Indiana Premier Sheep Sale Featuring Shropshire, Oxford, Southdown & Other Breeds
Saturday, April 27, 2019, Hancock County Fairgrounds, 12:00pm
Click here for catalog {PDF}.

Ohio Classic
    The 20th Annual Shropshire Classic is coming during the Big Ohio weekend on May 10 & 11 and will again be run by Banner Sale Management with help from the Ohio Shropshire Association. This sale is usually the first big meeting place each spring for sheep folks from across the country. It will be a good place and opportunity to talk about Shrops and enjoy their people.
Shrop Show
    Shropshires will show on Friday as the last breed in the Expo Building. Adam Heffelfinger will serve as judge.
Preview
    The schedule of the show this year does not allow for a Friday evening meal, however, the ever popular PREVIEW returns to Saturday morning where all ewes will be on display in the order of their placings. Buyers will have an opportunity to inspect and handle each animal at this time. Coffee and donuts will be available through the Ohio Shropshire Association.
Bid on Centerstage Ads
    The Centerstage Auction of the monthly webpage ads will take place immediately after the Preview. The highest bidders will win their choices of months. The ads will appear on the homepage of the Shropshire website www.shropshires.org Minimum bid is $75. If you cannot attend, please consider sending a bid with someone who will. All proceeds go directly to fund the Shropshire website.
Shrop Sale
    The Shropshires will sell last in the order on May 11. Auctioneers Gary Saylor, Danny Westlake, both of Ohio, and Billy MacCauley of Pennsylvania will sell the sale. 
    For a catalog, contact The Banner at 309-785-5058 or see www.bannersheepmagazine.com

Midwest Stud Ram Sale
    Mark your calendars for June 24-29 for the Midwest Stud Ram Sale in Sedalia, Mo. Entry deadline closed April 20 for the catalog. Late entries may not be printed int he catalog but will be accepted into the sale.
    All Shropshires will be judged in one division by Tim Fleener on Wednesday, June 26 as the first breed of the day.
    For entry information or a sale catalog to www.midweststudramsale.com.


ATTENTION JUNIORS
Lottery Bucks offered at Indiana Premiere
    The Indiana Premiere will be held April 27 in Greenfield, Ind. and the Indiana Shropshire Association will be raffling off lottery bucks to be used during the sale, and any junior member who attends has the chance to enter. Additionally, remember there will be a show directly after the sale that you can bring any Shropshire from home to, or even show the ones you buy that day.  

New Judging Contest
    New this year at the Big Ohio Sale Weekend in Eaton will be a Breed Characteristics Judging Contest for juniors.
    The goal of the contest will be to bring awareness to what good breed character should be and to start a discussion among breeders and the junior members on how to identify these characteristics.
There will be two classes of four animals to be placed, based solely on the breed character of the sheep. The classes will be set up at the start of the weekend and will be available to judge at your convenience. They will be located by the breed display close to the end of the Shropshire pens. 
    Each class will have questions to answer, as well as place. There will be a junior division and a senior division. Last turn-in time for your placing will be posted prior to the sale and prizes in the form of sale credit will be given out to the top junior placers at the beginning of the sale. 
    The official placing will be the average of the responses from the Board of Directors. Everyone is encouraged to take part and to help get all of the juniors to do the contest.      

Midwest Junior Preview Show
    The 9th Midwest Junior Preview Show is an annual breeding sheep show in Sedalia, Mo. and is open to all registered breeds of sheep, as well as commercial breeding sheep. 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.
    This show is largely run by youth directors from each breed. Mackenzie Padgett represents the Shropshires on the committee. Online entry opens on April 1 at www.midwestjuniorpreviewshow.com. Enter online by May 15 to be guaranteed a free T-shirt.    
    Please note that all Shropshires must be shown slick-shorn from the poll back and all the way to the knees and hocks.
Showmanship
    Individual showmanship will be divided into three groups the day of the show based on the participants. Signup for showmanship will be available throughout the day. There is no fee for individual showmanship. Parent/Child Team Showmanship Jackpot will be held after the individual team showmanship. Two divisions will be divided by the child’s age. Entry fee is $10 per team with 100% payout to the winning team.
    For questions or information regarding the Midwest Junior Preview Show, please contact the executive director, Kacy Schniedermeyer at 636-295-6015 or midwestshow@hotmail.com.

Shropshire Centerstage
The place where one Shropshire breeder a month can share their story and promote their Shropshires
in a unique and effective manner!

Click here for a list of Centerstage Sponsors August 2018 – July 2019.

To have an ad featured on this home page, contact Becky Peterson at shropsec@hotmail.com for information on how to be a featured beeder of the month.