Feb. 19-27, 2021 Leave a legacy, live the tradition.
Feb. 19-27, 2021 Leave a legacy, live the tradition.

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.

2020 Winners

Grand Champion – Ashley Estrada, Dunnellon Middle FFA

Reserve Grand Champion – Tyler Getzlaff, West Port High FFA

Class 1 – Erica Estrada, Dunnellon MS FFA

Class 2 – Gracelynn Wicker, Boots & Buckles 4H

Class 3 – Tyler Getzlaff, WPHS FFA

Class 4Ashley Estrada, Dunnellon MS FFA

Record Book

JuniorEmma Blaire, Leading Lions 4H

Intermediate – Ashley Estrada, Dunnellon MS FFA

Senior – Sofia Vives, Belleview Bald Eagles 4H


Thank You Breeding Lamb Sponsors

ABC Auto Body
Affordable Auto Air & Care Inc
Erwin Family – in memory of Cali Erwin
Ocala/Marion County Chamber & Economic Partnerships
Farm Credit of Florida
Mullins Auto
Oak Haven Farm – Peter Van Note
Ocala Business Leaders
Ocala Equine Hospital
PiP Printing
Russ & Priscilla Randall
Roberts Funeral Home – Terry & Sherry Roberts
Rooks Consulting
Sacred Silence Farm
Showcase Properties-Valerie Dailey, LLC
Svinga Brothers
Terri and Bobby Latner

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.