Feb. 21-29, 2020 Home Made, Farm Fresh, Ranch Raised!
Feb. 21-29, 2020 Home Made, Farm Fresh, Ranch Raised!

Breeding Lamb

Show / Contest Coordinator

Ty Springer, 352-804-8201

More about the Breeding Lamb Contest

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, breed 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.

Each exhibitor must complete a record book detailing the specifics of their project.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is my child eligible? Any student 8 years of age and up, who is a member of a 4H club or FFA chapter, who lives in Marion County or attends a Marion County school.

How much does it cost? $10 entry fee, however if you are already showing a market lamb as well, the fee you pay for that animal exempts you from this fee.

Do we have to attend the Mandatory Meeting in September? Attendance is only required for those who are showing market animals.


Grand Champion – Casey Oliver, Belleview Bald Eagles 4H

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

Class 1 – Hailee Mitchell, Dunnellon MS FFA

Class 2 – Casey Oliver, Belleview Bald Eagles 4H

Class 3 – Tyler Getzlaff, WPHS FFA

Class 4 – Tyler Gietzlaff, WPHS FFA

Record Book

Junior – Ashley Estrada, Romeo Roundup 4H

Intermediate – Erica Estrada, Romeo Roundup 4H

Senior – Sofia Vives, Belleview Bald Eagles 4H

Thank You Breeding Lamb Sponsors

  • Purina Mills, LLC
  • Faith Hughes
  • Morning Glory Farm-Mike & Margie Conlan
  • Terri and Bobby Latner
  • Ocala Equine Hospital
  • The Erwin Family “In Memory of Kali”
  • Belleview Veterinary Hospital
  • Mike & Denise Deen
  • Farm Credit of Florida
  • Sherry & Terry Roberts
  • Ocala/Marion County Chamber & Economic Partnerships
  • Russ & Priscilla Randall
  • David Perry
  • Town & Country Animal Hospital
  • Center State Bank
  • Sparr Building and Farm Supply/Purina Feeds
  • Waggener Brothers Fence, LLC
  • Peter and Mary Lou Van Note
  • Conrad Tree Service
  • Mullins Automotive & Truck Service
  • Showcase Properties-Valerie Dailey, LLC
  • Neighborhood Storage Center
  • Farm Services

Sponsorship Opportunities

You Can Help

SEYF is a non-profit, and is reliant on help from the community in the form of donations of money, services and time.  Click below to get involved and help us help the youth of Marion County.