Sat., Aug. 22, 2015, Fairmont, MN
Meeting called to order at 1:15, following the Minnesota Hampshire Show and picnic, by President Bruce Bakken.
Wambeam Hampshires were recognized as a new state show exhibitor. Jeff Held was thanked for judging the state show. 2015 State Show numbered 93 entries.
2015 show results:
Champion Ram – Bobendrier Boys - January ram lamb.
Reserve Champion Ram – Christian - Tifft Fall ram lamb.
Champion Ewe – Bobendrier Boys – 1st class yearling ewe.
Reserve Champion Ewe – Erin & Cole Lueck – 2nd class yearling ewe.
Premier Exhibitor – Bob Koehler Family
MHSA Special premiums of $50 were paid to Christian Tifft in class B and Art Frame in class C.
Web Page for the association was discussed. Motion passed to establish a Web Page at mnhampshires.org
MN Bred Ewe Sale
The bred ewe sale was discussed and a working committee was established:
Boyer – line up facilities. Frame – advertising, Koehler – send out sale information, solicit entries, and assemble a sale catalog.
MN State Fair
Support for 4-H and FFA shows was discussed. The Hampshire association moved to continue providing champion and reserve champion awards for Hampshire exhibitors in 4-H and FFA shows. A cash premium to all State Fair 4-H Hampshire sheep exhibitors was approved at $100 for champion, $50 for reserve champion, and $25 for remaining exhibitors.
Meeting adjourned at 1:40 PM