Titus County Fair Breeding Ewe Show

TITUS COUNTY FAIR
 BREEDING EWE SHOW 2022

Kathryn Heintz, Superintendent

Friday, September 30th, 2022 at 6:00 p.m., immediately following the breeding gilt show. 
 

Commercial Ewes will show first, immediately followed by Registered Ewes.

1.  All entries must be on an official Titus County Fair Breeding Ewe Entry Form and Registered ewes must submit a copy (front and back) of the registration papers at time of entry. 

2.  Only bona fide members of Titus County 4-H or FFA clubs/chapters are eligible.  Eligible participants include 4-H or FFA members who attend Titus County Schools and who are also residents of Titus County.

3.  Animals entered in registered classes must be registered in the exhibitor's name in the flock book of their respective breed association on or before June 30, 2022.  Partnerships are allowed.  The name of the exhibitor must be listed on the registration papers. (Example: "Sally Smith and Johnny Smith" are listed on the registration paper.  Either Sally or Johnny may exhibit the ewe.  If "Smith Family" is listed on the registration papers, neither child would be allowed to exhibit the ewe.)

4.  Official date recognized by the show will be the date the papers were entered in the record book of the association.  Commercial ewes must be validated through the Texas Validation program in the name of the exhibitor or Titus County Market Show in the name of the exhibitor and bear either a Titus County Fair 2022 tag or an official Texas Validation tag. 

5.  Ewes must be officially entered in the Titus County Fair Breeding Ewe Show no later than September 1, 2022.  $25.00 entry fee per ewe.  Entry fee and entry form must be mailed to the Titus County Fair Association, P.O.Box 1232, Mt. Pleasant, Texas 75456-1232.  MUST BE postmarked by September 1, 2022. 

6.  There will be a minimum of three (3) ewes per breed in the registered classes.  Breeds with less than three (3) animals will show as "Other Registered Breeds".  Commercial ewes will show separately from registered ewes.  Commercial ewes will show by weight, with a minimum of three (3) classes.  More may be added, depending upon the number and weights of entries.

7.  Ewes may not be entered in both registered classes and commercial classes.  Either registered or commercial ewes may also be entered in the Titus County Fair Market Lamb Show.

8.  Sheep will be shown according to tooth development.  The show superintendent and their assistants will inspect the teeth of all entries at the time of check-in at the show. 

9.  Classes offered are Junior Showmanship, Senior Showmanship, Commercial Ewe classes (at least 3), Champion Commercial Ewe, Reserve Champion Commercial Ewe, Registered show will have Ewe Lamb, Yearling/Aged Ewes, Breed Champion, Grand Champion Breeding Ewe, and Reserve Champion Breeding Ewe. 

          Junior Showmanship - exhibitors in grades 3-8 of the current school year. 

          Senior Showmanship - exhibitors in grades 9-12 of the current school year.

          Exhibitors may show either a registered ewe or commercial ewe for showmanship.  Exhibitors must use their own ewe for showmanship.  Exhibitors must be entered in either the registered ewe or commercial ewe shows to be eligible to participate in showmanship classes.

          Ewe Lambs - All ewe lambs must be carrying all milk teeth at the time of check-in.  Lambs which have lost a deciduouse incisor, or show one or both teeth of the first pair of permanent incisors will not be eligible to show in the Ewe Lamb Class.

          Yearling/Aged - All ewes must show one or both teeth of the first pair of permanent incisors.  Any ewe which shows more than (4) four permanent incisors will be disqualified.  (6 tooth ewes are ineligible to show.)

10.  1st and 2nd place entries in the Ewe Lamb and Yearling/Aged classes will compete in the Registered Breed Champion class.  A Breed Champion and Reserve Breed Champion will be selected. 

          Grand Champion Breeding Ewe Class - Each registered breed will be represented by their Champion and Reserve Champion in the Grand Drive.  These ewes will be judged and an overall Grand Champion and Reserve Champion will be selected. 

          First and second place class winners in the commercial ewe show will compete in the Grand Champion Commerical Ewe Drive.  A Champion and Reserve Champion Commercial Ewe will be selected.  (Registered and Commercial Ewes will not be judged against one another.)
       
11.  Awards will be presented to the Grand Champion Registered Ewe, Reserve Champion Registered Ewe, Grand Champion Commercial Ewe, and Reserve Champion Commercial Ewe.

12.  There is no limit on the number of ewes an exhibitor may enter, provided the ewes meet eligibility criteria listed above. If an exhibitor has multiple ewes in a class, another current Titus County Fair exhibitor may show the additional animal. 

13.  Any entry that becomes unruly or creates a disturbance in the show ring will immediately be excused at the discretion and instruction of the show superintendent and will not be eligible to compete. 

14.  Commercial ewes must weigh in between 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 28, 2022.  Exhibitors of registered ewes must present original registration papers (registed ewes) and Ewe for check-in before Wednesday, September 28, 2022, at 8:00 p.m. Tooth inspection will be done at this time.  Ewes must have a ligible ear tag which corresponds to the registration papers at check-in.  (Commonly called the flock tag.)  Commercia ewes must have a Titus County Fair tag or Texas Validation tag.  All ewes must also be officially identified with a Scrapie tag, as required by the Texas Animal Health Commission.  All ewes will remain on display through Saturday, October 1, 2022.  Ewes must be removed from the Fairgrounds immediately folling the premium auction. 

15.  Registered ewes must be shorn in the manner that is customary for that breed.  Commercial ewes must be slick sheared with no more than 1/4" wool over the entire body including the belly, boot wool is acceptable.

16.  Halters may be used to exhibit the ewes but are not required. 

17.  Heelers (assistants in the ring) are allowed in the Registered Ewe show, provided they are a current exhibitor entered in the Titus County Fair.  Each exhibitor may have 1 heeler in the ring to assist in the presentation of the registered ewe.  Commercial ewe exibitors may not utilize heelers.

18.  Ewes may not be entered in both registered classes and commercial classes.  Either registered or commercial ewes may also be entered in the Titus County Fair Market Lamb Show.

19.  Exhibitors must follow the Titus County Fair Junior Market Show general rules. 

20.  Decision of the judge is final.  The Titus County Fair reserves the right to drug test any animal entered in the show.