4 Cole Damman 5 Jake Broehm 6 Katherine Newhouse 7 Austin Broehm 1

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Winter Ewe Lamb 1 Cody Damman 2 Lauren Ace 3 Cole Damman 4 Jake Broehm 5 Austin Broehm

Reserve Champion Ram: Tyler Johnson (Spring Ram Lamb) Yearling Ewe 1 Blake Johnson 2 Tyler Johnson Spring Ewe Lamb 1 Blake Johnson Tyler Johnson

Grand Champion Ewe: Bria Larson (Yearling Ewe)

Grand Champion Ewe: Blake Johnson (Yearling Ewe)

Tunis Yearling Ram 1 Crystal Novak

Reserve Champion Ewe: Blake Johnson (Spring Ewe Lamb)

Grand Champion Ram: Crystal Novak (yearling Ram)

Border Leicester Winter Ram Lamb 1 Auretta Wittkopf

Yearling Ewe 1 Avery Spilde

Spring Ram Lamb 1 Kevin Kitchen

Grand Champion Ewe: Avery Spilde (Yearling Ewe)

Grand Champion Ram: Auretta Wittkopf (Yearling Ram)

Wether-Type Yearling Ewe 1 Lauren Ace 2 Lauren Ace 3 Brooke Ace 4 Austin Broehm 5 Jake Broehm 6 Jarrod Broehm

Reserve Champion Ram: Alan Woller (Spring Ram Lamb)

Spring Ewe Lamb 1 Lauren Ace 2 Ryan Bingen 3 Brannt Balfanz 4 Clint Dallas 5 Austin Broehm 6 Ainsley Balfanz 7 Jake Broehm 8 Emily Petzel 9 Jed Dallas 10 Novak 11 Jarrod Broehm 12 Lindsey Coddington 13 Katherine Newhouse 14 Shelly Ace 15 Morgan Wollin 16 Sam Nehls 17 Jessica Taylor 18 Novak Grand Champion Ewe: Lauren Ace (Spring Ewe Lamb) Res. Grand Champion Ewe: Ryan Bingen (Spring Ewe lamb) Surpreme Champion Ram: Jessica Alf (Hampshire)

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Grand Champion Ram: Nicole Schulze (Yearling Ram)

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Winter Ewe Lamb 1 Lauren Ace 2 Aly Dallas 3 Novak 4 Haley Yunker 5 Venessa Roberts 6 Jake Broehm 7 Brooke Roberts 8 Jarrod Broehm 9 Austin Broehm

Grand Champion Ewe: Jenna Langer (Yearling Ewe)

Spring Ram Lamb 1 Tyler Johnson

Yearling Ewe 1 Auretta Wittkopf 2 Nicole Schulze Spring Ewe Lamb 1 Kevin Kitchen 2 Alan Woller 3 Alan Woller 4 Nicole Schulze Grand Champion Ewe: Auretta Wittkopf ( Yearling Ewe) Reserve Champion Ewe: Nicole Schulze (Yearling Ewe) Leicester Longwool Spring Ram Lamb 1 Anne Schulze 2 Anne Schulze Grand Champion Ram: Anne Schulze (Spring Ram Lamb) Reserve Champion Ram: Anne Schulze (Spring Ram Lamb) Spring Ewe Lamb 1 Anne Schulze Grand Champion Ewe: Anne Schulze (Spring Ewe Lamb) Columbia Yearling Ram 1 Alec Baumer Winter Ram Lamb 1 Jessica Taylor 2 Alyssa Baumer Spring Ram Lamb 1 Justin Taylor Grand Champion Ram: Alec Baumer (Yearling Ram) Reserve Champion Ram: Jessica Taylor (Winter Ram Lamb)

Reserve Supreme Champion Ram: Elizabeth Harnack (Dorset)

Yearling Ewe 1 Alyssa Baumer 2 Alec Baumer 3 Jessica Taylor

Surpreme Champion Ewe: Lauren Ace (Suffolk)

Fall Ewe Lamb 1 Alec Baumer

Reserve Supreme Champion Ewe: Lauren Ace (Wether Type)

Winter Ewe Lamb 1 Alyssa Baumer 2 Jessica Taylor 3 Justin Taylor

Wool Division Judge: Judy Moore Bluefaced Leicester Yearling Ram 1 Nicole Schulze

Spring Ewe Lamb 1 Alec Baumer 2 Alyssa Baumer Grand Champion Ewe: Alyssa Baumer (Yearling Ewe) Reserve Champion Ewe: Alyssa Baumer (Winter Ewe Lamb) Icelandic Spring Ram Lamb 1 Sundara Link

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Grand Champion Ram: Sundara Link (Spring Ram Lamb) Spring Ewe Lamb 1 Sundara Link Grand Champion Ewe: Sundara Link (Spring Ewe Lamb) Lincoln Yearling Ewe 1 Haley Yunker Winter Ewe Lamb 1 Haley Yunker Grand Champion Ewe: Haley Yunker (Yearling Ewe) Reserve Champion Ewe: Haley Yunker (Winter Ewe Lamb) Shetland Winter Ram Lamb 1 Christian Reisetter 2 Christian Reisetter

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Junior Show continued from page 4

Supreme Champion Ram, Junior Meat Breeds, Hampshire shown by Jessica Alf, Edgerton, WI

Supreme Champion Ewe, Junior Meat Breeds, Suffolk shown by Lauren Ace, Stoughton, WI

Reserve Supreme Champion Ram, Junior Meat Breeds, Dorset shown by Elizabeth Harnack, Janesville, WI

Reserve Supreme Champion Ewe, Junior Meat Breeds, Wether Type shown by Lauren Ace, Stoughton, WI

Supreme Champion Ram, Junior Show, Wool Breeds, Border Leicester shown by Auretta Wittkopf, Pewaukee, WI

Supreme Champion Ewe, Junior Show, Wool Breeds, Alyssa Baumer, Mindoro, WI

Reserve Supreme Champion Ram, Junior Show, Wool Breeds, Columbia shown by Alec Baumer, Mindoro, WI

Reserve Supreme Champion Ewe Junior Show, Wool Breeds, Lincoln shown by Haley Yunker, St. Croix Falls, WI

Spring Ram Lamb 1 Alicia Becker

Reserve Champion Ram: Andy Nevens (Winter Ram Lamb)

Grand Champion Ram: Alicia Becker (Spring Ram Lamb)

Winter Ewe Lamb 1 Andy Nevens 2 Joelle Nevens

Reserve Champion Ram: Christian Reisetter (Winter Ram Lamb) Yearling Ewe 1 Vittoria Gygi

Spring Ewe Lamb 1 Andy Nevens Grand Champion Ewe: Andy Nevens (Winter Ewe Lamb)

Spring Ewe Lamb 1 Christian Reisetter 2 Alicia Becker

Reserve Champion Ewe: Andy Nevens (Spring Ewe Lamb)

Grand Champion Ewe: Vittoria Gygi (Yearling Ewe)

Surpreme Champion Ram: Auretta Wittkopf Border Leicester

Reserve Champion Ewe: Christian Reisetter (Spring Ewe Lamb)

Reserve Supreme Champion Ram: Alec Baumer Columbia

Targhee Yearling Ram 1 Joelle Nevens

Surpreme Champion Ewe: Alyssa Baumer Columbia Reserve Supreme Champion Ewe: Haley Yunker Lincoln

Winter Ram Lamb 1 Andy Nevens Spring Ram Lamb 1 Joelle Nevens Grand Champion Ram: Joelle Nevens (Yearling Ram)

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Wisconsin State Fair Premier Exhibitor Results Over 200 of Wisconsin’s best livestock youth participated in this years Wisconsin State Fair Premier Exhibitor Contests held during the Fair, August 4 –14. The Premier Exhibitor Contests provide an opportunity for junior exhibitors to compete in individual educational competitions includ­ ing livestock judging, skillathon, quiz, showmanship, and an industry interview. Premier Exhibi­tor contests were offered in each of the following livestock species exhibited at the Fair: beef, sheep, and swine. The top ten overall contestants in each species

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contest and also to the top winner in each event receive prizes and awards from the Wisconsin State Fair and industry sponsors. Premier Exhibitor results for the Sheep Division includes the following: Top Ten Overall Sheep Premier Exhibitor Competition winners by county are: 1st – John Jones, Columbia 2nd – Kelly Vierck, Dodge 3rd – Dalton Kelman, Jefferson 4th – Jenna Langer, Columbia 5th – Hannah Taylor, Columbia

6th – Jessica Taylor, Columbia 7th – Katelyn Schmoll, Marathon 8th – Haley Yunker, Polk 9th – Emily Petzel, Polk 10th – Mitchell Johnston, Polk Skillathon, Judging and Industry Interview: John Jones, Columbia Quiz: Dalton Kelman, Jefferson Thanks to our competition sponsors: Wisconsin Sheep Breeders Cooperative, Profiles Show Supply & Custom Embroidery, Andis Co. and the Wisconsin State Fair.


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2011 Wisconsin Sheep and Wool Festival Open Class Sheep Shows Meat Breeds Division Judge: Kalen Poe Manhatten, Kansas Dorper Yearling Ram 1 Stephanie Larson Winter Ram Lamb 1 Carson Lobdell Grand Champion Ram: Carson Lobdell (Winter Ram Lamb) Reserve Champion Ram: Stephanie Larson (Yearling Ram) Fall Ewe Lamb 1 Carson Lobdell Champion Ewe: Carson Lobdell (Fall Ewe Lamb) Dorset Fall Ram Lamb 1 Elizabeth Harnack Winter Ram Lamb 1 Jenny Langer Spring Ram Lamb 1 Cordell Rajek Grand Champion Ram: Elizabeth Harnack (Yearling Ram) Reserve Champion Ram: Cordell Rajek (Spring Ram Lamb)

Reserve Champion Ram: Alf Hampshires (Winter Ram Lamb) Yearling Ewe 1 UW-Madison Sheep Unit 2 Gary Klug Fall Ewe Lamb 1 UW-Madison Sheep Unit 2 Gary Klug Winter Ewe Lamb 1 Alf Hampshires Spring Ewe Lamb 1 Alf Hampshires 2 Gary Klug Grand Champion Ewe: UW-Madison Sheep Unit (Fall Ewe Lamb) Reserve Champion Ewe: Alf Hampshires (Spring Ewe Lamb)

Yearling Ewe 1 Mari Beth Rajek 2 Jenny Langer Fall Ewe Lamb 1 Ryan Harnack 2 Mari Beth Rajek 3 Jenny Langer Winter Ewe Lamb 1 Cordell Rajek 2 Ashley Rajek 3 Jenny Langer 4 Jenny Langer Grand Champion Ewe: Mari Beth Rajek (Yearling Ewe) Reserve Champion Ewe: Ryan Harnack (Fall Ewe Lamb) Flock 1 Jenny Langer

Flock 1 UW-Madison Sheep Unit

Hampshire Winter Ram Lamb 1 UW-Madison Sheep Unit 2 Alf Hampshires

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Spring Ram Lamb 1 Gary Klug Grand Champion Ram: UW-Madison Sheep Unit (Winter Ram Lamb)

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Winter Ewe Lamb 1 Sugar Ridge Ranch Stephenson Family 2 Cordell Rajek Spring Ewe Lamb 1 Sugar Ridge Ranch Stephenson Family 2 Ashley Rajek Grand Champion Ewe: Sugar Ridge Ranch (Winter Ewe Lamb) Reserve Champion Ewe: Sugar Ridge Ranch (Spring Ewe Lamb) Flock 1 Cordell Rajek Southdown Yearling Ram 1 Clifton McClintock Fall Ram lamb 1 Hannah Taylor Winter Ram Lamb 1 MB Genetics 2 MB Genetics 3 Clifton McClintock 4 Megan Kundinger Spring Ram Lamb 1 John Jones 2 Hayden Taylor 3 Kirsten Kohlman 4 Clifton McClintock 5 Julie Young Grand Champion Ram: MB Genetics (Winter Ram Lamb) Reserve Champion Ram: MB Genetics (Winter Ram Lamb) Yearling Ewe 1 Jenna Langer 2 Clifton McClintock 3 Carson Lobdell Fall Ewe Lamb 1 MB Genetics 2 Kelly Veirck 3 Jenna Langer 4 Casey Lobdell

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Supreme Champion Ram, Open Meat Breeds, was a Southdown exhibited by MB Genetics, Rio, WI

The 2011 Supreme Champion Ewe, Open Meat Breeds, was a Wether Type exhibited by Crystal Novak, Browntown, WI.

Reserve Supreme Champion Ram, Open Meat Breeds, was a Hampshire shown by the University of WisconsinMadison Sheep Unit, Arlington, WI.

The 2011 Reserve Supreme Champion Ewe in the Open Meat Breeds was a Southdown shown by MB Genetics, Rio, WI.

Supreme Champion Ram, 2011 Wool Breeds Division, Open Show, Columbia exhibited by Hi-Way C Columbias, Mindoro, WI.

Supreme Champion Wool Breed Ewe, 2011 Open Show, Border Leicester exhibited by Deakin Family Farms, Cuba, IL.

2011 Reserve Supreme Champion Ram, Wool Breeds Division, Open Show, Natural Colored Lincoln exhibit­ed by Ram-Lin Acres, Richland Center, WI.

The 2011 Reserve Supreme Champion Wool Breed Ewe, Open Show, Natural Colored shown by Alysse Millikan, Noblesville, IN.

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Winter Ewe Lamb 1 John Jones 2 MB Genetics 3 Hannah Taylor 4 Hayden Taylor 4 Courtney Lobdell 5 Taylor Kundinger 6 Liz Auby 7 Carson Lobdell 8 Casey Lobdell 9 Clifton McClintock 10 Megan Kundinger Spring Ewe Lamb 1 John Jones 2 Clifton McClintock 3 Casey Lobdell 4 Liz Auby 5 Courtney Lobdell 6 Hannah Taylor

Winter Ewe Lamb 1 Aceline Suffolks 2 Ashley Rajek 3 Cole Damman 4 Cordell Rajek 5 Austin Broehm 6 Cody Damman 7 Jake Broehm Spring Ewe Lamb 1 Aceline Suffolks 2 Chris Damman 3 Victoria Arnevik 4 Katherine Newhouse Grand Champion Ewe: Aceline Suffolks (Yearling Ewe) Reserve Champion Ewe: Aceline Suffolks (Spring Ewe Lamb) Texel Spring Ram Lamb 1 Stephanie Larson

Grand Champion Ewe: MB Genetics (Fall Ewe Lamb)

Grand Champion Ram: Stephanie Larson (Spring Ram Lamb)

Reserve Champion Ewe: Kelly Veirck (Fall Ewe Lamb)

Yearling Ewe 1 Crystal Retzlaff 2 Stephanie Larson 3 Crystal Retzlaff

Flock 1 MB Genetics 2 John Jones 3 Hannah Taylor Suffolk Yearling Ram 1 Aceline Suffolks 2 Austin Broehm Winter Ram Lamb 1 Aceline Suffolks 2 Jake Broehm 3 Katherine Newhouse 4 Mari Beth Rajek Spring Ram Lamb 1 Aceline Suffolks 2 Cole Damman Grand Champion Ram: Aceline Suffolks (Spring Ram Lamb) Reserve Champion Ram: Aceline Suffolks (Winter Ram Lamb) Yearling Ewe 1 Aceline Suffolks 2 Aceline Suffolks 3 Victoria Arnevik 4 Mari Beth Rajek 5 Cole Damman 6 Cordell Rajek 7 Katherine Newhouse 8 Jake Broehm 9 Austin Broehm Fall Ewe Lamb 1 Jarrod Broehm

Winter Ewe Lamb 1 Crystal Retzlaff Spring Ewe Lamb 1 Stephanie Larson Grand Champion Ewe: Crystal Retzlaff (Yearling Ewe) Reserve Champion Ewe: Stephanie Larson (Yearling Ewe) Flock 1 Stephanie Larson Tunis Yearling Ram 1 Crystal Novak Grand Champion Ram: Crystal Novak (Yearling Ram) Wether Type Yearling Ram 1 Jarrod Broehm 2 Brandon & Michelle Knutson Winter Ram Lamb 1 UW-Madison Sheep Unit 2 Novak Spring Ram Lamb 1 Jarrod Broehm Grand Champion Ram: Jarrod Broehm (Spring Ram Lamb) Reserve Champion Ram: UW-Madison Sheep Unit (Winter Ram Lamb)

Yearling Ewe 1 Aceline Suffolks 2 UW-Madison Sheep Unit 3 Aceline Suffolks 4 Jarrod Broehm 5 Austin Broehm 6 Jake Broehm Winter Ewe Lamb 1 Novak 2 Jarrod Broehm 3 Aceline Suffolks 4 Jake Broehm 5 Austin Broehm 6 Brandon & Michelle Knutson 7 Brandon & Michelle Knutson Spring Ewe Lamb 1 Jarrod Broehm 2 Aceline Suffolks 3 Novak 4 Austin Broehm 5 Jake Broehm 6 Crystal Novak 7 Katherine Newhouse 8 Brandon & Michelle Knutson 9 Brandon & Michelle Knutson Grand Champion Ewe: Crystal Novak (Spring Ewe Lamb) Reserve Champion Ewe: Aceline Suffolks (Yearling Ewe) Flock 1 Jarrod Broehm Supreme Champion Meat Breed Ram: MB Genetics Southdown Reserve Supreme Champion Meat Breed Ram: UW-Madison Sheep Unit Hampshire Supreme Champion Meat Breed Ewe: Crystal Novak Wether Type Reserve Supreme Champion Meat Breed Ewe: MB Genetics Southdown Wool Breeds Division Judge: Sarah Evans, Mt Sterling, Ohio Border Leicester Yearling Ram 1 P-W Sheep Farm Winter Ram Lamb 1 Deakin Family Farms 2 J&L Farm Lora & Jerry Valenta 3 Amber Millikan Spring Ram Lamb 1 Deakin Family Farms 2 Deakin Family Farms Grand Champion Ram: P-W Sheep Farm (Yearling)

Reserve Champion Ram: Deakin Family Farms (Winter Ram Lamb)

Winter Ewe Lamb 1 Tiffany Deakin 2 Benjamin Wamsley

Yearling Ewe 1 Deakin Family Farms 2 J&L Farm Lora & Jerry Valenta 3 J&L Farm Lora & Jerry Valenta 4 Jolene Staskal 5 Brian Seefeld

Spring Ewe Lamb 1 Tiffany Deakin 2 Jolene Staskal 3 Benjamin Wamsley

Fall Ewe Lamb 1 Deakin Family Farms 2 J&L Farm Lora & Jerry Valenta Winter Ewe Lamb 1 Jolene Staskal 2 Deakin Family Farms 3 J&L Farm Lora & Jerry Valenta 4 J&L Farm Lora & Jerry Valenta 5 Amber Millikan 6 P-W Sheep Farm 7 Amber Millikan Spring Ewe Lamb 1 Deakin Family Farms Grand Champion Ewe: Deakin Family Farms (Yearling Ewe) Reserve Champion Ewe: J & L Farms (Yearling Ewe) Flock 1 Deakin Family Farms 2 J&L Farm Lora&Jerry Valenta 3 Amber Millikan Border Leicester Fleece Show The “Best Fleece of Show” – Sandy Russel memorial award will be presented to the exhibitor whose sheep exhibits the best fleece. Border Leicester Best Fleece: Jolene Staskal Natural Colored Border Leicester Yearling Ram 1 Tiffany Deakin 2 Brian Seefeld 3 Jolene Staskal Winter Ram Lamb 1 Tiffany Deakin 2 Jolene Staskal

Grand Champion Ewe: Tiffany Deakin (Winter Ewe Lamb) Reserve Champion Ewe: Tifffany Deakin (Yearling Ewe) Flock 1 Tiffany Deakin Columbia Yearling Ram 1 Hi-Way C Columbias / Baumer Winter Ram Lamb 1 Hi-Way C Columbias / Baumer 2 Justin Taylor Spring Ram Lamb 1 Hi-Way C Columbias / Baumer 2 Justin Taylor Grand Champion Ram: Hi-Way C Columbias/Baumer (Yearling) Reserve Champion Ram: Hi-Way C Columbias/Baumer (Spring Ram Lamb) Yearling Ewe 1 Hi-Way C Columbias / Baumer 2 Hi-Way C Columbias / Baumer 3 Justin Taylor Fall Ewe Lamb 1 Hi-Way C Columbias / Baumer Winter Ewe Lamb 1 Hi-Way C Columbias / Baumer 2 Hi-Way C Columbias / Baumer 3 Justin Taylor 4 Justin Taylor Spring Ewe Lamb 1 Hi-Way C Columbias / Baumer 2 Hi-Way C Columbias / Baumer Grand Champion Ewe: Hi-Way C Columbias/Baumer (Yearling Ewe)

Spring Ram Lamb 1 Jolene Staskal 2 Tiffany Deakin

Reserve Champion Ewe: Hi-Way C Columbias/Baumer (Spring Ewe Lamb)

Grand Champion Ram: Tiffany Deakin (Yearling Ram)

Flock 1 Hi-Way C Columbias / Baumer 2 Justin Taylor

Reserve Champion Ram: Tiffany Deakin (Winter Ram Lamb) Yearling Ewe 1 Tiffany Deakin 2 Brian Seefeld

Corriedale Yearling Ram 1 Jim and Donna Lein

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Natural Colored Wool Growers National Show Judge: Neil Kentner, Mason, MI

Champion Fine Wool Ewe: Alyse Millikan (Junior Ewe Lamb)

Fine Wool Division Yearling Ram 1 Marcie Poppen

Res. Champion Fine Wool Ewe: Alyse Millikan (Junior Ewe Lamb)

Senior Ram Lamb 1 Marcie Poppen

Pair Ewe Lambs 1 Alyse Millikan

Junior Ram Lamb 1 Alyse Millikan 2 Alyse Millikan

Breeders Flock 1 Alyse Millikan

Champion Fine Wool Ram: Alyse Millikan (Junior Ram Lamb)

Medium Wool Division Junior Ram Lamb 1 Amber Millikan

Res. Champion Fine Wool Ram: Marcie Poppen (Yearling Ram)

Champion Medium Wool Ram: Amber Millikan (Junior Ram Lamb)

Pair Ram Lambs 1 Alyse Millikan

Junior Ewe Lamb 1 Amber Millikan

Senior Ewe Lamb 1 Marcie Poppen

Champion Medium Wool Ram: Amber Millikan (Junior Ewe Lamb)

Junior Ewe Lamb 1 Alyse Millikan 2 Alyse Millikan

Long Wool Division Yearling Ram 1 Brenda Lelli 2 Jolene Staskal 3 Brenda Lelli

Yearling Ewe 1 Brenda Lelli 2 Brenda Lelli

Senior Ram Lamb 1 Jolene Staskal

Junior Ewe Lamb 1 Anne Schulze 2 Brenda Lelli 3 Nicole Schulze 4 Alyse Millikan 5 Jolene Staskal 6 Brenda Lelli 7 Cynthia Schulze

Junior Ram Lamb 1 Brenda Lelli 2 Brenda Lelli 3 Jolene Staskal Champion Long Wool Ram: Brenda Lelli (Yearling Ram) Res. Champion Long Wool Ram: Benda Lelli (Junior Ram Lamb) Pair Ram Lambs 1 Brenda Lelli 2 Jolene Staskal

Senior Ewe Lamb 1 Richard Schulze

Champion Longwool Ewe: Brenda Lelli (Yearling Ewe) Res. Champion Longwool Ewe: Richard Schulze (Senior Ewe Lamb) Pair of Ewe Lambs 1 Richard Schulze 2 Brenda Lelli

Pair of Yearling Ewes 1 Brenda Lelli Breeders Flock 1 Brenda Lelli Exhibitors Flock 1 Brenda Lelli Get of Sire 1 Brenda Lelli 2 Alyse Millikan Best Fleeced: Alyse Millikan Premeir Exhibitor: Brenda Lelli Supreme Champion Ram: Brenda Lelli, Longwool Division Supreme Champion Ewe: Alyse Millikan, Medium Wool Division


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2011 Midwest Shetland Sheep Breeders Association Annual Show Results

Kelly K. Bartels, Monroe, WI took Grand Champion and Supreme Champion honors at the MSSBA show with her Shetland Senior Ewe, SheltrgPines Salicional. The ewe also helped Bartels take home the Best Small Flock ribbon.

Karen Valley, Negaunee, MI, brought out the Reserve Champion Shetland Ewe, yearling Winter Sky Marrakech, shown here with UK Judges Kate Sharp and Alan Hill. Valley's entry also took the Best Fleece on Hoof honors at the Midwest Shetland Sheep Breeders Association annual show at Jefferson.

Judges: Kate Sharp and Alan Hill Supreme Champion: SheltrgPines Salicional Owner – Kelly Bartels Supreme Reserve: Champion Firth of Fifth Avyt Owner – Lori Stephenson Youth Showmanship 1st Clayton Mahlkuch – Alabama Special Award :Young Handler Award 2nd Elexis Eisenhower – Leon 3rd Clara Snow – Sommarang Ivy 4th Gavin Snow – Sommarang Isaac 5th Tori Gygi – S'more Samba

Theresa Gygi's first place Shetland ram lamb, Under the Son Velour, went on to capture the Reserve Champion Ram ribbon at the MSSBA show in Jefferson in September. From Greencastle, IN, Gygi and her family have been longtime supporters of the annual event that draws Shetland exhibitors from five states.

2011 Junior Show Showmanship Results Beginners Showmanship 1 Kailen Smerchek 2 Malorie Schmoll 3 Riley Stern 4 Carson Lobdell 5 Kevin Kitchen 6 Blake Johnson Junior Showmanship 1 Vanessa Roberts 2 Brooke Roberts 3 Jillian Bingen 4 Katelyn Schmoll 5 Hannah Taylor 6 Liz Auby Intermediate Showmanship 1 Clifton McClintock 2 Haley Yunker 3 Dathon Smerchek 4 Casey Lobdell 5 Jessica Alf 6 Lindsey Coddington Senior Showmanship 1 Ryan Bingen 2 Jenna Langer 3 Emily Petzel 4 Kirsten Kohlman 5 Crystal Novak 6 Jonathan Doll

Senior Ram 1st Lori Stephenson – FirthofFifth Avyt 2nd Juliann Budde – Windy Acres Hickory 3rd Andy Fulks – Boston Lake Jchen 4th Corinne Rasso – Sommarang Gilroy 5th Garrett Ramsay – WhitePine Levi Yearling Ram 1st Meghan Namaste – Wintertime Grasshopper 2nd Lori Stephenson – Sommarang Hackett 3rd Garrett Ramsay – WhitePine Flo Rida 4th Tori Gygi – UnderTheSon Gunpowder 5th Andrew Tobey – Tobeys Sampson

Lori Stephenson, Oconomowoc, WI, brought out her Senior Ram, Firth of Fifth Avyt, at the 2011 Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival and captured both the Champion Ram and Supreme Reserve Champion Ram ribbons. Over 120 Shetlands from across the Upper Midwest competed in the recordsetting turnout at Jefferson.

Ram Lamb 1st Gygi and Family – UnderTheSon Velour 2nd Tori Gygi – UndertheSon Tarlatan 3rd Gygi and Family – UndertheSon Dungaree 4th Garrett Ramsay – Nessie’s Monster Mash 5th Lori Stephenson – Sommarang Innis 6th Lori Stephenson – Sommarang Ian Pair of Ram Lambs 1st Gygi and Family – UndertheSon Tarlatan, UndertheSon Cendal 2nd Lori Stephenson – Sommarang Ian, Sommarang Innis 3rd Garrett Ramsay – Nesse's Monster Mash & Nastro Azuro 4th Kelly K Bartels – OK Acres Cadillac and OK Acres Sawyer 5th Maegan Snow and family – Sommarang Isaac, Sommarang Ivar Champion Ram: Firth of Fifth Avyt, Owner – Lori Stephenson Reserve Champion Ram: Under the Son Velour, Owner – Theresa Gygi Senior Ewe 1st Kelly K Bartels – SheltrgPines Salicional 2nd Karen Valley – Winter Sky Marrakech 3rd Gygi and Family – UnderTheSon Tralee

The youngest showman in the MSSBA ring was five year old Clara Snow from Oconomowoc, who, when asked by Judge Kate Sharp how she trained her sheep, answered “She follows my corn” and lifted her shirt to show the judge and the audience a bag of corn hang­ ing from her belt!

4th Maegan Snow and Family – Sommarang Elise 5th Lori Stephenson – Sommarang Farrah Yearling Ewe 1st Gygi and Famly – UndertheSon White Lilac 2nd Tori Gygi – S'More Samba 3rd Gygi and Family – UnderTheSon Assam 4th Garrett Ramsay – WhitePine Nivea 5th Andy Fulks – WhitePine Regina Spektor Ewe Lamb 1st Andy Fulks – Fulks Family Sophia 2nd Meghan Namaste – Wintertime Vanity Fair 3rd Corinne Rasso – Crosswinds Athena 4th Kelly K Bartels – OK Acres Vienna 5th Gygi and Famly – UnderTheSon Sateen 6th Kim Nikolai – Kimberwood Magic Pair of Ewe Lambs 1st Lori Stephenson – Sommarang Idelle, Sommarang Irene 2nd Maegan Snow and family – Sommarang Isla, Sommarang Ingrid

3rd Kelly K Bartels – OK Acres Vienna and OK Acres Seneca 4th Garrett Ramsay – White Pines Saigons Special and White Pines Saku 5th Penny Becker – Tia and Kahlua Champion Ewe: SheltrgPines Salicional, Owner – Kelly K Bartels Reserve Champion Ewe: Winter Sky Marrakech, Owner – Karen Valley Dam & Daughter 1st Karen Valley – Winter Sky Mandalay and Winter Sky Marrakech Best Small Flock 1st Kelly K Bartels – Ram – OK Acres Cadillac, ewe – OK Acres Vienna, ewe-Sheltering Pines Salicional Best Fleece on Hoof 1st Karen Valley – Winter Sky Mandalay 2nd Meghan Namaste – Wintertime Vanity Fair 3rd Gygi and Family – UndertheSon Velour 4th Lori Stephenson – Sommarang Irene

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Winter Ram Lamb 1 Jim and Donna Lein 2 Jim and Donna Lein

Reserve Champion Ewe: Queso Cabeza Farm (Yearling Ewe)

Spring Ram Lamb 1 Jim and Donna Lein 2 Jim and Donna Lein

Flock 1 Queso Cabeza Farm

Grand Champion Ram: Jim and Donna Lein (Fall Ram Lamb) Reserve Champion Ram: Jim and Donna Lein (Spring Ram Lamb) Fall Ewe Lamb 1 Jim and Donna Lein

Grand Champion Ewe: Alyse Millikan (Spring Ewe Lamb)

Grand Champion Ewe: Nathon Hanson (Yearling)

Winter Ram Lamb 1 Ram-Lin Acres 2 Ram-Lin Acres

Reserve Champion Ewe: Alyse Millikan (Spring Ewe Lamb)

Reserve Champion Ewe: Ram-Lin Acres (Fall Ewe Lamb) Flock 1 Ram-Lin Acres Targhee Yearling Ram 1 A&J Nevens Livestock Winter Ram Lamb 1 A&J Nevens Livestock Spring Ram Lamb 1 A&J Nevens Livestock

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Lincoln Yearling Ram 1 David W. Hammer

Yearling Ewe 1 Ram-Lin Acres 2 Ram-Lin Acres

Fall Ram Lamb 1 Jim and Donna Lein 2 Ram-Lin Acres

Fall Ewe Lamb 1 Ram-Lin Acres 2 David W. Hammer

Winter Ram Lamb 1 Ram-Lin Acres 2 Ram-Lin Acres

Winter Ewe Lamb 1 Alyse Millikan 2 Jim and Donna Lein

Fall Ram Lamb 1 Jim and Donna Lein

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Spring Ewe Lamb 1 Ram-Lin Acres 2 Ram-Lin Acres 3 Jim and Donna Lein

Grand Champion Ewe: Jim and Donna Lein (Fall Ewe Lamb)

Reserve Champion Ram: Ram-Lin Acres (Winter Ewe Lamb)

Grand Champion Ewe: Ram-Lin Acres (Yearling Ewe)

Reserve Champion Ewe: Jim and Donna Lein (Spring Ewe Lamb)

Yearling Ewe 1 Haley Yunker 2 Jim and Donna Lein 3 Ram-Lin Acres 4 Ram-Lin Acres

Reserve Champion Ewe: Ram-Lin Acres (Yearling Ewe)

Spring Ewe Lamb 1 Jim and Donna Lein

Flock 1 Jim and Donna Lein Icelandic Yearling Ram 1 Queso Cabeza Farm 2 Queso Cabeza Farm Spring Ram Lamb 1 Queso Cabeza Farm 2 Queso Cabeza Farm 3 Sundara Link

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Spring Ewe Lamb 1 Queso Cabeza Farm 2 Queso Cabeza Farm

Fall Ewe Lamb 1 Ram-Lin Acres

Natural Colored Yearling Ram 1 Jim and Donna Lein

Winter Ewe Lamb 1 Ram-Lin Acres 2 Haley Yunker 3 Ram-Lin Acres

Fall Ram Lamb 1 Marcie Poppen 2 Marcie Poppen Spring Ram Lamb 1 Alyse Millikan 2 Alyse Millikan 3 Marcie Poppen

Grand Champion Ewe: Haley Yunker (Yearling)

Grand Champion Ram: Queso Cabeza Farm (Yearling)

Yearling Ewe 1 Queso Cabeza Farm 2 Queso Cabeza Farm

Flock 1 Ram-Lin Acres

Reserve Champion Ewe: Jim and Donna Lein (Yearling)

Grand Champion Ram: Jim and Donna Lein (Yearling)

Flock 1 Ram-Lin Acres

Reserve Champion Ram: Alyse Millikan (Spring Ram Lamb)

Natural Colored Lincoln Yearling Ram 1 Ram-Lin Acres 2 David W. Hammer

Spring Ewe Lamb 1 Alyse Millikan 2 Alyse Millikan 3 Marcie Poppen

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Flock 1 Alyse Millikan Old English Babydoll Spring Ram Lamb 1 Karen Hulbert 2 Karen Hulbert Grand Champion Ram: Karen Hulbert (Spring Ram Lamb) Reserve Champion Ram: Karen Hulbert (Spring Ram Lamb

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Yearling Ewe 1 Karen Hulbert 2 Karen Hulbert

Reserve Champion Ram: A & J Nevens Livestock (Winter Ram Lamb)

Grand Champion Ewe: Karen Hulbert (Yearling Ewe)

Winter Ewe Lamb 1 UW-Madison Sheep Unit 2 A&J Nevens Livestock 3 A&J Nevens Livestock

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Spring Ewe Lamb 1 A&J Nevens Livestock 2 UW-Madison Sheep Unit Grand Champion Ewe: UW-Madison Sheep Unit (Winter Ewe Lamb)

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Flock 1 A&J Nevens Livestock

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Supreme Champion Wool Breed Ram: HI-Way C Columbias/Baumer Columbia

Yearling Ewe 1 Nathan Hanson 2 Ram-Lin Acres 3 Ram-Lin Acres

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WLBA Summer Spectacular Results The Wisconsin Livestock Breeders Association held its 2011 Summer Spectacular show in Wausau on August 20 with the following participation: Beef Show: 33 exhibitors, 50 head, judged by Paul Nuttleman, Rio Sheep Show: 46 exhibitors, 121 head, judged by Todd Wolff, Prole, IA

Reserve Champion Suffolk – Nicole Johnson, Mineral Point Champion Crossbred – Aly Dallas, Shawano Reserve Champion Crossbred – Reid Suddeth, Mineral Point Grand Champion Market Lamb – Aly Dallas, Shawano – Crossbred

Swine Show: 40 exhibitors, 107 head, judged by Brandon Gill, Platteville

Reserve Grand Champion Market Lamb – Reid Suddeth, Mineral Point – Crossbred

Sheep Results: Market Lambs Champion AOB – Jacee Johnson, Delavan Reserve Champion AOB – Kirsten Kohlman, Plymouth Champion Hampshire – Reid Suddeth, Mineral Point Reserve Champion Hampshire – Malorie Johnson, Mineral Point Champion Natural Colored – Sara Johnson, Delavan Reserve Champion Natural Colored – Clint Dallas, Shawano Champion Suffolk – Aly Dallas, Shawano

Sheep Result: Breeding Show Champion Commercial Ewe – Haley Yunker, St. Croix Falls Reserve Champion Commercial Ewe – Connor Schultz, Juneau Champion AOB Meat Breed Ewe (Shropshire) – Reese Johnston, Milltown Reserve Champion AOB Meat Breed Ewe (Shropshire) – Reese Johnston, Milltown Champion AOB Meat Breed Ram (Dorset) – Samantha Gleason, Ringle

Reserve Champion AOB Meat Breed Ram (Shropshire) – Reese Johnston, Milltown Champion Hampshire Ewe – Katelyn Schmoll, Hatley Reserve Champion Hampshire Ewe – Connor Schultz, Juneau Champion Hampshire Ram – Katelyn Schmoll, Hatley Reserve Champion Hampshire Ram – Connor Schultz, Juneau Champion Suffolk Ewe – Victoria Arnevik, Cameron Reserve Champion Suffolk Ewe – Jarrod Broehm, Brillion Champion Suffolk Ram – Austin Broehm, Brillion Reserve Champion Suffolk Ram – Blake Broehm, Brillion Champion Southdown Ewe – Clifton McClintock, Bangor Reserve Champion Southdown Ewe – Kelsi Smerchek, Rosholt Champion Southdown Ram – Haley Yunker, St. Croix Falls

Reserve Champion Southdown Ram – Clifton McClintock, Bangor Supreme Champion Overall Ewe – Clifton McClintock, Bangor – Southdown Reserve Supreme Champion Overall Ewe – Haley Yunker, St Croix Falls – Commercial Supreme Champion Overall Ram – Haley Yunker, St Croix Falls – Southdown Reserve Supreme Champion Overall Ram – Austin Broehm, Brillion, Suffolk Supreme Champion Overall Breeding Sheep (Ram against Ewe) – Clifton McClintock, Bangor

Intermediate 14 – 16 years – Clifton McClintock, Bangor Junior 11 – 13 years – Katelyn Schmoll, Hatley Beginner 8 – 10 years – Kailen Smerchek, Rosholt Sheep Results: Lead Line Senior – Haley Yunker, St. Croix Falls Junior – RaeAnna Johnston, Milltown Educational Contests: Skillathon 1st Junior – Ashley Zimmerman, Spencer 2nd Junior – Reid Suddeth, Mineral Point 3rd Junior – Kailen Smerchek, Rosholt 1st Senior – Aaron Zimmerman, Spencer 2nd Senior – Abby Thunder 3rd Senior – Nick Colle, Luxemburg

Reserve Supreme Champion Overall Breeding Sheep – Haley Yunker, St. Croix Falls

Educational Contests – Quiz 1st Junior – Ashley Zimmerman, Spencer 2nd Junior – Deanna Zernicke, Bonduel 3rd Junior – RaeAnna Johnston, Milltown

Sheep Results: Showmanship Senior 17 – 19 year – Mitchell Johnston, Milltown

1st Senior – Abby Thunder 2nd Senior – Aaron Zimmerman, Spencer 3rd Senior – Reese Johnston, Milltown

RECORD ENTRIES FOR 2011 FLEECE SHOW The 2011 Fleece Show was a success in many ways. 145 fleeces were entered by exhibitors from states that included Wisconsin, Michigan, Minnesota and Iowa, and Illinois. A simplified registration process for fleeces included all pertinent information being computerized, which we hope will make registration even smoother next year. We also accepted fleeces for entry on Friday from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm and took in about half the total fleeces giving us a head start on setting up for the show as well as a far more relaxed atmosphere on Saturday morning.

Our fleece judge for the second year was Letty Klein from Kalamazoo, Michigan. Her judging was done in front of an audience of up to 40 people, who appreciated her balance of wide knowledge and experience, as well her willingness to answer audience questions, and even be part of the judging on occasion. Thank you so much Letty! The second part of the fleece show is the sale. As soon as the show is over our volunteers remove any fleeces that exhibitors do not want to enter in the sale, arrange the fleeces that are for sale, get a Silent Auction form taped on

each and then find enough pens! We also tried a different way of getting each registered buyer paired with a volunteer to go and pick up any of their winning bid fleeces, which was appreciated by the buyers. We had a truly great volunteer group this year: a balance of experienced and new people who worked hard and really shared in making the show go smoothly. This included one exhibitor who asked to volunteer on Saturday and came back again for Sunday. Calm returns on Sunday! Fleeces that did not sell in the Silent Auction are for sale at the

price that the individual exhibitors have placed on their fleeces, and buyers come in up until 3:30 in the afternoon. This year a Cormo fleece that won Reserve Champion in Division 1 and exhibited by Jill Johnson was the highest priced fleece in the sale, and sold for $155. The total fleece sales were $2,887.65, and the best thing was that all were either sold or picked up by their owners. Volunteers truly are the wheels which make the Jefferson experience what it has grown to be. The 2011 Fleece show this year had a mix of nine experienced and new volunteers. Everyone

worked well together, learned a lot, had a good time, and specially appreciated our computer expert. As Superintendent, I cannot thank them enough. Our winners included the following: JUNIOR SHOW Grand Champion: Blake Johnson (Blue Faced Leicester) Reserve Champion: Anna & Cathrine Henchley (Corriedale Friesian Cross) OPEN SHOW Overall Grand Champion: Carol Wagner (Coopworth) Overall Reserve Champion: Jill Johnson (Cormo)


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Entry Totals: Mules: 7 Hill or Upland Ewes: 2 Terminal sired: 2 Progeny Sires: 1 Total Count: 12 Exhibitors Great Lakes ~ Bluefaced Leicester Show CRIDER FARMS Anne Crider 32377 E 750 North Rd. Arrowsmith, IL 61722 RIVER WINDS FARM Blake Johnson 11666 Cty Rd. D Boyd, WI 54726 RIVER WINDS FARM Tyler Johnson 11666 Cty Rd. D Boyd, WI 54726 ENGLISH GARDENS LAMB & FLEECE Mary Kretzschmar 9790 State 76 Caledonia, MN 55921

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Entry Totals: White Bluefaced Leicester Show: 29 Natural Colored Show: 20 Total Count: 49 Bluefaced Leicesters NAMSS Mule Sheep & Progeny Show Judge: David Raine Old Parks Farm, Cumbria, UK Mule Show Mule Ewe Lamb (Hill or Upland Type) 1st M. Lelli 2nd M. Lelli 3rd Stute Mule Ewe (Hill or Upland Type) 1st M. Lelli 2nd M. Lelli 3rd Stute 4th Stute

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