Sheep Showing Classes

Sheep Classes

Sunday 12th May 2024

Judging commences at 12noon sharp

Prizes: 1st €20, 2nd €15, 3rd €10

5% of all prize money deducted in accordance with ISA Rules.

Entry Fee €5 Entries via: Sheep Showing Entry Link

Entry fee is non refundable in the case of animals entered and later withdrawn.

Classes with two or less entries may be cancelled


Scotch Classes

Class 119.  Hogget 2Teeth

Class 120.  Aged Ewes 

Class 121.  Scotch Ram Lamb 

Class 123.  Hogget Ram 2 Teeth 

Class 124.  Aged Ram 

Class 125.  Swaledale type Breeding Ewe

Class 126.  Best pin2 scotch Breeding Ewe

Class 127.  Best Ewe scotch with lamb at foot

Scotch Championship (Rosette & Sash for Champion & Reserve)

Suffolk Classes

Class 128.  Suffolk Cross Lamb

Class 129.  Suffolk Cross Hogs, 2 Teeth

Class 130.  Aged Suffolk Ram

Class 131.  Suffolk Ewe

Class 132.  Best Butchers Lamb

Suffolk Championship (Rosette & Sash for Champion & Reserve)

Cheviot Classes

Class 133.  Cheviot Ewe Lamb.

Class 134.  Cheviot Hogget Ewe, 2Teeth

Class 135.  Cheviot Aged Ewe

Class 136.  Aged Ram

Class 137. Championship – Champion Suffolk/Cheviot

Cheviot Championship (Rosette & Sash for Champion & Reserve)

Texel Classes

Class 138.    Ewe Lamb

Class 139.   Ram Lamb

Class 140.   Hogget Ewe

Class 141.   Yearling Ram

Class 142   Aged Ram

Class 143.   Aged Ewe

Texel Championship (Rosette & Sash for Champion & Reserve)

Open Charollais Classes

Class 144.   Charollais Ram

Class 145.   Charollais Ewe

Class 146.   Charollais Ram Lamb

Class 147.   Charollais Lamb

Charollais Championship (Rosette & Sash for Champion & Reserve)

Open Ryeland

Class 148.    Ryeland Ram

Class 149.   Ryeland Shearling Ewe

All sheep must be identified individually with appropriate ear tags issued in accordance with the requirements of the National Sheep Identification System (NSIS).

Movement Documentation
All consignments of sheep being moved must be accompanied by a completed dispatch document. Individual details of each sheep in the consignment must be recorded on the document. Sheep from non-restricted flocks only can be moved to shows. In the case of flocks restricted following diagnosis of scrapie, sheep possessing the ARR/ARR genotype only may be exhibited. The movement of these ARR/ARR genotype sheep must be accompanied by the relevant movement permit (SCR/10), which can be obtained from the local District Veterinary Office in the county where the flock is located.
AIM Notification
The movement of sheep to and from an Agricultural Show within the State must be recorded on AIM. This is done using a copy of the owner’s sheep dispatch document as follows:

  1. The owner/keeper presents the signed and completed dispatch document to the show secretary who checks it to ensure that it is completed in full.
  2. The show secretary fills in the MART section of the dispatch document with (i) the show number, (ii) the date of the move back to the source holding (iii) stamps it with the show stamp and (iv) signs the dispatch document.
  3. The show secretary then forwards the completed pink section of the dispatch document to the local DVO within 7 days of the show movement.
  4. The show secretary keeps a white copy for his/her records.
  5. The source/destination keeper keeps the bottom yellow copy to enter it into their flock register.

Ultimate responsibility for fulfilling this requirement lies with the Show Secretary.
Flock Register
All movements of sheep to and from shows must be recorded in the keeper’s flock register.
Exports to Northern Ireland
All sheep must be accompanied by a TRACES intra-community trade certificate for ovine animals. A TRACES message, corresponding with the TRACES certificate, will be sent for each animal or consignment being dispatched to the show (this will be performed by Department officials of the DVO). Exhibitors are advised to contact the show society in Northern Ireland well in advance of any show to determine the suitability of the show for return of animals (e.g. premises and sheep status), and whether the authorities will have officials and veterinary staff present to supervise and process documentation for animals returning to origin.

Attendance of sheep from scrapie monitored flocks at shows and sales in 2018

Shows between 1st May and 30th September
Sheep from scrapie monitored flocks will be permitted to attend agricultural shows taking place between May 1st and September 30th without restriction or separation from other categories of sheep.

Shows outside that period
For shows taking place before May 1st or after September 30th, sheep from scrapie monitored or probationary flocks must be separated from other sheep as follows:

There must be complete separation of monitored/probationary sheep from other categories of sheep at the show. Ideally, this would mean a separate entrance and exit for each group, separate loading and unloading areas, separate penning areas for each of the two groups.

In locations where all of the above may not be possible, the minimum requirement would be the separate loading and unloading and also of penning areas. The two areas should be separate by a sheep-free alleyway, at least 12 feet wide. If only one showring is available, the sheep from the scrapie-monitored flocks must be shown first.

** Please note **

All prize monies will be paid out in the following two weeks after the Kingdom County Fair and NOT on the day of the Fair.