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2017 OSIA LEAD Council Rules

The Board of Directors of the LEAD appreciates your interest in conducting a “Sanctioned Show.” To best serve your participants, exhibitors, and the LEAD members, the following rules must be enforced.

  1. Dates of shows are on a first come basis (consideration will be given to shows that were sanctioned the prior year.   Limit is two shows per day at the same location with one following the other. Dates must be submitted to the Show Committee Chairperson after August 1st but before November 1st.

  2. All shows must be established.  First year shows will be considered on a case-by-case basis.  All shows must be held at an adequate facility so as to handle the number of sheep and exhibitors.  No shows are to be held in conjunction with county fairs.

  3. All sanctioned shows must be junior shows.  Exhibitors/owner must be of 4-H age, at least 8 years of age and in the third grade as of January 1st of the current year and no older than 18 year of age as of January 1st of the current year.

  4. All sanctioned shows must follow LEAD Rules, Ohio State Fair Rules, and the Ohio Revised Code Rules of Exhibition.  No painting or artificial coloring of any kind is allowed. No drenching or bottles permitted.

  5. Judges must be LEAD approved judges.  Judges other than those on the recommended list must receive LEAD Council approval.

  6. Lambs must be slick shorn within 5 days prior to classification.  For this purpose, slick shorn is defined as one uniform length of wool (no patches) above the knees/hocks and the below the ears.  Lambs must be freshly washed within 24 hours prior to classification.  Classifiers reserve the right to have lambs re-washed and re-shorn prior to classification.

  7. All breed and showmanship classes must be offered as recognized by the Ohio State Fair.  If less than five entries exist in a breed, the first and second place breed class winner shall show for champion/reserve champion in the All Other Breeds.  Two novice classes (5 to 8 years old - must be 5 years old by January 1st to participate) ) must be offered, i.e., Black Face and White Face (Brockles will show in White Face).  Novice lambs must be owned by exhibitor and cannot weigh over 120 pounds until July 1st. Novice entry fee to be $10, and they must receive a $5 premium in their class.  A Commercial Ewe Class(es) must be offered at the beginning of the regular breed classes.  An overall champion and reserve will be selected. Commercial ewes can be shown in the market lamb show.  Separate entries must be paid each time a lamb is shown. 

  8. Each show must send a check to the LEAD for 50 cents per head shown in that sanctioned show within thirty days after the show date to assist in the defray of award costs.

  9. At least one educational event must be incorporated into a sanctioned show.  This event must be organized, planned, and submitted with the show date.

  10. Show personnel must cooperate with the LEAD.  A representative must attend the Sanctioned Show Committee Meeting. Failure to attend will result in probation.
    • A detailed report of your show plus pictures and any LEAD show supplies from the event must be submitted within 5 days after the completion of the show.

    • A pre 4-H age showmanship class must be offered (except at the Ohio State Fair). Showmanship classes should be held prior to breed classes.  To be eligible to compete in the showmanship, an exhibitor must show their own lamb and must show that lamb in regular classes (the exception to this is Pee Wee Showmanship).  A showmanship class must be offered for the Novice exhibitors.  To prevent the spread of show lamb fungus, Showmanship judges are not permitted to switch showmen and sheep in showmanship. 

    • Verification of proof of age may be requested and/or required.  If an exhibitor is unable to verify their age, any lamb entered in their name is ineligible to be shown by that exhibitor or any other exhibitor.  Any lamb disqualified for any reason is ineligible to be shown that day and entries are non-refundable.

    • Weigh-in time must be from 8:00 am to 10:00 am.  Pee Wee Showmanship must start at 10:00 am, with the regular show immediately following (approximately 11:00 am).  Double shows will start at 10:30 am with the commercial ewe lamb class. 

    • The maximum number of lambs to be shown in one class is fifteen (15).

    • All lambs must have official USDA scrapie ID tags or tattoo to be exhibited.

    • Breed ewe lambs are permitted to show in the same class as breed wethers.  Standard classification applies.

    • LEAD does not observe weight limits.

    • All out of state exhibitors must have appropriate health papers.

    • All lambs will be inspected for prolapses, fungus, sore mouth, ringworm, foot rot, and pinkeye.  Any lamb that has visible signs of any of the above will be disqualified from showing that day.  MEMBERSHIP DUES AND/OR ENTRY FEES WILL NOT BE REFUNDED FOR ANY LAMB THAT IS DISQUALIFIED.

 

 

2017 OSIA LEAD Council Exhibitor Rules

Guidelines for awarding points/end of year awards:

  1. Points are only awarded at LEAD sanctioned shows.


  2. In order to accumulate points from any sanctioned show, a youth exhibitor must be a current member of LEAD prior to showing in that show. 


  3. A current member may accumulate points on a maximum of 9 lambs at each sanctioned show; 6 can be shown in the market show and 3 be shown in commercial ewe show.  The ewe lambs can be shown in the ewe show and the market show, the exhibitor must pay an entry fee for each time the lamb is shown.  This does not limit a youth member from exhibiting more than nine lambs in any given sanctioned show.  If an exhibitor is showing more than 9 lambs at any one show, he/she must declare at the time of entry/classification those lambs that will not be showing for points.


  4. Lambs must be owned, entered, and shown in the name of the individual LEAD member for points to be accumulated in his/her name.


  5. Each lamb must be shown by the individual owner/entrant unless the LEAD member has two (2) or more lambs in the same class, in which case another eligible showman may show the lamb(s).


  6. Current youth members will receive points in one of two age divisions.  Awards will be presented to the first place, second place, and third place individuals of each breed in the following two age groups at the end of the year.  Note the following change starting in 2010:  14 years old will be moved to the senior division.

    • Junior Division- 13 years of age or younger (at least 8 years old and in the third grade) as of January 1st of the current year.

    • Senior Division- 14 years of age to 18 years of age as of January 1st of the current year.

    • Verification of proof of age may be requested and/or required.  If an exhibitor is unable to verify their age, any lamb entered in their name is ineligible to be shown by that individual or any other exhibitor on that day.

  7. Points will be awarded on the following basis to eligible LEAD members.

    • Points will be awarded to each participant in each class in descending order, based on the number of lambs in that class (see example below).

    • Points will be awarded in a class based on the number of lambs shown in the class with a maximum of fifteen (15) lambs per class.

    • State Fair points are awarded based on information received from the sheep department. For example 10 in a class: 1st =10, 2nd =9, 3rd =8, 4th =7, 5th =6, 6th =5, 7th =4, 8th =3 9th =2, 10th =1 Breed Champion Points= 5 points (regardless of breed size) Reserve Breed Champion Points= 3 points No points will be awarded for Grand/Reserve Champion Lamb to keep competition for high overall points on a more even basis


  8. In order for a youth exhibitor to receive a year-end breed award, the youth exhibitor must show at least 3 times in that breed at a minimum of 3 different sanctioned shows.


  9. If an exhibitor has a champion or reserve champion of a breed and does not stay to participate in the final drive of the show that day, all points on that animal that day will be forfeited.


  10. To be eligible to compete and earn points in showmanship, an exhibitor must show their own lamb and that lamb must show in the regular classes (the exception to this is Pee Wee Showmanship). A pre-junior showmanship class shall be offered with no points awarded.

Year end awards will be given to the top five exhibitors in each showmanship and breed division.

  1. Showmanship points will be calculated the same as the breed classes.

  2. In order for an exhibitor to receive a year-end showmanship award, they must show at least 3 times in that age division at the minimum of 3 different sanctioned shows.

  3. A Junior and Senior Showmanship Champion and Reserve Champion will be selected.  The first and second place winners of each age class will show for the champion / reserve champion honors.  Junior division- 13 years and younger.  Senior division- 14 years and older.  The champion will receive 5 points and the Reserve will receive 3 points.

Classification Guidelines:
  1. All lambs must be washed within 24 hours prior to breed classification and weigh-in.  Lambs will not be classified or weighed unwashed.

  2. All lambs must be completely slick sheared within 5 days prior to classification and weigh-in.  For this purpose, slick shorn is defined as one uniform length of wool (no patches) above the knee/hocks and below the ears. Lambs will not be classified or weighed unshorn.

  3. Lambs will be classified by breed at each LEAD sanctioned show.
    • Classification will be done by three individuals voting on the breed of each lamb using guidelines/criteria provided by breed associations.
    • Breed Association guidelines/criteria can be provided to the show management if requested in advance.
    • All market lambs (ewe lambs and wether lambs) will be classified and shown within the respective breed using the guidelines/criteria provided as defined above.
    • Commercial ewe lamb and yearling class(es) will be divided by weight.
    • Lambs being shown in the Novice class(es) will be classified as either Black Face or White Face.


  4. All breed and showmanship classes must be offered as recognized by the Ohio State Fair, as well as a Novice Showmanship Class.  If less than 5 entries exist in a breed, the first and second place breed class winners shall show for champion and reserve All Other Breed.


  5. No painting or artificial coloring of any kind is allowed.

Health Requirements:

  1. All lambs must be washed within 24 hours and slick shorn within 5 days prior to health inspection.

  2. All lambs will be inspected for prolapses, fungus, sore mouth, ringworm, foot rot, and pinkeye. Any lamb that has visible signs of any of the above will be disqualified from showing that day.  MEMBERSHIP DUES AND/OR ENTRY FEES WILL NOT BE REFUNDED FOR ANY LAMB THAT IS DISQUALIFIED.

  3. All ewe lambs, all out of state wethers, and all wethers purchased outside of Ohio must have official USDA scrapie ID tags or tattoo to be exhibited.

  4. No drenching or bottles allowed.

 

Ethics/Humane Treatment:
All exhibitors, parents, legal guardians, etc. must follow LEAD Rules, Ohio State Fair Rules, and the Ohio Revised Code Rules of Exhibition.  No painting or artificial coloring of any kind is allowed.  No drenching or bottles permitted.

Miscellaneous:
All sanctioned shows must be Junior shows.  Exhibitor/owner to be 4-H age, “at least 8 years old and in the third grade as of January 1 of the current year”.  “Ends December 31st of the year in which an individual attains the age of 19.” Novice classes are for exhibitors ages 5 to 8 as of January 1 of the current year (Must be 5 years old by January 1st to participate) – must show own animals.

Code of Conduct:
All LEAD exhibitors, their family members, and others acting on the behalf of the exhibitor must display good sportsmanship and act in a courteous manner at all LEAD sanctioned shows.  Unsportsmanlike conduct will be referred to the LEAD Council for appropriate action, if the Council deems necessary.  Unsportsmanlike conduct may include, but is not limited to, physical actions, threats, or outbursts of profanity. LEAD Council action is not limited to the following, but may result in the exhibitor found in violation to lose points for a show, lose multiple show points, and/or banned from current or future participation in the LEAD sanctioned show program.  The decision of the LEAD Council regarding the unsportsmanlike conduct shall be final.

 

Ohio Administrative Code:
The Council also approved the following sections of the Ohio Administrative Code:
901-19-33- Prohibited grooming practices
901-19-35- Recognition of disciplinary action
901-19-38- False, deceptive or unacceptable practices
The Council also opted out of the following sections of the Ohio Administrative Code:
901-19-31- Responsibilities of and assistance to junior fair exhibitors
901-19-32- Breed shows or classes
901-19-34- Outstanding market project competition
901-19-39- Ownership requirements

 

 

 

 

OSIA LEAD Starter Flock Application
Click here for the 2017 application

Due January 31st, 2017

 

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