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Futurity Kickoff, Heartland Southdown Classic, NEYSS, All American, MJPS

Junior National Southdown Futurity Kickoff: The Junior Southdown National Futurity Kick-off Show is just around the corner.  This Memorial Day event will be an excellent opportunity to rack up a substantial number of points in the race for the 2015 Futurity.  Bring out your recently purchased and futurity-nominated ewe lambs, yearling ewes, and wethers for a two-day show, judged by two different judges.  Points from both shows will count.  In addition to futurity-nominated Southdowns, bring along your fall and spring-born ram lambs and any other sheep you may have in your show flock for this year.  To assist you in enhancing your knowledge and success with Southdowns, there will be an educational event.  Download information and entry for this event to be held in Joliet, Illinois:  2015 Futurity Kickoff And you may also follow the Facebook page here:   Jr National Southdown Futurity Kickoff

Heartland Southdown Classic: The Indiana Southdown Association is hosting the Heartland Southdown Classic, a regional junior show on Saturday, June 13th at the Willoughby Livestock Facility in Sheridan, Indiana.  Classes include Fall and Spring rams; Yearling, Fall, and Spring ewes; Wethers; and showmanship classes for Juniors, Intermidiates, and Seniors.  There will be a special Indiana bred and shown division that is open to any Indiana junior showing a sheep that was born in Indiana.  “The Perfect Fit”, a special educational clinic to review proper Southdown fitting technique, will take place after check-in and before the show.  The committee is seeking sponsorship of the event – use this form if interested in supporting this event: 2015 Heartland Classic Sponsor Form .  The entry form: 2015 Heartland Southdown Classic entry form You may follow the Facebook page here:  Heartland Southdown Classic

Northeast Youth Sheep Show: Here is a great opportunity for Youth Sheep Showman – two great shows at the same fairgrounds, one week apart in July.  This year, the North East Youth Sheep Show will be held a week earlier than usual   making it closer in time to the All American Junior Show. The North East Youth Show dates are July 10 thru 12, 2015.  Both youth events will be held in the Mallary Livestock Complex at the Eastern States Exposition Fairgrounds in West Springfield, Massachusetts.  Both shows are open to Youths Exhibitors 21 years old and younger as of January 1st (unless otherwise stated by  breed requirements). But, the North East Youth Sheep Show is open to all kids 21 years and under as of January 1st.  Read more about NEYSS here:  NEYSS Press Release 2015 Follow this event on Facebook at:  NEYSS

All American Junior Show: Plans for the 2015 All American Jr Show are underway.  The event will be held July 2nd-6th in W. Springfield, MA.  Once again this year, it is the host to the National Junior Southdown Show.  All show details can be found here:  AAJS Website And also follow on Facebook at:  All American Jr Show

Midwest Junior Preview Show: The Midwest Junior Preview Show, June 6th, is an annual breeding sheep show open to all registered breeds of sheep as well as commercial breeding sheep.  Southdowns have a significant presence at this event.  Each year the show has successfully handed-out large cash awards to young sheep breeders from all over the county.  Last year’s event hosted over 400 sheep from 12 different states with almost 150 exhibitors and award money topped $11,000.00!  The show has been designed to be a laid back, fun and educational day for everyone involved from the newest showman to the experienced shepherd.  Families are invited to Sedalia, MO for the 5th annual show from Thursday – Sunday.  However, sheep and exhibitors do not have to be in place any longer than Saturday during their shows.  You and your family are free to come and go as necessary.  For more info, visit:  MJPS website And also follow on Facebook at:  MJPS Facebook

Stay connected with the American Junior Southdown Association:  AJSA Facebook page

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