Livestock Division

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Our barn is not usable this year. At this point, we don’t know what we will have to work with, but have been told by the Event Center that they are “working on it”. Most likely it will be a large tent. At this time, we have no idea of the size or layout or even when we will know what we have to work with. Please be aware that things will be very different this year, and we may not be able to provide everything we have in the past. We need everyone’s cooperation and help to make this work. Extra volunteers are needed this year, especially on check-in day.

 If you are planning on vending at OFFF, including in the barn please note that there are new insurance rules

 If you are bringing animals and want a sale space, please send a separate check for the sales pen

 

To volunteer contact:

Livestock Division—Sheep
Jan McMahon, The Spinning Ewe Farm
503/632-3354
sheep@flockandfiberfestival.com 

Livestock Division—Goats
Carol Ronan, Ronan Country Fibers
541/597-4600
goats@flockandfiberfestival.com 

Livestock Division—Llama
Hal Koenig, Koenig Llamas
541/752-5434
llama@flockandfiberfestival.com 

Livestock Division—Rabbits
Tracy Vaughn 
541-288-6276
rabbits@flockandfiberfestival.com

Livestock Divisions (forms and information)

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, 2014.

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.
  • The Morris Culver Memorial Best Fleece Award.
  • OFFF Diamond Award Trophy and $100 cash award to the Supreme Grand Champions.
  • Please send a separate check for the sales pen. Also, insurance rules have changed; Insurance rules

 

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)

  • 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, 2014. Insurance Required on all sales pens (requirements)

 

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. Insurance required!

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.

 

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