Name: Natalee Lynd, 17
Club: Clinton FFA
Years showing at fair: 14
Sheep’s name: Brennan
What it takes to win: Constantly working with the animals to develop a comfort level with them is key, Lynd said. She spends time walking her sheep and caring for his skin and hair.
Lynd started showing pigs when she was 3 years old, so she has plenty of rapport with animals. It takes practice to handle sheep, but once she got used to it, it’s not difficult, she said.
What the judge looks for: Mark Johnson, a judge from Illinois, said he mainly looks for a lamb’s muscle quality, coat finish and overall body structure. Lynd didn’t need to hide any flaws in her lamb, he said.
Name: Katie Klassy
Club: Plymouth 4-H