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, 2002.
  2. All lambs will be registered with Ron & Cindy Storer, 231 Perkins Rd., Charleston, Me. 04422 by midnight July 14, 2003. 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 22, 2003. 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 22, 2003. 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

Youth Market Lamb Challenge Course
1st Place Ashley Landry
2nd Place Colleen Schofield
3rd Place Aaron Andrias
Market Lamb Show and Auction Results
The market lambs show started at 10 am. We had three entrants:
Colleen Schofield, 8 years old, from Troy she showed as a junior. She showed a Dorset Ram, weighing in at 94 lbs. She placed first in fitting and second in showmanship.

Ashley Hardy, 8 years old, from Farmington she showed as a junior. She showed a Dorset, Ram, weighing in at 131 lbs. She placed second in fitting and first in showmanship.

Aaron Andries, 8 years old, from Dover-Foxcroft and showed as a junior. He showed a Suffolk Ram, weighing in at 82 lbs. He placed third in fitting and third in showmanship.

In the market lamb class the animal is judged on the meat quality. All were judged as Prime with Colleen Schofield lamb being placed in the Grand Champion pen, Ashley Hardy lamb being placed in the Reserve Champion pen, and Aaron Andries being placed in the Honorable Mention pen.

Colleen Schofield from Troy & Tilton's Auction from East Corinth

Ashlie Hardy from Farmington & Herring Brothers from Guilford

Aaron Andries from Dover-Foxcroft sold to PR Webster of Windham

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.

Colleen Schofield from Troy sold hers to Tilton's Auction in East Corinth for $2.25 a lb. totalling $211.50.
Ashlie Hardy from Farmington sold hers to Herring Brothers in Guilford for $2.25 a lb. totalling 299.75.
Aaron Andries from Dover-Foxcroft sold his to PR Webster for $2.25 a lb. totalling $184.50.

Thanks are extended to all the buyers

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