Heard County to hold lamb show

By for CAES News
University of Georgia

Whether you’ve got one lamb or four, Franklin, Ga., will be the place to show them off this month.

The seventh annual Heard County Lamb Show will begin at 6 p.m. Aug. 25 at the Heard County Parks and Recreation Center at 101 Glover Road in Franklin, about 60 miles southwest of Atlanta.

The show is open to all 4-H and FFA members in Georgia and Cleburne, Randolph and Chambers counties in Alabama.

“We get entries from all different counties,” said Melinda Brown, “around 65 total last year in all the weight classes. We have several 4-H’ers that are really involved in lambs.”

Brown, a University of Georgia Cooperative Extension secretary in the Heard County office, said several families do a lot of the legwork for the show.

The entry cost is a $5 showmanship fee and $10 per lamb for up to four lambs, which must be either wethers (castrated rams) or ewes. No rams are allowed. Entries are due by Aug. 17.

For more information, call the Heard County Extension office at (706) 675-3513 or e-mail

Stephanie Schupska is a news editor with the University of Georgia Public Affairs Office.