After visiting a couple of museums and shopping at Lehman’s (in this post) I drove back to Wooster for the Jacob Sheep Breeders Annual meeting.
The barn was filling with sheep and people. It was an experience to see that many Jacob sheep from many breeders all in one place. It was also fun to put faces to names that I know from my many years as Registrar for the Jacob Sheep Breeders Association.
The Friday night event was a fleece show.
Saturday morning began with a sheep show. At most sheep shows there are only classes for lambs and yearlings. It was nice to see the Aged Ram class…
…and Aged Ewe class.
These kids are already pros at showmanship.
JSBA President, Bob May, working with a well behaved lamb before entering the class.
Inspector, Royal Unzicker, had a lamb that wasn’t quite so cooperative.
A costume class followed the sheep classes. I can’t remember the name of this one now but it had something to do with a lamb dinner.
And the third that included a political statement.
Following the sheep show there were presentations in another building. Have I mentioned that during this visit Ohio was experiencing record-breaking heat?. I’m used to hot temperatures, but we don’t have the humidity that they do in other parts of the country. So attendees were glad to go into a building with A/C for the afternoon. There was a great presentation about parasite managment…
and another on preparing your fleeces to send to a wool mill by the owner of Round Barn Wool Mill.
We went back to the barn for an Inspector workshop. There were four of us inspectors there so we could proceed with inspections for sheep who were there and also answer questions for people who were watching.
Sheep weren’t the only animals at the fairgrounds on that weekend. It just so happened that there was a regional Longhorn show in another building.
I took photos of several sheep whose horns were impressive.
Another two-horn ram.
This is a ewe with an impressive horn set.
Sheep weren’t the only animals being traded at the show.
Another nice ram, if a little light in color.
Another nice 4-horn ewe…
…and two more.
The barn at the end of the day on Saturday. Lots of sheep and lots of sheep trading going on.