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Chillicothe News - Chillicothe, MO
  • Animals arrive at fairgrounds

  • All livestock registered to show in the Livingston County 4-H and FFA fair are now on the fairgrounds.
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  • All livestock registered to show in the Livingston County 4-H and FFA fair are now on the fairgrounds. Swine started arriving on the fairgrounds Tuesday evening and the sheep, goat and beef check-in was early this morning starting at 8 a.m. According to FFA adviser, Leda Schriner, there are approximately 375 livestock exhibitors in the Livingston County 4-H and FFA Fair this year. The number of swine expected at the fair this year will be about 55 more entries than last year, with a total of 344 swine. The swine shows began this afternoon and were expected to last into the early evening hours. Rabbit numbers were also up this year, having 138, compared to last year's 125 rabbits. Beef, bucket calves and sheep had about the same numbers as last year. There are 85 beef, 35 bucket calves and 50 sheep. Goats, however, were significantly down in numbers. Last year there were 80 goats registered for the fair; this year there are 62. This year’s fair week is much cooler than years past. The mercury was still in the 50s when livestock began arriving at the fairgrounds this morning. Today’s high was expected to reach 75. On Thursday, the forecast calls for a high of 77.

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