Welcome to the Frederick County Sheep Breeders — members from many Maryland counties, plus a few out-of-state members

The Purpose of the Frederick County Sheep Breeders is to:

  • Promote sheep, goat and lamb activities in Maryland.
  • Improve registered and commercial breeding stock, market lambs and market goats.
  • Promote and support the area’s sheep and goat farm flocks.
  • Promote the fiber industry and wool industry in Maryland.
  • Be a resource for and between members.
  • Support young shepherd’s 4-H activities — and their project lambs and project goats.
  • Educate the public.

The Frederick County Sheep Breeders is a Maryland-based sheep and goat producers association with members from many counties; plus, a few members from out-of-state (PA, VA and W.VA).

Upcoming Events

Apr
29
Sat
2017
Rose Hill Manor Spring Open House – April 29-30, 2017 @ Rose Hill Manor Park
Apr 29 @ 10:00 am – Apr 30 @ 4:00 pm
Rose Hill Manor Spring Open House - April 29-30, 2017 @ Rose Hill Manor Park | Frederick | Maryland | United States

FCSB members will have sheep, lambs and goats on display — will have shearing demonstrations — spinning demonstrations — and all can help make a wagon wheel rug.

Rose Hill Manor Farm’s Spring Open House is Saturday and Sunday, April 29-30, 2017.

Saturday:  10 am to 4 pm.   Sunday, 12 noon to 4 pm.

Sheep, goats, cows, chicks, bunnies and other livestock will be on display in the bank barn.  The Frederick County Sheep Breeders is providing sheep, lambs, and goats.   There will be shearing demonstrations and spinning yarn.

There are many activities for the family — hay rides, tractor pull, music, visit the carriage museum, food, and activities for the kids.

Go to the Rose Hill Manor website for more information.  Click on “Events”.   www.rosehillmuseum.com

For information, phone:  301-600-2936

May
6
Sat
2017
Frederick County Sheep Breeders Food Concession Stand — Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival — May 6-7, 2017 @ the Howard County Fairgrounds, I-70 & Rte. 32 exit
May 6 @ 9:00 am – May 7 @ 6:00 pm

The Frederick County Sheep Breeders and Feedbag Catering partner to provide a food stand with a variety of American lamb sandwiches — pit pulled lamb, lamb sausage, lamb burgers, lamb cheese burgers, and BBQ lamb sandwiches.

Food Stand is across from Barn 6 on the main Midway.   Be sure to stop by to enjoy some great Maryland lamb — and support the FCSB.  This is our major fund raiser.

For information about Feedbag Catering services, go on their website:  http://www.putonthefeedbagcatering.com/index.html

Contact Feedbag Catering, Terrie Ferguson’s cell phone:  1-717-357-1137

The food stand is on the Main Midway, across from Barn 6.Jeff Ferguson at the grill, L2, 428x298

Many of the FCSB members volunteer at the Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival — many show their sheep and fleeces — many display and sell their fleeces — and many are vendors.

Would you like to help out in some way?   It’s a great way to meet fellow shepherds and get involved in your areas of interest.

Contact the following:

Frederick County Sheep Breeders:   www.fredericksheepbreeders.com

Gwen Handler, Chairman of the Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival:  www.sheepandwool.org    Gwen’s cell phone:  410-596-6096

 

Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival — May 6-7, 2017 @ the Howard County Fairgrounds -- I-70 and Rte. 32 exit
May 6 @ 9:00 am – May 7 @ 6:00 pm

The largest sheep and wool festival in the U.S. — at the Howard County Fairgrounds.

For Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival information, go to:   http://www.sheepandwool.org

 

May
13
Sat
2017
Farmers Co-Op Open House — Saturday, May 13, 2017 — Frederick, Maryland @ the Farmers Co-Op, Frederick, MD
May 13 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

Farmers CoOp - photo of grain elevators (2) 577x386The Farmers Co-Op in Frederick, MD, is celebrating its 94nd. year in business — and is having an Open House on Saturday, May 13, 2017 — from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm.

Products in the store will be 15% off.   The Farmers Co-Op has a full range of feeds for all types of livestock, plus ADM show feeds.   Th Co-Op can even custom blend a feed.

Many livestock feeds are $0.94 off per bag — when pre-ordered by Tuesday, for pick-up on Saturday, May 13th.  There is a 20 bag limit.   Check which feeds are on sale.

A complimentary BBQ, hot dog, hamburger lunch is provided.

From I-70, exit at the South Street exit.  You can see the grain silos from I-70.   Use Map Quest for directions.

The Frederick County Sheep Breeeders will have ewes, lambs and goats on display.   Stop by, meet FCSB members, discuss sheep, goats, lambs and the many woolen products that FCSB members produce.

For more information, go to the Co-Op’s website:  www.farmerscoop.com

When you have a question, contact Amy Stephens, or any staff at the Co-Op.  Phone:  301-663-3113.

Normal Co-Op hours are:  Monday to Friday — 8:00 am to 5:00 pm — Saturday, 8:00 am to noon.

Jun
10
Sat
2017
Frederick News-Post Fiber Fest – June 10-11, 2017 @ 2017 Fiber Fest
Jun 10 @ 9:00 am – Jun 11 @ 4:00 pm

2nd Annual Fiber Fest — June 10-11, 2017.

Fiber Fest presents a wholesome, fun event for the entire family — and at the same time showcases the beauty of a little known industry in the Frederick area.

By presenting an educational display of sheep and fiber products, the public can develop their interest and skills as well as obtain supplies and products.   Over 40 vendors.

The Frederick County Sheep Breeders will have 3 booths:

  1.  Members selling their yarns, woolen clothing, woolen blankets, figurines, etc.
  2. Spinning demonstrations
  3. Sheep Shearing demonstrations

Saturday, June 10 — 10am to 4pm

Sunday, June 11 — 11am to 3pm

Will have classes (registration cost) — & demonstrations available both days.

Fleece Sale on Sunday.  Hands-on kids zone.

Website:   www.FrederickFiberFest.com — for more information and updates.

contact:  Dawn Routzahn

The Frederick News-Post

351 Ballenger Center Drive

Frederick, MD 21703

Direct 240-215-8565  —  Main 301-662-1177

Fax 301-620-1590

Jun
25
Sun
2017
2017 FCSB Annual Picnic — Stillpoint Farm, Mt. Airy — Sunday, June 25, 2017 @ Stillpoint Farm (Carol McConaughy & Tom Barse)
Jun 25 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

2017 Annual Picnic:   to be hosted by Carol McConaughy and Tom Barse,  at their Stillpoint Farm, on Sunday afternoon, June 25, 2017.

Time:  3 to 7 pm

Pot Luck Picnic:  the FCSB will provide the fried chicken, hamburgers, hot dogs, lamb sausage, drinks and fellowship.

Each family attending is asked to bring a vegetable dish, salad, and/or a dessert.   Work out what you plan to bring with our host, Carol McConaughy.

Go to the “Meet Our Members” tab — and scroll down to Stillpoint Farm.

Photo:

Carol’s home phone:   301-829-6950

Cell phone:  301-928-1574

Email:   stillpointfarmsheep@gmail.com

 

Aug
5
Sat
2017
PA Performance Tested Ram & Buck Goat Sale – Saturday, August 5, 2017 @ PA Livestock Evaluation Center
Aug 5 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Excellent selection of performance tested 2017 Ram Lambs and Meat Goat Bucks.   Go on-line — click on “Catalogs” — download Sale Catalog.

Questions — call Greg Hubbard, the Manager of the Ram & Buck Goat Test and Sale.

Sale begins at 1:00 pm — Sale order:

Boer Bucks:  Senior Full Bloods, Junior Full Bloods, Senior Percentages, Junior Percentages.

Does will be sold following  bucks.

Rams:  Suffolk, Dorper, White Dorper, Texel, Dorset, Hampshire, Shropshire, Natural Colored, Crossbreds.

Ewes will be sold following rams.

Food and refreshments sold by a local 4-H club.

Sep
9
Sat
2017
Frederick City — In-The-Streets Festival — Saturday, September 9, 2017 @ Frederick City, MD -- In-The-Streets Festival
Sep 9 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

history-blockThe Frederick County Sheep Breeders (FCSB) will again participate in the In-The-Streets Festival — Saturday, September 9, 2017.

The FCSB booth is in the Creek Side Market area — along the Carroll Creek Linear Park — just east of South Market Street.

www.celebratefrederick.com/events/in-the-street/

Dawn Richardson, and other FCSB Fiber Folks will be selling their various rovings, many varieties of hand-spun yarns, blended yarns, woolen hand-knits, woolen blankets, and figurines made with wool.

The FCSB will have a group of lambs in a pen —  with shearing demonstrations by professional shearers on how sheep are sheared, and their hooves trimmed.    These demonstrations will be held throughout the day.

The FCSB will also provide lamb tasting.   Marc Leone, a professional chef, will be cooking the lamb sausage, providing samples, and talking with folks regarding various lamb recipes.

For more information about members, go to:   www.fredericksheepbreeders.com

 

Sep
15
Fri
2017
The Great Frederick Fair — September 15 to 23, 2017 @ The Frederick County Fairgrounds
Sep 15 – Sep 23 all-day

 

A County Fair is the culmination of dedication and hard work by 4-H’ers in raising, developing, and showing their 4-H project animals.

The Frederick County Sheep Breeders supports and provides awards for the following 4-H Sheep Events and Open Class Events:

1.  The four 4-H Fitting and Showmanship Classes, cash awards in each.

2.   The 4-H Breed Shows for:  Cheviot, Dorset, Hampshire, Natural Colored, Romney, Shropshire, Southdown, Suffolk, Other Wool Breeds, and Other Meat Breeds.

3.   The Bred and Owned 4-H Supreme Champion Ram  (best 4-H Ram over all breeds shown).

4.   The Bred and Owned 4-H Supreme Champion Ewe  (best 4-H Ewe over all breeds shown).

5.   The Open Class — Premier Exhibitor Banner —  Champion Wool Breeds, Flock of 5 sheep.  Show and award presented Tuesday afternoon, Sept. 15th.

6.   The Open Class — Premier Exhibitor Banner — Champion Meat Breeds, Flock of 5 sheep.  Show and award presented Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 16th.

7.   The Decorated Lamb Show and Shepherd’s Lead Show, Wednesday evening.

Dente Brasher is the 4-H Sheep Superintendent.   Barbara Mullen is the Open Class Sheep Superintendent.   Other Superintendents are:  David Fuss and Ashley Travis.   Donald & Sharron Pilson are the announcers and assist in the show ring.   Plus, many, many FCSB families assist in the Sheep and Goat Barns during Fair Week.

Check out the Great Frederick Fair website:   http://thegreatfrederickfair.com/

The Fair dates are Sept. 15 to 23, 2017.

Oct
7
Sat
2017
Rose Hill Manor Farm — Fall Open House — Oct. 7-8, 2017 @ Rose Hill Manor Park
Oct 7 @ 10:00 am – Oct 8 @ 4:00 pm

The Rose Hill Manor Farm, in Frederick, Maryland, has a Spring and a Fall Open House each year.

The Farm’s Fall Open House is Saturday and Sunday, October 7-8, 2017.

Hours:  Saturday:  10 am to 4 pm.   Sunday, 12 noon to 4 pm.

Sheep, goats, cows, chicks, bunnies and other livestock will be on display in the bank barn.  The Frederick County Sheep Breeders will provide ewes and their lambs in the bank barn.   Will have Shearing demonstrations each day.

There are many activities for the family — hay rides, tractor pull, music, visit the carriage museum, food, and activities for the kids.

Go to the Rose Hill Manor website for more information.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

  http://www.frederickcountymd.gov/index.aspx?NID=2893   Click on “Events”.