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NAILE 2016 Junior Show Results

by Site Admin on November 14, 2016

The NAILE Junior Lincoln show took place on Sunday, November 13th. Results for the Lincoln show have already been posted, but we are still waiting on showmanship results.

Congratulations to the following winners:

Junior White Lincoln Show
Champion Ram- Tayler Garges, PA
Reserve Champion Ram- Blake Campbell, OH
Champion Ewe- Justin Taylor, WI
Reserve Champion Ewe- Tayler Garges, PA
Best Fleece- Tayler Garges, PA

Junior Natural Colored Lincoln Show
Champion Ram- Justin Taylor, WI
Reserve Champion Ram- Blake Campbell, OH
Champion Ewe- Brittany Anderson, MO
Reserve Champion Ewe- Blake Campbell, OH
Best Fleece- Adrianna Via, OH

Futurity Winners
White Lincoln- Laurie Baughman, purchased from Diane Klingelhofer
Natural Colored Lincoln, Laurie Baughman, purchased from Rader Lincolns

Big thank you to Mindy Reid for helping to organize and run the show, and for providing awesome prizes for the kids! We are in need of sponsors still, so if you are interested, please contact Mindy at: wyncrest2003@yahoo.com

Stay tuned throughout the week for photos and updates. Don’t forget you can stream Thursday’s Lincoln show at: www.livestockexpo.org/livestream.html

NAILE 2016 Junior Show Results

Tayler Garges, Junior Show Champion Ram, White Lincoln
Blake Campbell, Junior Show Reserve Champion Ram, White Lincoln
Justin Taylor, Junior Show Champion Ewe, White Lincoln
Tayler Garges, Junior Show Reserve Champion Ewe, White Lincoln
Tayler Garges, Junior Show Best Fleece, White Lincoln
Justin Taylor, Junior Show Champion Ram, Natural Colored Lincoln
Blake Campbell, Junior Show Reserve Champion Ram, Natural Colored Lincoln
Brittany Anderson, Junior Show Champion Ewe, Natural Colored Lincoln
Blake Campbell, Junior Show Reserve Champion Ewe, Natural Colored Lincoln
Addy Via, Junoir Show Best Fleece, Natural Colored Lincoln
Laurie Baughman, Top Futurity Lamb, White Lincoln, purchased from Rader Lincolns
Laurie Baughman, Top Futurity Lamb, Natural Colored Lincoln, purchased from Diane Klingelhofer
Awesome prizes for the Junior Show!

NLSBA Members Visit UK Lincoln Breeders

by Site Admin on November 4, 2016

Members of the National Lincoln Sheep Breeder’s Association headed to the United Kingdom in September to meet with breeders and tour the countryside. The trip was held September 23rd to 30th and 18 breeders from coast to coast attended. This the third time the trip was held and provided a great opportunity to network with UK breeders and learn about their genetics and grazing practices.

The first day was spent touring the historical city of York, complete with Yorkshire Pudding and beer. On Sunday 9/25, we headed to the small town of Masham to watch their sheep show at the Masham Sheep Fair. Rod Dart from Illinois had the opportunity to judge the Lincoln show!

The next several days were spent visiting flocks in Lincolnshire and Leistershire. We visited Martyn Robinson’s flock in North Lincolnshire. He has a commercial flock of 300 ewes and a breeding flock of Lincolns. We also visited Keith & Ro Harding’s Swepstone Lincoln Longwool flock in Leicester. Keith has nearly 50 Lincolns and also raises British White cattle. Chris and Steve Higgins also joined us at the Harding’s with some of their “Shadow” (Natural Colored) Lincolns. Each flock visit included a judging contest followed by an afternoon of tea, scones and delightful conversation.

While there, we also had the opportunity to visit the Melton Mowbray Market where over 4,000 sheep were being auctioned for meat, for finishing and even as breeding groups. On Wednesday 9/28, we visited the British Wool Marketing Board where over 90% of all the wool produced in the UK is marketed! This was truly an eye opening experience for everyone in the group, as we do not have any structure like this in the states!

Our trip concluded with a visit to the iconic Risby Flock of Lincoln Longwools. Along with another judging contest, wonderful cheeses and a pig roast, we were treated with gorgeous views of Lincolnshire and surrounding landscape. This area is where Lincolns truly originated.

This trip provided an amazing opportunity to learn the history of our breed, network with breeders from the UK, and tour the county with like-minded people. Stay tuned for a more detailed summary of the trip in an upcoming newsletter!

Examinging the Steve Higgin's Shadow flock
Group shot at Martyn and Ro's
Harvey Warrick (MI) in his famous Lincoln wig at the Masham Sheep Festival
Lunchtime at the Melton Mowbray Market
Maryn Robinson's flock of Lincoln ewes
Our group and some friends at the Risby Flock
Our group and tour guides at the British Wool Marketing Board
Rod Dart (IL), Keith Harding (UK) and Emmaline Long (NY) with the champion ram at the Masham Sheep Fair
Sheep for auction at the Melton Mowbray Market
Touring the skirting facilities at the British Wool Marketing Board

Lincoln Longwool Show at NAILE 2016

by Site Admin on October 28, 2016

The North American International Livestock Exposition (NAILE) in Louisville, KY is coming up quickly! This is the largest all-breed, purebred livestock exposition in the nation and we are excited to be a part of it annually.

The show will begin Friday, November 11 with Junior Showmanship beginning at 10:00am and will run all day until completed. The Lincoln Junior Show will be held on Saturday in Ring 1 and they will be following the Cotswolds, Romney, Shetland classes. Lead Line will begin at 4:00, also on Friday November 11.

The open sheep show will be held on Thursday, November 17. The overall show begins at 8:00am in Ring 1, with the Lincoln Longwool show followed the Natural Colored show. White Lincolns will show first and then the Natural Colored’s will show after the White Show is complete.

Live Streaming can be watched from the Louisville website at: www.livestockexpo.org/livestream.html and all webcasts will be available after the show.

There will also be a raffle with the proceeds going to the Junior program for awards and the futurity program.

Come join the fun as we have a lot going on and will have a meeting after the open show for the exhibitors.

There are great awards packages planned for the show and it should be very exciting for the juniors and all! We are looking forward to a great week!

For more information, please contact Mindy Reid at wyncrest2003@yahoo.com.

For information on admissions and parking, please visit: www.livestockexpo.org/informationAdmission.html

2016 Northeast Regional Lincoln Show at the Big E

by Site Admin on October 24, 2016

Thank you everyone who attended the 2016 Northeast Regional Lincoln Show at the Big E this year. We had another impressive turnout with breeders from across the Northeast and Midwest. This was the centennial anniversary of the festival. Mark your calendars for next year’s show on Sunday, September 24th!

2016 Big E Results

Best Fleece White Lincoln and Junior Show Champion White Lincoln Ram, Garges Girls 40, Shown by Tayler Garges, Telford, PA
Champion Natural Colored Lincoln Ewe, Intermediate Ewe Lamb Wind Valley 1605, Shown by Wind Valley Farm, Oakham, MA
Champion Natural Colored Lincoln Ram, Junior Ram Lamb Wind Valley 1614, Shown by Wind Valley Farm, Oakham, MA
Champion White Lincoln Ewe, Yearling Ewe Boersma 15216, Shown by Beverly Boersma, Murphysboro, IL
Champion White Lincoln Ram, Yearling Ram Boersma 15209, Shown by Beverly Boersma, Murphysboro, IL
Junior Show Champion White Lincoln Ram, Garges Girls 32, Shown by Tayler Garges, Telford, PA
Junior Show Reserve Champion White Lincoln Ewe, Garges Girls 34, Shown by Tayler Garges, Telford, PA
Junior Show Reserve Champion White Lincoln Ram, Garges Girls 47, Shown by Eva Garges, Telford, PA
Reserve Champion Natural Colored Lincoln Ewe and Best Fleece Natural Colored Lincoln, Intermediate Ewe Lamb C Weston 244, Shown by Christina Weston, Hancock, NH
Reserve Champion Natural Colored Lincoln Ram, Senior Ram Lamb Kruse 16309, Shown by Jonathan Kruse, Effingham, IL
Reserve Champion White Lincoln Ewe, Yearling Ewe Class 2 Locust Grove 536 Helsey, Shown by Debbie Vanderwende, Greenwood, DE
Reserve Champion White Lincoln Ram, Junior Ram Lamb Locust Grove 596 Delano, Shown by Debbie Vanderwende, Greenwood, DE