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      2019 Junior Sheep & Goat Skillathon @ Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival in West Friendship

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      May 5, 2019

      Sunday   8:00 AM

      2210 Fairgrounds Road
      West Friendship, Maryland 21794

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      2019 Junior Sheep & Goat Skillathon @ Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival

      Junior Sheep & Goat Skillathon @ Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival **YOU CAN STILL REGISTER AT THE DOOR** 2019 Junior Sheep & Goat Skillathon will be held Sunday, May 5 at the Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival. Pre-registration is required by Monday, April 30. The Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival is sponsored by the Maryland Sheep Breeders Association. It is always held the first full weekend of May at the Howard County Fairgrounds in West Friendship, Maryland. Parking is free. There is a small entrance fee. Registration for the skillathon starts at 8 a.m. The contest starts at 9 a.m.  Awards will be given at approximately 1 p.m. Everything should be done by 2 p.m. The sheep and goat skillathon is open to any youth between the ages of 8 and 18. Individuals and teams from any county or state may participate. Youth compete according to their ages as of January 1, 2019: junior, 8-10; intermediate, 11-13; and senior, 14-18. A skillathon tests the youth’s broad knowledge of a topic. At the sheep and goat skillathon, all stations will obviously pertain to sheep and goats. Stations in the past have included breed ID, feed/forage ID, meat ID and judging, equipment ID, hay judging, fleece (wool) judging, sheep judging (wool or dual-purpose breed), and fiber ID. There have also been stations pertaining to animal health (general disease and parasites). The Maryland Sheep Breeders Association provides ribbons and premiums to the top 10 individuals in each age category. Members of the top three teams in each age category receive festival t-shirts. University of Maryland Extension usually provides additional prizes. A series of online quizzes have been developed to help youth study for the sheep and goat skillathon. They can be accessed at Unfortunately, the quizzes will not work on mobile devices.   The University of Maryland Extension programs are open to any person and will not discriminate against anyone because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry, national origin, marital status, genetic information, political affiliation, and gender identity or expression.    

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