The Junior Market Lamb Show was initiated at the Arizona National Livestock Show in 1977, and continues to remain competitive.
Youth Benefit From Exhibiting Sheep
Through their involvement in raising a lamb, exhibitors are able to consider multiple careers and occupations, learn expected workplace behavior, develop specific skills within an industry, and are given opportunities to apply academic and occupational skills. Through these strategies, exhibitors learn how to apply what they are learning in the classroom in preparation to transition into the world of college and career opportunities.
Market lambs are judged on the amount of muscling in their hind legs; the length, width and thickness of the loin; structural correctness; volume and capacity; style and balance.
Exhibitors competing in the Market Lamb Show must own a lamb by October 31. The Grand and Reserve Champion Market Lambs are selected from division weight group champions.