The sheep in these images have a special place at Crouch Dorsets. Some are born and bred and some are found from other great flocks. We appreciate the lessons learned from each lamb.
2022 Illinois State Fair
This picture represents our best. "The kids, the smiles, the sheep"
The reason we continue to work on this project,
and the reason we have smiles.
Our family works day in and day out and the fact that we can share this together is special.
Thank you for the kind words and shouts of congratulations!
Reserve Champion Ram Junior Show ISF 2022
"Off the Record" Klampe
Morgan and Taylor purchased this guy as the next piece in their growing flock. When he arrived from the west coast the girls were more than excited to show him off and keep him in the flock! "Off the Record" is looking to be the next piece and while he did not travel as much as the girls would have liked this summer, he was impressive when he did! Supreme Ram at our County Fair and Reserve Champion Ram in the Junior Show at an always Competitive Illinois State Fair are resume builders.
He might get one more travel chance to NAILE, but the girls would like to start using him on the ewes at home too! Time will tell .....
Illinois State Fair 2022
Reserve Champion AOB
Dorset Advantage Ewe
Illinois State Fair may not have a division for Dorset Advantage Stock but our DA Lambs made a splash. These lambs represent a new division that we are beginning to tackle in the Dorset Breed. These lambs have one parent that is a full Registered Dorset. With the advantages of the Dorset breed, we feel these lambs could be the next big thing.
Look for more in the coming year.
Freedom Fest 2022 - Champion Ewe
Crouch "Adele" 2202
"Adele", is a show stopper! Like her name leads you to believe this girl can showcase the best of our breed.
When she gets stuck for the young showman, her lines run in all the right directions. The genetic lines behind this one, makes her one that with confident will be added to our flock in the coming years. We thank all those that stopped to congratulate Morgan, and inquire about Adele. We will will have this girl out and about all summer long!
This girl was a class winner at All American where she stacked up with the best in the country!
She had a great open show behind some of her pen mates and is poised to travel to NAILE in Nov 2022.
She won her class at NAILE and finished Reserve Senior Champion
AAJSS - 2022 Mass. East Coast
East Coast was So good to us! The crew loaded up and headed East for a 12-hour road trip. Overall the Sheep and kids handled the trip well. Maybe not the Mom's and Dad's but So many memories!
Taylor and Morgan ended in the the top 5 of the Team Showmanship Round for their age group.
Delaney and her friend Penelope ended up doing extremely well!
Individually Taylor ended up in the top 5 and finished 2nd with her group of friends! Its hard when you are all competitive.
Then 2 class winners in the Early Fall and Late Fall Ewe lambs.
All of our sheep finished in the top 5! Pretty good when the best in the country show up!!!
DMP Livestock 4-H show is a favorite. The girls spend time with friends, leaders, and their livestock. Each year we have general projects unique to each girl, but they all have livestock projects that they enjoy.
Supreme Ewe, Reserve Ewe, and Grand overall Barrow & Reserve Grand Gilt are just some of their highlights. Along with State Qualifier general projects these girls are busy!
"Emmy Lou" WWSF
Reserve Supreme Ewe DMP Fair
"LuLu" Taylor Made Genetics
Reserve Supreme Gilt DMP Fair
Supreme Ewe DMP Fair
"Dyno Taylor Made Genetics
Grand overall Barrow DMP Fair
Cruit Ram Lamb
Reserve Champion Dorset Ram
"In the Weeds" Ewe Lamb
Champion Dorset Ewe
Woodford County Fair
Woodford County Fair is where it all began, so this show holds a little something special for the Crouch kids! In one of the most Competitive Dorset Shows in the state, they can hold their own. A Special Recognition in the County is the Woodford County Born and Bred. A Very cool addition to annual 4-H show.
2022 NAILE - Louisville Ky.
2 Reserve Senior Champions
NAILE this year was a great experience for our girls. Even with everything else they are managing, they still made Showmanship a goal, and crushed it. Working lambs at all hours of the day, they learned alot about what they can do when they work together and with a purpose!
Taylor - 3rd overal in 15 year olds - "Penelope" Top Dorset Showman
Morgan - 2nd overall in 13 year olds - "Jolene" Top Dorset Showman
Delaney - Showed "Delilah" like a little boss girl!
"Off the Record" 3rd place Winter Ram Lamb
"HomeBoy" 1st place Spring Ram Lamb
***"Adele" - 1st place Early Fall Ewe Lamb & Reserve Senior Champion***
"Jolene" 3rd place Early Fall Ewe lamb
***"Emmy Lou" - 1st place Early Fall Ewe Lamb & Reserve Senior Champion***
"Delilah" 4th place Spring Ewe Lamb
& Great help from Great friends - Shout out to Tanner Beckmier, Mallory Corzart