Save the date 2021 Black Hills Stock Show Jan. 29-Feb. 6
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All American Sheep Day

Date: Feb 06, 2020

The 2020 BHSS Sheep day goal is to provide a total sheep industry experience for all attendees, whether or not they are sheep producers will not matter.The Northern Plains states of South Dakota, North Dakota, Wyoming, Montana and Nebraska make up 20% of all the Sheep in the United States.There is a long tradition of sheep production among ranchers in this region and a lot of the sheep industries infrastructure can be found in these states.This includes: Sheep producers themselves, professional sheep shearers, sheep dog trainers, wool warehouses, livestock auctions marketing lamb, feedlots and some small wool mills and lamb harvesting plants.

SDSU Extension is cooperating with the Black Hills Stock Show and sheep industry partners to provide education demonstrations and activities that will interest the producer and public alike.

Activities happening that day:

National Sheep Shearing Championships – 10 am – 3pm

North American Sheep Dog Trials 11 am – 9:30 pm

National Wool Handlers Championships – 10 am – 3pm

Demonstration of the Optical Fiber Diameter Analysis Technology (OFDA) and its applications within the Wool Industry – Dr. Christopher Schauer, North Dakota State University

SDSGA Make It With Wool participants will model fashions made from wool fabric and provide contest information

Spinner's Circle providing lessons on hand spinning

Wool combing machine demonstrations

Two lamb entrees will be on the concessionaire's menu at the Kjerstad Event Center

Numerous sheep industry related booths will be on hand

Retailers promoting and selling wool and lamb products

Lamb appetizers will be available to taste through a grant from the American Lamb Board and SDSGA

Pregnancy testing with ultrasound technology demonstration by veterinarian Sammi Hanson

Loin eye ultrasound technology demonstration by Lisa Surber, Executive Secretary of South Dakota Sheep Growers

If you are interested in participating in any of the events or hosting a booth, Please contact: Rebecca Bader, Black Hills Stock Show Vendor Coordinator (605) 721-9026 or email:

Anyone with questions regarding the educational programs contact Dave Ollila at (605) 394-1722 or

To enter the North American Sheep Dog Trials contact Rebecca Bader at (605) 721-9026 or

To enter the National Sheep Shearing and Wool Handling Championships contact Leann Brimmer at (406) 767-5312


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