Thanks to all for another successful
Festival!!!! Mother nature gave us spectacular weather too.
20th Annual Sheep & Fiber Festival will take place on September
6-7, 2014 at the Hunterdon County Fairgrounds. Many activities are planned: Sheep shows, shearing, Border Collie herding demos, fleece show/sale.
We plan to host a Regional Lincoln Show as well as the 4th Northeast Regional Jacob Sheep Show!
Come join us for a day in the country!
The Garden State Sheep Breeders is a non-profit, educational
organization promoting sheep and wool products in New Jersey.
We regularly hold educational and business meetings, sponsor
awards at events where sheep and wool products are featured,
and host an annual sheep and fiber festival.
Join our Yahoo group, or catch up with us on Facebook.
Festival Applications and Entry Forms:
Contest Rules and Entry Forms
Shepherd's Lead Contest
pays premiums AND ribbons for the fiber source as
well as for the contestant!! Contestants need to pre-register
by 6 PM Sep. 5.
Vendor & Advertiser Application Forms
NOTE: August 15th Deadline
Only OUTSIDE spaces are available as of June 17.
General Fleece Sale
At the 2012 Festival 69 Fleeces were Judged,
and an Additional 42 were offered for sale!
in all, of which 50 were sold (not all were for sale).
The largest fleece show/sale in NJ!
Next General Meeting:
Volunteers Are Always Needed!
We're always looking for volunteers to
help us make
the Festival even better. Please consider volunteering.
Hot Off the Press!
Stars and Strips Livestock Show
Stars & Stripes Show June 29th at the Carlisle's (Little Hooves Romneys in Moorestown NJ) will have sheep, goat, cattle, poultry and small animals shows. Any age can show. Contact Charlene Carlisle (CCshep1@aol.com) or Robin Bruins (bruinsjr@optonline) for more info.
Trustee Voting Completed:
Thanks to those who voted and those who volunteered to run! New trustees are: Shelley Nusbaum, Jennifer Elgrim and Royal Unzicker.
Volunteers needed to take on running all/any events for the
2015 Festival. Learn how it has been done by working
on this year's Festival by volunteering now! Let
Eunice or Andrea
know if you are interested.
Recently, USDA found two scrapie infected
flocks in Ohio that sold Suffolk, Hampshire, and Suffok-Hamp
cross sheep to many states. All the sheep sold are yet to
be located. If you have sheep from flocks OH2021 or OH2022
please contact Dr. Leslie Bulaga ASAP.
can be found in her letter to the membership.
2012 Festival Competition Results
2013 Festival Photos
Most of our members have small flocks and are hobby farmers. Many sell breeding stock, wool products, and handmade craft items. Membership dues:
$5/year Assoc. Member (ages 10-18)
$15/year Single Member
$20/year Family Membership.
See the membership form for more information.
Membership runs Sept. to Sept. (change from Jan. as of
Board of Directors
Garden State Sheep Breeders
P.O. Box 914
Flemington, NJ 08822-0914
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