To volunteer, contact:
|Livestock Division—Sheep||Jodi Rametes, 503/475–3003 email@example.com|
|Livestock Division—Goats||Dale and Korina Groff, Mist Kissed Mtn. 360/414-9157 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Livestock Division—Llamas||Hal Koenig, Koenig Llamas, 541/752-5434 Hal.Koenig@KoenigLlamas.com|
|Livestock Division--Rabbits||Tammy Vaughn, NWARA Secretary, 541/522-6276 FuzzyVaughns@gmail.com|
Livestock Division General Rules
General livestock rules and specific show rules apply to all exhibitors.
Please see specific breed show information for other rules that may apply.
OFFF is not responsible for damage or loss while on the Event Center grounds.
Livestock sales are by private treaty.
All decisions of the judge and/or OFFF are final.No dogs or pets are allowed on the Event Center grounds except assist dogs.
Important: All animals brought to the Event Center grounds must be placed in pens. The Event Center does not allow livestock to be housed in trailers.
All vehicles, including trailers, must have an OFFF Livestock Pass visible while on the Event Center grounds. Two passes, one for the vehicle and one for a trailer, are included with entry confirmation.
EntriesAll entries must be postmarked by Sept. 1, 2017. Use the entry forms above. Entries are accepted in the postmarked order as space permits.
Awards – Sheep, GoatsRibbons 1st – 5th place in all classes; rosettes to champions OFFF Diamond Award Trophy and $100 cash award to Supreme Grand Champions Morris Culver Memorial Best Fleece Award Cash prizes are awarded as donated.
Pen SpaceExhibitors must use only assigned pens. Every effort is made to give exhibitors the number of pens requested, but space is limited. Tack pens are shared by several exhibitors. Aisles must be kept clear. Feed and equipment must be stored in trailers or assigned tack areas.
Pen Fees (for show, exhibit or sale) –
- $2 per rabbit
- $30 per large animal (llama, alpaca, yak) or $40 for two large animals in one pen ($5 for cria at side). Pen is about 10’x10’
- $40 for camelid display pen (10’x10’, no sales) or $100 for camelid vendor space (10’x10’)
Sheep and Goats—Animal-only pen, 4’x6’, $12.00 per pen. These pens are only for show and/or display animals. Maximum head per pen: 2-3 yearlings or 3-4 lambs, depending on breed size. Buck pen, one per farm, $12 per pen. Additional pens may be available depending on entries.
Display pen, 4’x6’,
Sales pen, 4’x6’, $40.00 per pen. See barn vendor application. These pens are designed for the small breeder to showcase their sheep/goats and market products from them. You must have at least one animal pen with sheep or goats for exhibit or show. Insurance is required.
Tack pens are free and shared by exhibitors.
Tables and chairs are not allowed in aisles or animal-only pens.
$25 late fee for entries postmarked after Sept. 3, 2015.
Pen CardsPen cards are available at the livestock barn information table and must be posted for each animal. Please clearly identify your farm and animals that are “For Sale” and NFS (not for sale).
ArrivalLivestock is received during the following hours:
- Friday, 7:30 am – 8:00 am (workshop attendees only)
- Friday, 1:00 pm – 8:00 pm
- Saturday, 7:00–8:00 am; all animals must be in place by 8:30 am, Saturday
ReleaseAs a courtesy to Festival visitors, both show and exhibit animals must remain until Sunday closing (4:00 pm). Any and all exceptions must be cleared with the livestock coordinator.
Health and SafetyOFFF shall not insure, nor be responsible for the safety, show, exhibit or sale of livestock or the person(s) tending them.
Health InspectionAll animals crossing state lines must have health certificates that meet Oregon Dept. of Agriculture regulations. No animals will be unloaded until inspected and checked in by an OFFF check-in team member. No Exceptions! All animals must be sound, healthy and free of external parasites. The OFFF reserves the right to require removal of any animal deemed unhealthy. Sheep and goats must have the required ID to be compliant with the USDA Scrapie Eradication Program. For more information, visit the USDA Veterinary Services website: http://www.aphis.usda.gov/vs/nahps/scrapie/
Water and FeedExhibitors are responsible for and must provide water buckets and feed for their animals. See entry form for bedding straw sale.
Exhibit or Sale-Only AnimalsAnimals entered for exhibit or sale only (not entered in a show) are accepted as space permits. OFFF reserves the right to limit the number of animals brought for exhibit/sale by any person.
General Show InformationEach show/division must have a minimum of 5 exhibitors and 20 animals. Any single breed meeting this requirement is assigned its own show. Breeds failing to meet this requirement will be in a combined show.
Animals are judged 60% on fleece/fiber and 40% on conformation.
Breed registration is not required for entry in general OFFF shows. Breed-sponsored shows that require registered animals are noted in the class list information. Any exhibitor or visitor who interferes with a judge during a show will be ejected immediately from the Festival.
SheepAn exhibitor/farm may bring any number of sheep for display, but may enter only two sheep per class for show. Individual animals may be shown in only one lot.
The judge will select and evaluate the top 10 sheep in any class with more than 15 sheep entered and where ribbons 1-5 are awarded.
Fiber length must be appropriate to show the quality of the fleece/fiber for each specific breed.
- Fine-wool sheep breeds: 1½+ inches
- Medium-wool sheep breeds: 2+ inches
- Long-wool breeds: 3+ inches (no belly shearing)