Monday - July 8, 2019
8:30 am - 11:00 am
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
- 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
E. Showing a weak staple or break in ber
F. Containing any excess burrs or other vegetable matter
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
- 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.