Lincoln County, MO Fair

JULY 14-18, 2020

COUNTDOWN TO THE FAIR

Monday - July 8, 2019
8:30 am - 11:00 am

Location
Exhibit Hall, Lincoln County Fairgrounds

Open Wool Fleece Contest
Monday, July 8th – Exhibit Hall
8:30 – 11:00 a.m. – Judging at 11:00 a.m. Mary Anne Kemper and Teresa O’Hanlon, Co-Chairpersons

  1. Eligibility of Fleeces:
    In order to compete for prizes, each eece must: (a) have been shorn in 2019; (b) represent not more than 12 months growth except that in the case of yearling eeces 18 months growth will be allowed. Quali cations: Any eece entered in competition at the Wool Show will be discriminated against if:

    A. Showing any paint or tar brands (soluble branding uids permissible) B. Showing excessive dung locks or tags
    C. Discolored by excessive moisture
    D. Cotted

    E. Showing a weak staple or break in ber

    F. Containing any excess burrs or other vegetable matter

  2. Preparation of Fleeces:

    Fleeces will be skirted and may be tied with paper eece twine, esh side out, or controlled in a

    manner to allow their being handled without falling apart.

  3. Fleeces should be entered on Monday July 8, 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 eeces of its de nition. Double coated refers to Llama, Alpaca and Churro breeds.


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