State Fair’s Youth Livestock Moves to Harrisonburg

Organizers of youth livestock events formerly held at the State Fair of Virginia say the show will go on this fall.

Virginia Cooperative Extension officials announced April 4 that most of the youth livestock events formerly held at the state fair will be held at the Rockingham County Fairgrounds Oct. 11-14. All beef cattle, swine, sheep and meat goats will be exhibited at the Harrisonburg venue, while dairy animals will be exhibited at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg.

The Virginia Junior Livestock Expo will serve as the culminating activity for 4-H and FFA youth livestock projects.

FULL STORY at the Rockbridge Weekly

ALSO . . .

Virginia Livestock Expo not coming to Chatham

The Virginia Junior Livestock Expo will not take place at the Olde Dominion Agricultural Complex in Chatham.

The show will be held Oct. 11-14 at the Rockingham County Fairgrounds in Harrisonburg, said Paige Pratt, extension specialist with the Virginia Cooperative Extension at Virginia Tech, in a news release. The event replaces the junior livestock show previously held at the State Fair of Virginia in Doswell, Pratt said in the release. Last year’s show included 445 young people exhibiting more than 940 animals.

Reported by John Crane for GoDanRiver

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April 23, 2012
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