Dr. Geof Ruppert, Fairfield, Pennsylvania
The Fleece Show Judge for the 2021 Eastern States Exposition will be Dr. Geof Ruppert from Fairfield, Pennsylvania. Dr. Ruppert is a veterinarian and shepherd, raising Corriedale Sheep and Commercial Fine Wool for 44 years. The Ruppert Flock has had a strong emphasis on wool for the last 18 years with the introduction of Australian bloodlines through an active artificial inseminating program. Geof has recently judged major wool shows across the country including The Black Sheep Gathering, the Keystone International Livestock Exposition and Lamb Town in California. His mission is to help raise awareness that wool is versatile, renewable resource that should be valued and conserved in the USA.