Open Wool Fleece Contest

Monday - July 9, 2018
8:30 am - 11:00 am

Exhibit Hall, Lincoln County Fairgrounds

Fleece samples entered from 8:30-11:00 am. Judging at 11:00 am.
Monday, July 9th – Exhibit Hall
8:30 – 11:00 am – Judging at 11:00am
Mary Anne Kemper and Teresa O’Hanlon, Co-Chairpersons

1. Eligibility of Fleeces:
In order to compete for prizes, each fleece must: (a) have been shorn in 2018; (b) represent not more
than 12 months growth except that in the case of yearling fleeces 18 months growth will be allowed.
Qualifications: Any fleece entered in competition at the Wool Show will be discriminated against if:
A. Showing any paint or tar brands (soluble branding fluids permissible)
B. Showing excessive dung locks or tags
C. Discolored by excessive moisture
D. Cotted
E. Showing a weak staple or break in fiber
F. Containing any excess burrs or other vegetable matter
2. Preparation of Fleeces:
Fleeces will be skirted and may be tied with paper fleece twine, flesh side out, or controlled in a manner to allow their being handled without falling apart.
3. Fleeces should be entered on Monday July 9, 8:30 to 11:00 a.m. at the Main Exhibit Hall at the Lincoln County Fairgrounds.
4. Premiums will be paid on 1st through 4th places in each class. Premiums will be: 1st – $7; 2nd – $6; 3rd – $5; 4th – $4.
Overall Champion (Best of Show) will receive $10.00 additional premium.
5. Fleece classes will be:
0400 Fine White Wool (example: Corriedale, Rambouillet)
0401 Medium White Wool (example: Dorset, Montadale; Polypay)
0402 Long/Coarse White Wool (example: Lincoln, Romney, Border Leiscester)
0403 Fine Natural Colored Wool
0404 Medium Natural Colored Wool
0405 Long/Coarse Natural Colored Wool
0406 Medium Cream Colored Wool (example: Suffolk: Oxford; Shropshire. Hampshire; Southdown)
0407 Double Coated White Fleece
0408 Double Coated Natural Colored Fleece
6. Classes may be broken at the discretion of judge and/or chairs.
NOTE: The examples are the same for Fine (0400 and 0403), Medium (0401 and 0404), and Long/Coarse White Wool (0402 and 0405). Each class will accept crossbred fleeces of its definition. Double coated refers to Llama, Alpaca and Churro breeds.