OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE: Wisconsin Junior Targhee Sheep Association Announces 2018 Starter Flock Giveaway.
The Wisconsin Junior Targhee Sheep Association will again be giving away a starter flock of three Targhee ewes in 2018 to a lucky Wisconsin youth. Applicants must be aged 12 to 17 as of January 1, 2018, must be a resident of Wisconsin, and must not currently raise Targhee sheep. The winner must also be eligible and agree to exhibit their animals at both the 2018 Wisconsin State Fair open sheep show and Wisconsin Junior State Fair sheep show. The winner will receive a combination of ewe lambs, yearling ewes and/or brood ewes, and take ownership of the animals before any 2018 State Fair entry deadlines.
The Targhee breed has a long history in Wisconsin, and the purpose of this program is to promote growth and visibility of the breed along with promoting youth involvement and education within the breed. Applications are available on-line at both the US Targhee Sheep Association website (http://www.ustargheesheep.org/) and the A&J Nevens Livestock website (http://myplace.frontier.com/~jrnevens/), and are due no later than April 1, 2018. For more information or questions, please contact Leslie & Jeff Nevens at 608-592-7842, or AandJNevensLivestock@frontier.com.