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Sheep showing

Discussion in 'Showing Your Herd' started by WolfeMomma, May 3, 2018.

  1. May 3, 2018
    WolfeMomma

    WolfeMomma Loving the herd life

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    Do your sheep have to be registered to do shows? Im just looking for something small that my kids could do for practice, a fall fair or something?
     
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    West Tx

    West Tx Just born

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    Depends on where your located. As far as 4h though, you can show just about whatever. In Texas there's lots of small "practice" shows and its really about the kids. Even though the "big dogs" are there, everyone is happy to have the kid with the pasture lamb out there doing it all for the right reasons. Side Box Warning: Showing and competitiveness can become addicting! LOL!
     
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    WolfeMomma

    WolfeMomma Loving the herd life

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    ok, Ill have to inquire around. I have really struggled with 4h around here. I don't know anyone involved in it. And when I do email people and call. I either get no call backs or no emails, no facebook replies ect. It really doesn't look good on them when I can't even get ahold of anyone so i can get my children enrolled :(
     
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    Girlies' Mum

    Girlies' Mum Overrun with beasties

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    I have to ask as there are so many references to it on this site. What is 4H please? (I'm from the UK)
     
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    OneFineAcre

    OneFineAcre Herd Master

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    Youth organization focused on agriculture and livestock.
     
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    Latestarter

    Latestarter Novice; "Practicing" Animal Husbandry Golden Herd Member

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    I believe it comes from their pledge when joining: 4-H pledge: "I pledge my head to clearer thinking, my heart to greater loyalty, my hands to larger service, and my health to better living, for my club, my community, my country, and my world."
     
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  7. May 8, 2018
    Girlies' Mum

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    Thank you! we have no such thing and it sounds a really good idea.
     
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    Athena2344

    Athena2344 Chillin' with the herd

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    If you want to show wether, castrated males, they a won't be registered, if you want to show for breeding, they have to be registered.
     
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    U B Ewe

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    No. A breed registration is not for needed most shows. Breed specific shows many times require breed registration.
    A good place for more information is your local Extension office. Or a local Grange. If you can not find a local Grange contact The National Grange www.nationalgrange.org Their phone number is 202-628-3507. They can help you get in touch with a local Grange.
     
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    WolfeMomma

    WolfeMomma Loving the herd life

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    This is a bit of an older post, we decided to stick with registered sheep . But thank you for your reply and information!