There are events for Southdown Youth year-around, all across the country! Please see the ASBA Calendar for a full list of the current events and how to participate. You can also contact the ASBA Director for your region or an AJSA Ambassador who can connect you with Southdown breeders, youth, associations, and events in your state.
Ambassador Online Sale
Check out the AJSA Ambassador Online Sale, hosted by Willoughby Sales, on April 17, 2017. The sale is organized by the AJSA Ambassador team who solicit breeders from across the United States to offer an elite set of ewe lambs. This is a great opportunity to help support the AJSA as portions of each sale go to support youth activities throughout the year.
Junior National Southdown Futurity Kick-Off
The 2017 season kicks off with this great opportunity for kids to collect futurity points on ewes and wethers. Last year over $9,000 was awarded back to juniors who participated in the “Pot ‘O Gold” futurity. For more information, check out the Futurity page.
Northeastern Junior Regional Southdown Show
Check out the Northeastern Junior Regional Southdown Show held with the Northeast Youth Sheep Show in West Springfield, Massachusetts. Complete with a fleece show, Skillathon, quiz bowl contest, and sheep show, there is a lot to participate in. For more information, visit the ASBA Calendar.
Midwest Junior Regional Southdown Show
Make plans to attend the Midwest Junior Regional Southdown Show at the 2017 Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival on September 10th. Junior Southdown members can enjoy a fun social organized by the Wisconsin Southdown Association. Kids are also encouraged to participate in the judging contest, Skillathon, photo contest, lamb lead, and other events being held during the Wool Festival.
North American International Livestock Expo Southdown Junior Show
The NAILE is a culmination of ASBA events for the year in a final showdown! Held at the Kentucky Fair & Exposition Center in Louisville, the 2017 Southdown junior events will be held from November 10th – 12th. The NAILE Southdown Junior Show is the final event for futurity participants to receive points and winners of the “Pot ‘O Gold” are announced following the show. Kids can also take part in the Southdown Skillathon and enjoy a Junior Social organized by the AJSA Ambassadors. The NAILE is also home to the ASBA Annual Social and Meeting along with the Stars of Louisville Ewe Sale. Don’t miss this great opportunity to get connected with breeders and families from across America.