Department F – Sheep



Premiums Offered


Jeremy Geerts, Superintendent

Phone 815/499-0099

All Entries Must Be In Writing Or Completed On-line.

Entries close Saturday before the fair, at Noon

 All animals must be in pens by 4:00 PM Wednesday, ready for judging. 

 All animals to be entitled to a premium must be entered in their class and must be purebred.

Superintendent reserves the right to reject any animal found to be in a unsound condition.  If an animal is brought to the barn in an unsound condition the exhibitor will forfeit all entries.

 Papers will be checked.  Only first prize winners will be checked. Only first prize winners will be eligible to show in Champion Class.

All pair and flock entries must have been previously shown in individual classes.

Lamb class break – all breeds – January 1st of current year.

No exhibitor will be awarded more than two prizes in any one class.

No exhibitor will be allowed to show more than three breeds.

See health requirements governing exhibits in the class.  All sheep must have Scrapie ear tag required by the IL Department of Agriculture. 

Entry Fee – $3.00 Per Drive;

Pens – $3.00

Membership Ticket – $20.00

Helpers Ticket – $12.00

  One Helpers Ticket is available for each ten head of sheep exhibited.  

All exhibitors must have Premise I. D. number on entry form.

 Persons exhibiting must first secure a Membership Ticket.  Awards made by a single expert judge. 


Judging will be Friday morning at 9:00 A.M. starting with wethers, with breeding stock to follow. 

 Animals will be released at 1:00 PM Saturday. 

Lamb classes break: Cheviot, Shropshire, Oxford, Southdown split on February 15.  Corriedale, Dorset, Hampshire, Suffolk, Montdale on January 1.

Premiums: 1st-$22.00, 2nd-$20.00, 3rd-$18.00, 4th-$16.00, 5th-$13.00, 6th-$10.00, 7th-$8.00

Champion Ram of Breed    $15.00

Res. Champ. Ram of Breed      $10.00

Champion Ewe of Breed           $15.00

Res. Champ. Ewe of Breed       $10.00

Champion Mixed Pair of Lambs    $75.00

Reserve Champion Mixed Pair of Lambs   $50.00

3RD Place Champion Mixed Pair of Lambs   $30.00

Trophies will be awarded to:

Champion Ewe Overall $125.00

Reserve Ewe Overall         $75.00

3rd Place Ewe Overall     $50.00

Champion Ram Overall   $125.00

Reserve Ram Overall       $75.00

3rd Place Ram Overall     $50.00

Judging to be decided on the best type, uniformity of type of flock exhibited in general fitting, condition, and appearance.


YEARLING RAM501516531546561576591606621636650
SENIOR RAM LAMB502517532547562577592607622637651
JUNIOR RAM LAMB503518533548563578593608623638652
PAIR OF RAM LAMBS504519534549564579594609624639653

YEARLING EWE506521536551566581596611626641655
PAIR OF YEARLING EWES507522537552567582597612627642656
SENIOR EWE LAMB508523538553568583598613628643657
JUNIOR EWE LAMB509524539554569584599614629644658
PAIR OF EWE LAMBS510525540555570585600615630645659

PEN OF 3 LAMBS (BOTH SEXES)512527542557572587602617632647661
Mixed Pair of Lambs (Ram & Ewe)513528543558573588603618633648662
FLOCK (ram any age, 3 ewes, 1 yearling, and 2 ewe lambs)514529544559574589604619634649663