Arkansas State Fair 2017

Supreme Champion Dorper Ewe

2017 Arkansas State Fair
Coyote Creek
Keelyn Seagraves

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Southern States Youth Showmanship:

1st Place — Henslie Hohertz

2nd Place — Hutsyn Hohertz

The American Dorper Youth Society had a fun and educational event at Tennessee Tech University in Cooksville TN at the Hyder-Burks Ag Center and University Farm. Amanda Houser, ADSBS member and Tenn Tech assistant farm manager and professors from the University showed the youth how to measure loin eye area with an ultrasound. Each youth was allowed to actually use the special ultrasound probe and then trace the loin eye to get an exact measurement of the loin eye.

After the ultrasound demo and talk we went to the barn where Amanda Houser and Lauri Celella helped the kids learn how to read slides from fecal samples. They learned the importance of performing fecals in order to keep their flocks healthy. We discussed the importance of not just randomly deworming sheep. They learned to ID different types of worm eggs and how to count them on a McMaster slide.

Friday morning Ron Waldron, a certified Dorper judge from East Star Livestock in St Paris, Ohio gave an outstanding showmanship clinic. Ron talked about how to show breeding sheep and more importantly talked about the importance of sportsmanship. His talk was followed by a great hands on clinic where every youth got one on one help. We would like to thank Jill Richardson and all the Dorper breeders for making sure every kid had a nice sheep to use during the clinic and the contest which followed. Hensley Hohertz won the Intermediate showmanship and Casey Fung won the Senior contest. All the Junior kids were rewarded for the great job they did.

 Wrapping up the event was Scott Klingler of Land O Legend Dorpers in Hodgenville, KY. Scott had a great interactive questions and answer session before the kids were treated to lunch sponsored by the Society. The kids had well thought out questions about raising Dorper sheep.

 A big thanks also goes to the Southern States Show and Sale for helping make this a successful event.

Champion Dorper Ewe

2017 Spokane County Interstate Fair Sheep Show, Spokane WA
Vieira Ranch 028
Quincy Reed

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Reserve Champion Dorper Ewe

2017 Spokane County Interstate Fair Sheep Show, Spokane WA
Powell Ranch 6282
Savannah Carter

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