Juniors

2017 Lincoln Longwool Junior Futurity Program

by Site Admin on May 11, 2017

The NLSBA will once again be offering a futurity program for ewes. Rules and the point record form can be found on the Junior page and will be updated for 2017. New this year: yearling ewes that were purchased and shown as futurity nominated lambs in 2016 can be nominated again as a yearling. The yearling must have been nominated as a ewe lamb.

If you have questions on the futurity program, please contact Mindy Reid: wyncrest2003@yahoo.com

Youth Conservationist Program Applications Open

by Site Admin on February 8, 2017

Know of any youth who are interested in raising heritage sheep breeds? The Youth Conservationist Program (YCP) can help them get started! The YCP is a way to enable youth to experience the joys and responsibilities of conserving heritage wool breeds of sheep, and a chance to raise heritage breeds that may not be common in their area. Yearling ewes are donated from breeders who are willing to mentor the recipient and help them establish their own flock. Recipients are expected to fulfill the requirements of the YCP by promoting their particular breed of sheep and using the wool from their own animal. The donors and recipients meet at the festival for the presentation and exchange of ownership of the ewe. In 2016, 15 registered ewes were awarded to 15 aspiring young shepherds.

Youth interested in applying for the 2017 Youth Conservationist Program need to be between 9 and 18 years old. If selected, youth must be present to receive the ewe at the Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival on the Sunday of the event. They must agree to exhibit the ewe at least twice in 2017 at:
1. a county fair or local sheep show; and
2. the State Fair in the state where the recipient lives.

They must also agree to breed the ewe to a registered ram in the fall of 2017, and must agree to either use the ewe’s fleece to personally make a woolen item or sell the fleece to a spinner, felter, or weaver. Finally, they must submit a one-to-two page report, with pictures to the donor breeder by April 30, 2018.

Applications from interested youth must be postmarked by April 1, 2017. In the application/essay the youth should describe themselves, their experience with animals, explain their interest in sheep, and answer the question: “Why would I like to help preserve a heritage breed of sheep?” The total application/essay should be no more than 2 pages in length. The application must include address, phone and, if available, email address. The applicant should indicate if they wish to be considered for a particular breed or any of the breeds available. Each applicant must also include a “letter of recommendation” from his or her 4-H Advisor, FFA Advisor, Veterinarian, Teacher, or Clergy.

Interested young people should contact Elaine Ashcraft for an updated list of breeds available, and then submit their letter of application/essay to: Elaine Ashcraft, 46118 CR 58, Coshocton, Ohio 43812 or by email: tankewe_cr58@yahoo.com.

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!

Results of the Northeast Youth Sheep Show

by Site Admin on August 6, 2016

Each July, the New England Sheep & Wool Growers Association hosts the Northeast Youth Sheep Show at the Big E Fairgrounds in West Springfield, Mass. This year’s 32nd annual show was held July 14-17th. As usual there was a nice turnout of Junior Lincoln breeders in both white and natural colored. Congratulations to Jakob Leary (MA) who won Champion Ram with his junior ram lamb and also won Champion Ewe with his Yearling Ewe. Terence Blake (MA) won Reserve Champion Ram with his yearling ram and Wyeth Joas (NH) won Reserve Champion Ewe with the second place yearling ewe. Terence Blake was also on the winning Quiz Bowl team. This is a well run show that gives Junior members of our organization more experience showing their animals, as well as the opportunity to participate in showmanship classes, skillathons and quiz bowls.

NEYSS Results

Youth from all over the country attended this year’s All-American Junior Sheep Show held 6/30-7/3 at Michigan State University. Congratulations to Sabrina Richert from Indiana on winning the Top Gun award! Also a big congratulations to Nathan Hanson from WI for placing 1st out of 38 in the Senior Division Judging Contest! Laura Millikan from IN won champion Lincoln fleece in the wool show. This show is a great experience for youth and also offers many contests including judging, skillathon, and even logo design. Information on the location of next year’s show to come soon!

2016 All American Results Lincoln

Champion Lincoln Ewe, First place White Yearling Ewe, Shown by Nathan Hanson, WI

Reserve Champion Lincoln Ewe. Second place White Yearling Ewe. Shown by Tayler Garges, PA

Champion Lincoln Ram. First place White Junior Ram Lamb. Shown by Nathan Hanson, WI

Reserve Champion Lincoln Ram. First place Natural Colored Junior Ram Lamb. Shown by Rebecca Starkenburg, WI

Upcoming Summer 2016 Youth Shows

by Site Admin on May 31, 2016

There are several youth shows coming up this summer that are great opportunities for youth to improve showmanship, make new friends, and win great prizes.

All-American Junior Sheep Show (Michigan State University)- June 30th to July 3rd, 2016
This youth show includes many contests, quiz bowls, clinics, a pizza party and bbq, and a basketball tournament. The show is open to all youth 21 years old and younger. This is one youth show not to be missed!

The AAJS entry deadline was May 25th, but late entries are still being accepted!
For more information about this event, please visit www.allamericanjuniorshow.com

Northeast Youth Sheep Show (Eastern States Exposition Fairgrounds, West Springfield, MA)
The NEYSS is the premier all-breed junior sheep show in the northeast, attracting over 200 youth exhibitors showing close to 800 head of sheep. The show is open to all youth 21 years old and younger.

Highlights of the NEYSS include:

  • Breeding Sheep Show
  • Market Lamb Show
  • Fleece Show
  • Fitting & Showmanship Classes
  • Skill-a-thon, Quiz Bowl & Clinics
  • Family Fun Night, Pizza Party & Ice Cream Social
  • New England Private Treaty Sale & Used Equipment Auction

The NEYSS is sponsored by New England Sheep & Wool Growers Association (NESWGA) and is supported by individual, local, and national breed associations and sponsors.
The NEYSS entry deadline is June 15th.
For more information about this event, or to learn about New England Sheep & Wool Growers Association, please visit www.nesheep.org.

NAILE 2015 Junior Sheep Show

by Site Admin on May 21, 2016

Beca Breckenridge - Grand Champion Ewe

Beca Breckenridge - Reserve Champion Ram

Beca Breckenridge - Best Fleece

NLSBA 2015 Overall Futurity Results

by Site Admin on December 7, 2015

Futurity 2015

White Division:
1st: Laurie Baughman – Radar 448 – Rader’s Lincolns, IL

Colored Division:
1st place : Laurie Baughman – Radar 444 – Rader’s Lincolns, IL
2nd place: Terrence Blake – Klingelhofer 1454 – Klingelhofer, MD
3rd place: Brittany Anderson – Reid 14-51 – Wyncrest Farms, MO
4th place: Laurie Baughman – Klingelhofer 1501 – Klingelhofer, MD
5th place: Laurie Baugman – Reid 15-23 – Wyncrest Farms, MO

Laurie will only get credit for 2 of her black lambs, as according to rules we only allow 2 lambs per color per child. But wanted to include that we had that many lambs in the program. As it was a great year!