Market Lamb

Grand Champion-

Division Coordinator: Ty Springer

Important Dates

MANDATORY MEETING: Tuesday, September 4, 2018 @ 6:00pm  *SELP Lamb Pick-Up: Monday, October 15, 2018 @ 4:00pm @ SELP  *MOCK LAMB SHOW – January 5, 2019 @ 9:00am, SELP       * LAMB SHEARING – TBA


***NEW*** A lamb affidavit stating your lamb was bred in Florida is no longer required.  You may purchase your lamb from ANY breeder from ANY state.  

Skill-a-thon Info. – Sheep Production

Skill-a-thon Rules

SEYF Lamb market show lesson

2018 Lamb Buyer List

More about the Lamb Project

Sheep are a unique animal with a rich past and gentle demeanor. For 10,000 years, they have provided humanity with food, clothing, and shelter. The care of sheep has often been delegated to the younger generation, and that tradition continues at the Southeastern Youth Fair. Unlike the larger livestock projects that often need parental and teacher supervision with the project animal, the market lambs are more easily managed completely by the exhibitors themselves. The smaller size of this livestock project does not negate the need for training. Although generally gentle in nature, lambs are easily frightened and require a big dose of patient handling to prepare for the show ring. The goal of each exhibitor is to present to the judge a lamb that is well-balanced and carries good muscling and thickness.Therefore, exercise becomes a key to the training process and many students walk their lambs over a mile each day. In order to give the judge the best look at the balance of their individual lamb, the exhibitors work hard to train their lambs to stand square and to maintain that position for up to ten minutes. Although it is not a requirement, many handlers become so attuned with their lambs that they are able to show with no halter whatsoever. The exhibitors must also complete a record book detailing the work they have done on this project in order to compete with their animal. The Grand and Reserve Champions in the Market Show receive an added bonus in this project: a blanket, made from the wool taken from the sheep shearing in late January, is awarded to these winners as a special reminder of their achievement.

Premier Exhibitor-

Lamb Care Links

Parasite Control Market Lamb Sheep Project Copper Toxicity in Sheep

Sheep 101 Info Foot Rot from Sheep External Parasites of Sheep & Goats


Market Lamb Show

Grand Champion – Sofia Vives, West Port HS FFA

Reserve Grand Champion – Carson Oliver, Belleview Bald Eagles 4H

Edsel Rowan Award –Emily Buchovich, Vanguard HS FFA


Reserve Grand Champion-

Premier Exhibitor – Sofia Vives, West Port HS FFA

Class 1 – Liberty MS, FFA Gavin Gaboury

Class 2 – Cooper Stewart, Pot of Gold 4H

Class 3 – Ryleigh Gladdin, Vanguard HS FFA

Class 4 – Patrick Sharp, Caprine 4H

Class 5 – Carson Oliver, Belleview Bald Eagles 4H

Class 6 – Sofia Vives, West Port HS FFA

Class 7 – Casey Oliver,  Belleview Bald Eagles 4H


Edsel Rowan Award-

Class 8 – Caleb Smith, Wild & Country 4H

Record Book

Junior – Breanna Lopez, Stars & Strips 4H

Intermediate – Kolten SMith, Shady 4H

Senior – Sofia Vives, West Port HS FFA


Junior – Caleb Smith, Wild & Country 4H

Intermediate – Kaden Smith, Shady 4H

Senior – Tyler Gietzlaff, West Port HS FFA


Junior – Reese Swearingen, Wild & Country 4H

Intermediate – Jasmine Lopez, Stars & Stripes 4H

Senior – Emily DiMichele, Belleview HS FFA


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