To Apply for a 2013 Sheep
Check the website for a current list of breeds available.
- Youth applicants need to be between 9 and 18 years old.
- Submit an application postmarked by April 1, 2013 that includes:
- An essay which introduces you, and your experience with animals;
- If for any reason, the animal will not be kept at your own home, explain in detail where it will reside and what exactly your responsibilities will be;
- Your essay should explain your interest in sheep
- and answer the question: "Why I would like to help preserve a heritage breed of sheep."
- The total essay should be no more than 2 pages in length.
- The application must include address, phone and if available, email address.
- The applicant should indicate if you wish to be considered for a particular breed(s) or all of the breeds available.
- Each applicant must include a letter of recommendation from their 4-H adviser, FFA adviser, veterinarian, teacher or clergy.
- Applications from interested youth must be postmarked by April 1, 2013.
Applicants selected to receive a ewe will be notified of their selection by April 22, 2013.
- If selected, you must be present to receive the ewe at the Maryland Sheep &Wool Festival (MS&WF) on Sunday May 5, 2013.
Ewes will be presented at the MS&WF (Howard County Fair Grounds, MD) on Sunday May 5, 2013 to applicants (accompanied by a parent).
- You must agree to exhibit the ewe at least twice in 2013 at: a county fair or local sheep show and the state fair in the state where the recipient lives.
- You must agree to breed the ewe to a registered ram in the fall of 2013.
- You must agree to either use the ewe’s fleece to personally make a woolen item or sell the fleece to a spinner, felter or weaver.
- You must submit a one to two-page report, with pictures, to the donor breeder by April 30, 2014 and to supply a copy (to Elaine Ashcraft) to be used at the YCP Display at the 2014 MS&WF.
Interested young people should submit their application & essay to:
46118 CR 58
Coshocton, Ohio 43812
For more information contact: