Piscataquis Valley Fair
Youth Market Lamb Show and Auction
Contact: Ron & Cindy Storer 285-3102


  1. Entries are open to girls and boys in the State of Maine who are enrolled in an approved Youth Market Lamb Project. Participants must have reached their 7th birthday and not passed their 19th birthday, as of midnight December 31, 2001.
  2. All lambs will be registered with Ron & Cindy Storer, 231 Perkins Rd., Charleston, Me. 04422 by midnight July 14, 2002. Lambs should be tagged and the number reported.
  3. All lambs exhibited must follow the guidelines of the Piscataquis County Youth Lamb Project. All exhibitors are required to care for and show their own animals. Each exhibitor is allowed one market lamb.
  4. No lamb may be exhibited in competition that cannot be managed and led by the person showing the animal without the help from others.
  5. All market lambs exhibited at the Piscataquis Valley Fair must be sold at Auction.
  6. Market lambs must be on the grounds by 8:00 A.M. Friday, August 23, 2002. Each member must accompany his or her lambs. 8:30 A.M. is the time of weighing.
  7. The Market Lamb Show will start at 10:00 AM. Members must wear white shirts with no printing. Solid colored long pants are required (no blue jeans). Be neat and presentable. Lambs must be shown with halters.
  8. Ram lambs will be disqulified for entry to the show and auction.
  9. Lambs will be shown and graded into the following groups: Prime, Choice, Good, Fair and Poor.
  10. After the lambs are graded, there will be selected a Grand Champion, Reserve Champion and Honorable Mention.
  11. Lambs will be sold at auction on Friday, August 23, 2002. The auction will start at 7:00 P.M. Each member must be present.
  12. Lambs become the property of the buyer as soon as they are sold.
  13. The auction is open to all responsible persons. Only one bid will be accepted from a Youth member or representative of a member.
  14. All animals exhibited must meet the health and identification requirements of the State of Maine, Department of Agriculture as listed in the rules and regulations of the Livestock Department.
  15. All Piscataquis Youths enrolled in the market lamb project must participate in the Challenge Course to be eligible to sell their lambs at the Youth auction.
  16. Failure to comply with any rule will be just cause for disqualification from the show and/or auction and/or forfeiture of all premiums.
  17. Piscataquis Valley Fair reserves the right to amend and add to these rules and regulations.

    Market Lamb Premiums Challenge Course
    To Test How Well The Lambs Have Been Raised To Lead.
    1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th
    $10 $9 $8 $7 $6 $5 $4 $3 $2 $1
    Trophy to Junior and Senior Champions
    1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th
    $10 $9 $8 $7 $6 $5 $4 $3 $2 $1
    Trophy to Junior and Senior Champions
    1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th
    $10 $9 $8 $7 $6 $5 $4 $3 $2 $1

    Market Lamb Class
    All lambs in Prime Group $10
    All lambs in Choice Group $8
    All lambs in Good Group $6
    All lambs in Fair Group $4
    All lambs in Poor Group $2

    Grand Champion & Reserve Champion - Trophies
    Honorable Mention - Rosette; All Others - Ribbon

Market Lamb Show and Auction Results
The market lambs show started at 10 am. We had three entrants:
Ashlie Hardy, 7 years old, from Farmington showed as a junior. This was Ashlie's first year. She showed a Katadin weighing in at 93 lbs. She placed first in fitting and showmanship.

Megan Crocker, 12 years old, from Charleston showed as a senior. This was Megan's 5th year. She showed a Suffolk weighing in at 105 lbs. She placed first in fitting and showmanship.

Amanda Crocker, 9 years old, from Charleston showed as a senior. This was Amanda's 3rd year. She showed a Suffolk weighing in at 102 lbs. She placed 2nd in fitting and showmanship.

In the market lamb class the animal is judged on the meat quality. All were judged as Prime with Amanda Crocker's lamb being placed in the Grand Champion pen, Megan Crocker's lamb being placed in the Reserve Champion pen, and Ashlie Hardy's being placed in the Honorable Mention pen.

The Market Lamb Obstacle course was held after the open sheep show. This activity allows the market lamb participants to show how well their lambs lead. Megan Crocker placed First, Amanda Crocker placed 2nd and Ashlie Hardy placed third.

Youth Market Lamb Auction

The auction is the last activity of the day.
The auction allows the market lamb entrants the opportunity to learn to build a market for their product. All the entrants worked hard this year to raise and market their lambs.

Amanda Crocker sold hers to Tilton's Auction for $2.00/lbs
Megan Crocker sold hers to Tilton's Auction for $2.00/lbs
Ashlie Hardy sold her market lamb to Clark Livestock for $2.00/lbs.

Thanks are extended to all the buyers!

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