New Hampshire 4-H Sheep and Market Lamb Project

  • A girl with an award winning sheep

The 4-H Sheep Project focuses on breeding and showing sheep. Sheep come in all shapes, sizes, and colors. They can be differentiated by their primary purpose (meat, wool, milk), the type of fibers they grow (fine, medium, long, carpet, or hair), the color of their faces (black, white, red, or mottled), and various production or physical characteristics.

You do not have to own sheep to participate in the project. You can lease an animal and/or participate in a variety of the activities the project has to offer. This can be a long term and dedicated project.

Required Participant Age: 8-18 as of January 1 of the current year (12 and older to go on to Eastern States Exposition)

Required Animal Age: 4 months and no older than 2 years.

Animal Vaccinations: Rabies vaccination (recommended vet administered) 30 days and not more than one year prior to the date of the first show, or 4-H event. Animal must be 3 months of age before vaccination. All Sheep must have a Scrapie tag and a identification tag in their ears before going to a show or 4-H event.

Check out Introduction to the New Hampshire 4-H Sheep Project and Sheep 101 Page for basic information about the sheep.

New England 4-H Fair at the Eastern States Exposition, July, West Springfield MA

 

Forms, resources and Fact sheets here for members, volunteers, leaders and parents 


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The 4-H Sheep Project focuses on breeding and showing sheep. Sheep come in all shapes, sizes, and colors. They can be differentiated by their primary ... Learn More

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Resources

Become a buyer and bid on Beef, Meat Goats, Lamb, & Swine farm raised by NH 4-H Members will be auctioned.
Date: Monday, September 6, 2021<... Learn More
Become a seller at the NH 4-H Livestock Show & Auction. 4-H youth members who raise Beef, Meat Goats, Lamb, & Swine are invited to join us at ... Learn More
BECOME A NH 4-H LIVESTOCK SHOW & AUCTION SPONSOR!

Your sponsorship benefits the 4-Hers directly by providing awards for youth and c... Learn More
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Forms, resources and Fact sheets here for members, volunteers, leaders and parents

State Events


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Instructions for  4hOnline Animal Enrollment Instructions (for 4HOnline version 2.0)

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