February 25 to March 5, 2022 Pride in our Past, Faith in our Future.
February 25 to March 5, 2022 Pride in our Past, Faith in our Future.

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.

2021 Winners

Grand Champion – Cayden Souza, Belleview Bald Eagles 4H

Reserve Grand ChampionErica Estrada, Dunnellon MS FFA

Class 1 – Erica Estrada, Dunnellon MS FFA

Class 2 –Erica Estrada, Dunnellon MS FFA

Class 3 – Cayden Souza, Belleview Bald Eagles 4H

Class 4Ashley Estrada, Dunnellon MS FFA

Record Book

JuniorCaylee Draper, Belleview Bald Eagles 4H

Intermediate – Kyle Rich, Ft. King MS FFA

SeniorHailey Constable, Belleview Bald Eagles 4H


  • CLICK HERE if you’d like to see the Coordinator’s Training Video (mostly regarding market animals, but it’s helpful info for Breed Lamb exhibitors too!)

Thank You Breeding Lamb Sponsors

ABC Auto Body

Affordable Auto Air & Care Inc

Broadbent DVM, LLC

Erwin Family – in memory of Cali Erwin

Ocala CEP

Conrad Tree Service

Deen’s Lawn & Landscape

Farm Credit of Florida

Herbert Counts Paving

HK Cattle & Farms

Ivy on the Square

Eva & Harvey Knowles

No Reins Trailers

Oak Haven Farm – Peter Van Note

Ocala Business Leaders

Ocala Equine Hospital

PiP Printing

Russ & Priscilla Randall

Sacred Silence Farm

Showcase Properties

Terri and Bobby Latner

Terry & Sherry Roberts

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.