4-H Sheep Page
New Hampshire 4-H Sheep Project
The New Hampshire 4-H Sheep Project is a project that focuses on breeding and showing sheep focused on fiber/ wool production and milk production. The 4-H project area that focuses on producing lambs for meat is known as the 4-H Market Lamb Project and can be found by going to the New Hampshire 4-H Market Lamb Project Page. There are more breeds of sheep than any other livestock project area. There are more than 40 breeds in the United States alone! Sheep come in all different shapes, sizes, and colors. They can be differentiated by their primary purpose (meat, wool, milk), the type of fibers they grow (fine, medium, long, or carpet wool; or hair), the color of their faces (black, white, red, or mottled), and various production or physical characteristics. You don’t have to have your own sheep participate in the New Hampshire 4-H Sheep Project. You can lease an animal and/or participate in a variety of the activities and events that the New Hampshire 4-H Sheep Project has to offer. Check out the links below for more information.
New to the 4-H Sheep Project? Check out the Introduction to the New Hampshire 4-H Sheep Project Fact Sheet for basic information and click any of these links below! Also, check out the Sheep 101 Page for basic information about the sheep. To see if others in your county are participating in the 4-H Sheep Project Area, contact your county 4-H office by clicking here.
- Sheep Clinic General Information Page -
- NH 4-H Sheep & Goat Clinic - New Boston July 7-9, 2017 Registration is now open - online or paper form
- New Hampshire Sheep and Wool Festival - May, Deerfield, NH
- New Hampshire 4-H Livestock Judging Clinic- April Webster
- NH 4-H Livestock Field Day - May 21, 2017 Westmoreland NH
- NH 4-H Livestock Show and Auction -- September 10, 2017 New Boston NH
- 4-H Animal Science Bonanza - January 2017, Walpole, NH
- Northeast Youth Sheep Show and Sale - July, West Springfield, MA
- Eastern States Exposition Spinning Bee - September, West Springfield, MA
- Eastern States Exposition Fiber Contest - September, West Springfield, MA
- Fiber Festival of New England - November, West Springfield, MA
- Exhibitor Responsibilities
- USDA Scrapie Fact Sheet (Scrapie Tag Required for all Sheep and Goats at NH Fairs and Shows)
- Sheep Lead Line Competition Scorecard and Sheep Lead Line Rules
- Sheep Lead Line Commentary Form
- ESE Sheep and Goat Qualification Form
- Eastern States Exposition 4-H Sheep Show- September, West Springfield, MA
Forms and Policies
* If you did not enroll in the 4-H Program through 4-H Online you are required to attach a Youth Medical Care and Treatment form and the Youth Code of Conduct/Permission Release form to your 4-H Animal Intent to Show form.
* If you did not complete the medical form through 4-H Online you will need to attach a Youth Medical Care and Treatment form to your 4-H Animal Intent to Show form.
You may complete 4hOnline Animl Enrollment instead of a paper intent to show form. See link for instructions.
- 4hOnline Animal Enrollment Instructions
- Animal Intent to Show Form (formerly known as "4-H Animal Approval Form")
- Animal Lease Record Form
- What is a 4-H Lease and How do I set one up?
- Emergency Action Plan
- New Hampshire 4-H Policy Manual
- NH 4-H Animal Project Records
- NH 4-H Animal Requirements & Deadlines
- NH 4-H Enrollment Form
- NH 4-H Policy on Rabies Vaccinations
- NH 4-H Replacement Animal Policy
- NH Animal Health Regulations
- Breeds of Sheep Page
- Docking Lamb Tails: How Short is Too Short?
- Introduction to the New Hampshire 4-H Sheep Project Fact Sheet
- National 4-H Sheep Curriculum
- National Sheep Industry Improvement Center
- Sheep 101 Page
- Sheep Facts
- UNH CE Fact Sheet: Barn Safety
- UNH CE Fact Sheet: Be Aware of Drug Residues
- UNH CE Fact Sheet: Handling Large Farm Animals
- UNH CE Fact Sheet: Large Animal Transportation
- UNH CE Fact Sheet: Trailer Safety Checklist
- UNH CE Housing and Space Guidelines for Livestock
- University of Tennessee Sheep Activity Page
- USDA Scrapie Fact Sheet
- American Cheviot Sheep Society
- American Coopworthy Registry
- The American North Country Cheviot Sheep Association, Inc.
- American Sheep Industry
- Columbia Sheep Breeders Association of America
- National Sheep Improvement Program
- National Livestock Producers Association
- New Hampshire Sheep and Wool Growers Association
- New England Sheep and Wool Growers Association
- North American Clun Forest Association
- Sheep Breed Associations
Information in the many World Wide Web pages that are linked to and from the University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension pages come from a variety of sources. Some of this information comes from official University of New Hampshire entities, but much of it comes from unofficial or unaffiliated organizations and individuals, both internal and external to the University of New Hampshire. The University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension does not necessarily author, edit, or monitor these unofficial pages and therefore cannot assume responsibility for their content.