Piscataquis Valley Fair
Youth Market Lamb Show and Auction
Ron & Cindy Storer, 231 Perkins Road, Charleston, Maine 04422 / (207) 285-3102

RULES & REGULATIONS

  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, 2003.
  2. All lambs will be registered with Ron & Cindy Storer, 231 Perkins Rd., Charleston, Me. 04422 by midnight July 15, 2004. 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 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 27, 2004. 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 27, 2004. 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 youth 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.
    Fitting
    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
    Showmanship
    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 (carcass)
    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

    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

Youth Market Lamb Challenge Course
1st Place Jacob Gankofskie
2nd Place Melinda Ogilvie
3rd Place Marjorie Hardy

Aaron and John Andries

Grand Champion Lamb

Youth Market Lamb Auction 2004
The annual Youth Market Lamb Auction was held at the Piscataquis Valley Fair in Dover-Foxcroft Friday evening, August 27. This is the culmination of many months of work by the youth who learned how to care for and show their animals.

The Grand Champion Lamb was raised by Jacob Gankofskie of Clinton. A trophy was given in the memory of Robert "Bob" Crocker by Cindy Crocker Storer and family. The successful bidder for this animal was New England Feeds. The Reserve Champion Lamb was raised by Aaron Andries of Dover-Foxcroft. The successful bidder was John Andries of Louisiana.

The Honorable Mention Lamb was raised by Marjorie Hardy of Farmington and the successful bidder was Tiltons Auction of Corinth. The top price received was $3.00 per pound with an average price of $2.63 per pound.

Bob Petersen, President of the Central Maine Sheep Breeders Association presented premium checks for the Grand Champion Lamb ($40), Reserve Champion Lamb ($30) and Honorable Mention Lamb($20).

Jacob Gankofskie won the Senior Fitting Award and Senior Showmanship Award. Aaron Andries won the Junior Fitting Award and Ashlie Hardy won the Junior Showmanship Award. The Challenge Course was won by Jacob Gankofskie with Melinda Ogilvie of Corinth second and Marjorie Hardy third.

The following people made this auction possible: Cindy and Ron Storer of Charleston for planning and coordinating the auction; Brian Mason of Pawlet, VT who judged the youth; Ken Andries, Extension Livestock Specialist for bringing the scales to the fairgrounds to weigh the lambs; Jeff Tilton of Tilton Livestock Auction in East Corinth for serving as the auctioneer, the Piscataquis Valley Fair Association for providing the opportunity to conduct the auction; and the buyers who made this a successful auction.

If you are interested in participating in the Youth Market Lamb Show next year, please contact Cindy and Ron Storer, phone 285-3102.


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