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The 2015 SAFF Sheep Show is moving!

Because of SAFF’s overall expansion, the sheep and goat shows will be moving into McGough Arena. The pens and show ring will all be down on the main floor of the arena.  The sheep show will be sharing space in McGough with the goat show. Vendors with sheep or goats have the choice of being in McGough on the arena floor, or being in the Sales Arena with the llama and alpaca vendors. This first year of the expansion is still going through some growing pains; hopefully we can all work together to make it the best show ever.


Sheep Show Times to be aware of :

Show entries close on 16 Oct, 2015
SAFF 2015, Friday, 30 Oct-Sunday, 1 Nov
Check in Thursday 1 to 6 p.m. or Friday 9a.m. to 6 p.m.
Junior Show, Saturday beginning at 9 a.m.
Open Show, Sunday beginning at 9 a.m.

Sunday, Jonathon or Ben Hearn will be offering shearing services. Location and cost TBA

You must read and sign the SAFF Livestock Rules and Regulations Form  pdficon_smallSAFF LIVESTOCK RULES AND REGULATIONS

Health Certificates are required for all animals coming from outside of NC

All sheep must comply with the USDA Scrapie Eradication Program and be tagged

Show coordinator is Tami Russell, 828-606-5602;


  • $20 late fee for registrations postmarked after 16 Oct, 2015
  • Use assigned stalls only.
  • Substitutions within a class are permitted: please turn in changes to the show coordinator by 6 p.m. Friday
  • Only one show person/animal in the ring
  • Judging is based 60% on wool quality (need 2 inch minimum of fleece), 40% on conformation: fleece class based solely on fleece
  • There must be a minimum of 2 entries to constitute a class; if only one entry, at the judge’s discretion classes will be combined by breed, color, or wool.
  • Juniors must be 18 yo or younger on show date.
  • No hay or straw available on site

2015 Sheep Show judge will be: Doris Powell