After much anticipation, the Junior Sheep Association of Florida is excited to debut our brand-new Florida Born Market Wether Futurity Program in early 2021, for lambs that will be shown in the 2021-2022 season, very soon. Please read below for more information.
Similar to the existing divisions in our points series, our Florida Born Market Wether Futurity Program ("Florida Born") will allow both youth and adult breeders located in Florida to "nominate" wethers that will be shown or sold as market lambs to participate in the program, that will grant special awards to top placing Florida born lambs at the end of the season.
To participate, a BREEDER must first obtain breeder membership in the JSAF. Various options are available for youth and adult breeders, the number of sheep you have, and whether or not you would like to be listed in our statewide breeder directory. Breeders then can "nominate" lambs they would like to include in the program, and the JSAF will visit their farm to place ear tags, microchips and to provide more information. Afterwards, MEMBERS can purchase nominated lambs from breeders, and then register the lamb as a part of the program to earn standard market lamb and special Florida Born points for their lamb(s). Youth members may also nominate and show lambs that are born on their own farms as well.
For full information and explanations of specific parts of the program, please click the link below. After the public comment period posted to our Facebook page and included in our newsletter has closed, the Board of Directors will meet and finalize the program, and open it for registrations by early March, as lambs are born.