ik Livestock Division | The Oregon Flock Fiber Festival

Livestock Division

zDG8ufdpQZew2mhVtQPnq_v6QbPtTNsTHWYNnizokFwA Message from the Livestock Crew
We volunteered to take on this task again because we had excellent volunteer help last year. We will continue to organize the shows only if we continue to get enough help. Volunteers are needed to help with barn setup and checking in animals Friday afternoon/evening and Saturday morning. We also need people to work various shifts at the livestock table in the show ring. Please remember this show depends on volunteers!
To volunteer contact:
Jan McMahon, 503/632-3354
or Carol Ronan, 541/597-4600

Looking for a specific competition? Jump ahead to one of the following:

 

Livestock Division General Rules

  1. General livestock rules and specific show rules apply to all exhibitors.
  2. Please see specific breed show information for other rules that may apply.
  3. OFFF is not responsible for damage or loss while on the Event Center grounds.
  4. Livestock sales are by private treaty.
  5. All decisions of the judge and/or OFFF are final.
  6. No dogs or pets are allowed on the Event Center grounds except assist dogs.
  7. Important: All animals brought to the Event Center grounds must be placed in pens. The Event Center does not allow livestock to be housed in trailers.
  8. All vehicles, including trailers, must have an OFFF Livestock Pass visible while on the Event Center grounds. Two passes, one for the vehicle and one for a trailer, are included with entry confirmation.

Entries
All entries must be postmarked by Sept. 3, 2013. Use the following entry form:

Entries are accepted in the postmarked order as space permits.

Awards – Sheep, Goats

  • Ribbons 1st – 5th place in all classes; rosettes to champions
  • Cash prizes are awarded as donated.
  • Special this Year: The Morris Culver Memorial Best Fleece Award.
  • OFFF Diamond Award Trophy and $100 cash award to the Supreme Grand Champions.

Pen Space
Exhibitors must use only assigned pens. Every effort is made to give exhibitors the number of pens requested, but space is limited. Tack pens are shared by several exhibitors. Aisles must be kept clear. Feed and equipment must be stored in trailers or assigned tack areas.

Pen Fees (for show, exhibit or sale)

  • $2 per rabbit (see page 83 for details.)
  • $30 per large animal (llama, alpaca, yak) or $40 for two large animals in one pen ($5 for cria at side). Pen is about 10’x10′.
  • $40 for camelid display pen (10’x10’, no sales) or $100 for camelid vendor space (10’x10’.)
  • Sheep and Goats—Please note:
  • Animal-only pen, 4’x6’, $12.00 per pen. These pens are only for show and/or display animals. Maximum head per pen: 2-3 yearlings or 3-4 lambs, depending on breed size.
  • Buck pen, one per farm, $12 per pen. Additional pens may be available depending on entries.
  • Display pen, 4’x6’, $20.00 per pen. These pens are for breeders to set up tables and chairs, large signs or an elaborate display. No sales, other than sheep or goats, are allowed in these pens.
  • Sales pen, 4’x6’, $40.00 per pen. These pens are de-signed for the small breeder to showcase their sheep/goats and market products from them. Only one sales pen per farm is allowed, and you must have at least one animal pen with sheep or goats for exhibit or show.
  • Tack pens are free and shared by exhibitors.
  • Tables and chairs are not allowed in aisles or animal-only pens.
  • $10 late fee for entries postmarked after Sept. 3, 2013.

Pen Cards
Pen cards are available at the livestock barn information table and must be posted for each animal. Please clearly identify your farm and animals that are “For Sale” and NFS (not for sale).

Arrival
Livestock is received during the following hours:

  • Friday, 7:30 am – 8:00 am (workshop attendees only)
  • Friday, 1:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  • Saturday, 7:00–8:00 am; all animals must be in place by 8:30 am, Saturday

Release
As a courtesy to Festival visitors, both show and exhibit animals must remain until Sunday closing (4:00 pm). Any and all exceptions must be cleared with the livestock coordinator.

Health and Safety
OFFF shall not insure, nor be responsible for the safety, show, exhibit or sale of livestock or the person(s) tending them.

Health Inspection
All animals crossing state lines must have health certificates that meet Oregon Dept. of Agriculture regulations. No animals will be unloaded until inspected and checked in by an OFFF check-in team member. No Exceptions! All animals must be sound, healthy and free of external parasites. The OFFF reserves the right to require removal of any animal deemed unhealthy. Sheep and goats must have the required ID to be compliant with the USDA Scrapie Eradication Program. For more information, visit the USDA Veterinary Services website:
http://www.aphis.usda.gov/vs/nahps/scrapie/

Water and Feed
Exhibitors are responsible for and must provide water buckets and feed for their animals. See entry form for bedding straw sale.

Exhibit or Sale-Only Animals
Animals entered for exhibit or sale only (not entered in a show) are accepted as space permits. OFFF reserves the right to limit the number of animals brought for exhibit/sale by any person.

General Show Information

  1. Each show/division must have a minimum of 5 exhibitors and 20 animals. Any single breed meeting this requirement is as-signed its own show. Breeds failing to meet this requirement will be in a combined show.
  2. Animals are judged 60% on fleece/fiber and 40% on conformation.
  3. Breed registration is not required for entry in general OFFF shows. Breed-sponsored shows that require registered animals are noted in the class list information.
  4. Any exhibitor or visitor who interferes with a judge during a show will be ejected immediately from the Festival.

Sheep

  1. An exhibitor/farm may bring any number of sheep for display, but may enter only two sheep per class for show. Individual animals may be shown in only one lot.
  2. The judge will select and evaluate the top 10 sheep in any class with more than 15 sheep entered and where ribbons 1-5 are awarded.
  3. Fiber length must be appropriate to show the quality of the fleece/fiber for each specific breed.
    • Fine-wool sheep breeds: 1½+ inches
    • Medium-wool sheep breeds: 2+ inches
    • Long-wool breeds: 3+ inches (no belly shearing)

Goats

  1. Fiber length must be appropriate to show the quality of the fleece/fiber for each specific breed (3+ inches)
  2. Goats must be shown on a lead in all divisions except White and Colored Angora Goats.
  3. Bucks: Even young bucks can be heavily perfumed in the fall. Please use good judgment and leave extra-smelly bucks at home. Adults bucks are to be kept in their assigned barn or the show ring only and not to be walked through the goat barn or public areas on their way to the ring. Each exhibitor/farm will be assigned a buck pen. Extra pens may be available as space allows. Exhibitors are responsible for cleaning buck pens of all bedding at the end of the Festival.

Livestock Judges
Tor Sorensen —White, Colored and Classic Sheep
Tor lives in Tucson, AZ. He graduated in 1988 from the University of Arizona, majoring in Animal Science. Employed with the Southern Arizona International Livestock Association as general manager since 1990, Tor has raised various breeds of sheep over a span of 30 years. His Rambouillet and Natural-Colored flock received numerous national awards. He has judged sheep and wool shows across the country, including NAILE, The Big E, and the Oregon, Missouri and Tennessee state fairs. Currently he is raising and showing llamas and helping others with their sheep flocks.

George DeGeer—Pygora Goats and “Other “ Fiber Goats
George has been a PBA certified judge for many years. He has judged at the Washington county fair, the Oregon State Fair and the Michigan Fiber Festival. He and his wife have raised Pygora goats on their farm “Hawks Mountain Ranch” for nearly 20 years. They have been active participants in shows in Oregon and have served as board members for the Pygora Breeders Association.

Dee Hadorn—White & Colored Angora Goats
Dee Hadorn, partner of Cerulean Farm, Harrah, OK, raises Angora goats, Saanens and Anatolian Shepherd Livestock Guardian dogs. Cerulean Angoras at the Texas A&M Angora Buck Test have set records by winning Breeders Award (high-indexing pen of three) eight times and the high-indexing buck five times since 2000. Held annually, the Test is a 3-month-long competition be-tween at least 50 animals. Ranking at the Test is based on measurements of animal gain, fiber weight, yield, micron count, fiber length, and absence of kemp and genetic defects (http://safiles.tamu.edu/genetics/angoratest.htm). Dee is a handspinner and enjoys both wheels and high-whorl spindles.

Wendy Pieh—Cashmere Goats
Wendy and her husband, Peter Goth, have been raising Cash-mere goats on the coast of Maine for the last 16 years. Through careful culling and purchasing of quality bucks, Wendy has developed an outstanding herd of mostly silver-colored Cashmere goats. In her efforts to develop this herd, she learned to accurately evaluate fiber and conformation and to prioritize how she would work to improve her herd. In the last several years as a Cashmere goat judge, Wendy has used a carding system to evaluate the fiber and body of each goat in a written format that allows the owner to take home that information and use it in de-veloping his/her own herd. When asked if she has any particular bias in judging goats, Wendy confessed, “Well, I really do like a good foot.”

Wool Sheep Shows

Show Times

  • Lot H-K: Classic Sheep; includes: Shetland (H), Icelandic (I), Jacob (J) and Navajo Churro (K) —Saturday at 9:00 am
  • Lot A: White Wool—Saturday following Classic sheep
  • Lot D: Colored Wool—following the White Wool sheep show; check at the show ring for Lot show times.

Livestock Division General Rules apply to all groups.

Coordinator And Entries
Jan McMahon
503/632-3354 or ewemail@aol.com

Judge
Tor Sorensen
Note: The judge will select and evaluate the top 10 sheep in any class with more than 15 sheep entered and where ribbons 1-5 are awarded.
Categories
Sheep may be entered in only one wool category:

  • F (Fine): spin count 60s and up (24.94μ and lower)
  • M (Medium): spin count 50-58 (24.95-30.99μ)
  • L (Long/Coarse): spin count 48 and lower (31μ and up)

Classes

  1. Yearling rams (less than 24 months)
  2. Ram lambs (less than 12 months)
  3. Yearling ewes (less than 24 months)
  4. Ewe lambs (less than 12 months)
  5. * Best Flock—one ram and two ewes (any age)
  6. * Best Fleece—judged on the condition of fleece on the animal that day, including uniformity, handle and condition as it relates to value and use for the hand spinning/craft market.

* Must have been shown in individual classes.
The Sheep Diamond Award show is Saturday around 4 pm.

Goat Shows

Show Times

  • Div. IV Cashmere Goats—Saturday at 9:00 am
  • Div. V White Angora Goats—Saturday at 12:00 pm
  • Div. VI Colored Angora Goats—Saturday following Div. V
  • Div. VII Other Fiber Goats—Sunday at 9:00 am
  • Div VIII Pygora Goats—Sunday following Div. VII

Livestock Division General Rules apply to all groups. Exhibitors are subject to all general live-stock rules.

Coordinator and Entries
Carol Ronan
541/597-4600 or carol@ronanfibers.com

Judges
George DeGeer: Pygora goats and “other“ fiber goats
Dee Hadorn: white and colored Angoras
Wendy Pieh: Cashmere goats

The Goat Diamond Award show is Sunday after the Pygora goat show.

Div IV – Cashmere Goat Show
Show Time: Saturday—pen judging starts at 9:00 am in the barns followed by ring judging
Coordinator: Lisa Zietz, 503/789-6419 or lzietz@gmail.com
Judge: Wendy Pieh
Classes

  1. Junior Wether—under 1 year
  2. Senior Wether—over 1 year
    • Champion and Reserve Champion Wether
  3.  Junior Buck Kid—6 months and under
  4. Senior Buck Kid—7-12 months old
    • Champion and Reserve Champion Junior Buck
  5. Yearling Bucks
  6. Bucks, 2 years and older
    • Champion and Reserve Champion Senior Buck
    • Grand Champion and Reserve Grant Champion Buck
  7. Junior Doe Kid—6 months and younger
  8. Senior Doe Kid—7-12 months old
  9. Does—1 year to under 24 months
    • Champion and Reserve Champion Junior Doe
  10.  2-Year-Old Does
  11. 3-Year-Old Does
  12. Aged Does—4 years and older
    • Champion and Reserve Champion Senior Doe
    • Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion Doe
  13. Best Fleece: Chosen from goats entered in the show*
  14. Dam and Daughter (looking for improvement)*
  15. Breeder’s Trio (all must be over a year in age and entered with fleece) *

*must have been shown in one of the age classes (classes 1-12)

Cashmere Goat Show Rules:
In addition to general OFFF livestock rules, the following apply:

  • Cashmere goats are shown with a collar or halter and a short lead.
  • A $50 Best Fleece of Show award, sponsored by MoonShadow Farm and Goat Knoll Farm, will be presented in class 13.
  • All Cashmere goats, except kids, must have current year’s clip present in the ring when showing.
  • Classes 10-12 must have kidded.
  • Other than the judge and show crew, only exhibitors and their helpers (while helping) should be in the ring during the show.

Divisions V & VI – Angora Goat Shows

Show Times
Div. V White Angora Goats, Saturday at 12:00 am
Div VI Colored Angora Goats, Saturday following Div. V

Coordinators
Carol Ronan, 541/597-4600 or carol@ronanfibers.com

Judge
Dee Hadom

Classes

  1. Junior Wethers (under 12 months old)
  2. Senior Wethers (12 months and older)
    • Champion & Reserve Champion Wether
  3. Junior Bucks, kid (born after Feb. 29)
  4. Senior Bucks, kid (born Jan. 1 through Feb. 29)
  5. Pair of Buck Kids*
    • Champion & Reserve Champion Junior Buck
  6. Yearling Bucks (under 24 months old)
  7. Aged Bucks (2 years and older)
    • Champion & Reserve Champion Senior Buck
    • Grand Champion & Reserve Grand Champion Buck
  8. Junior Does, kid (born after Feb. 29)
  9. Senior Does, kid (born Jan. 1 through Feb. 29)
  10. Pair of Doe Kids*
    • Champion and Reserve Champion Junior Doe
  11. Does, yearling (under 24 months)
  12. Does, (2-4 years)
  13. Does, senior (over 4 years)
    • Champion and Reserve Champion Senior Doe
    • Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion Doe
  14. Best Young Flock (1 buck kid and 2 doe kids; looking for consistency)*
  15. Judge’s Choice (Best fleece)*

* Note: Animals must have been shown in another class.

Div VII – “Other” Fiber Goat Show
Show Time: Sunday at 9:00 am
Coordinator
Terri L. Kistler, 360/785-3840 or terri@whistlekickpygoras.com

Show Steward
Wendy Hallman

Judge
George DeGeer

Classes

  1. Junior Wethers (under 12 months old)
  2. Senior Wethers (12 months and older)
    • Champion & Reserve Champion Wether
  3. Junior Bucks, kid (born after Feb. 29)
  4. Senior Bucks, kid (born Jan. 1 through Feb. 29)
  5. Pair of Buck Kids*
    • Champion & Reserve Champion Junior Buck
  6. Yearling Bucks (under 24 months old)
  7. Aged Bucks (2 years and older)
    • Champion & Reserve Champion Senior Buck
    • Grand Champion & Reserve Grand Champion Buck
  8. Junior Does, kid (born after Feb. 29)
  9. Senior Does, kid (born Jan. 1 through Feb. 29)
  10. Pair of Doe Kids*
    • Champion and Reserve Champion Junior Doe
  11. Does, yearling (under 24 months)
  12. Does, (2-4 years)
  13. Does, senior (over 4 years)
    • Champion and Reserve Champion Senior Doe
    • Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion Doe
  14. Best Young Flock (1 buck kid and 2 doe kids; looking for consistency)*
  15. Judge’s Choice (Best fleece)*

* Note: Animals must have been shown in another class.

Div VIII Pygora Goat Show (PBA Sanctioned)
Show Time: Sunday following Div. VII
Show Chair: Terri Kistler, terri@whistlekickpygoras.com or 360/785-3840

Show Steward:
Jan Becker

Judge:
George DeGeer

Classes

  1. Jr. Buck (6 months and under)
  2. Jr. Buck (7-12 months old)
    • Champion and Reserve Champion Junior Buck
  3. Yearling Bucks—12 months to 2 years old
  4. Adult Bucks—2 years and older
    • Champion and Reserve Champion Senior Buck
    • Grant Champion and Reserve Grant Champion Buck
  5. Jr. Showmanship (judged class for handlers 16 yr. & under)
  6. Open Showmanship (judge evaluates each handler’s showmanship and gives them tips/hints to improve; ribbons awarded based on most improvement in showmanship by end of class)
  7. Jr. Wethers (0-6 months)
  8. Jr. Wethers (7-12 months)
    • Champion & Reserve Champion Jr. Wether
  9. Sr. Wethers (1-4 years)
  10. Sr. Wethers (4 years and over)
    • Champion & Reserve Champion Sr. Wether
    • Grand Champion & Reserve Grand Champion Wether
  11. Jr. Does (0-6 months)
  12. Jr. Does (6-12 months)
  13. Jr. Does (12-24 months, never freshened)
    • Champion & Reserve Champion Jr. Doe
  14. Sr. Does (under 24 months, freshened)
  15. Sr. Does (2-4 years)
  16. Sr. Does (over 4 years)
    • Champion & Reserve Champion Sr. Doe
    • Grand Champion & Reserve Grand Champion Doe
  17. *Dam & Daughter (looking for improvement)
  18. *Breeder’s Trio (3 does, same herd – can be owned by someone other than the breeder)
  19. *Judge’s Choice (Best ‘A’, Best ‘B’, Best ‘C’ fleece)

* Note: Goats also must be shown in a sanctioned class (classes 1-4 or 7-16).

Special Notes: PBA rules to govern. All goats must have an
original Certificate of Registration to enter. The certificate must
be available during check-in and during the show. PBA Show
Rules are provided upon request. Contact the show coordinator
for more information.
The best wether fleece of the show receives the Sally McCarrick Memorial Award of $50, sponsored by the Wild Goat Women

ILR-Sanctioned Llama Show
The 2013 OFFF llama show features a performance show, ’fleece on’ and bagged-fleece classes, and a double halter show. In addition, there will be an area available to display show fleeces so bring your clean llama fleeces.

Show Times: Saturday at 8:00 am and Sunday at 8:30 am

Show Superintendent
Hal Koenig, 541/752-5434, Hal.Koenig@KoenigLlamas.com

Judges:
Maryan Baker, Riverside, CA, fiber and halter
Vanessa Benagh, Rushville, IN, performance and halter

Location: Ely Arena

Updates and forms are available at
http://www.koenigllamas.com/OFFF.asp

Saturday Show—Performance
Obstacle & Pleasure Driving
Youth Showmanship
NonBreeder Halter
Youth, Novice and Advanced Pack
Youth Costume (around noon)
Youth, Novice and Advanced Obstacle
Youth, Novice and Advanced PR
Fleece on and bagged fleece starts early on Saturday

Sunday Show—Halter
Suri Wool
Silky Wool
Classics
Light/Medium Wool
Heavy Wool
OFFF Diamond Award “Best of Show”
Get of Sire
Produce of Dam

Rabbit Exhibit and Sale

  1. General Livestock Rules apply. Note check-in times.
  2. Rabbit raisers are invited to apply to bring rabbits to the Festival for exhibit and sale.
  3. Limited vendor spaces are available in the rabbit area (10’x10’–$100). Contact Jan McMahon
  4. A minimum of two and a maximum of 8-10 adult (or equiva-lent juvenile), rabbits will be accepted for exhibit and/or sale. Maximum 4 cages per exhibitor.
  5. Rabbits must be at least 8 weeks old.
  6. All rabbits will be health checked before the Festival opens.
  7. Sales are by private treaty.
  8. Exhibitors will provide housing large enough for rabbits to turn freely.
  9. Cages must have bottom trays and must be marked with name and phone number.
  10. Exhibitor spaces are assigned based on application post-mark.

Contact Diana Cason with questions (503/585-3781).
Deadline for application is Sept. 15, 2013.

Comments are closed.