The Central Piedmont Livestock Show was held April 13 and 14 in Hillsborough. The show provides a venue for youth of Orange, Durham, Person, Johnston, Guilford, Alamance, Chatham, Wake and Granville Counties to show market hogs, market steer, heifers, dairy goats, meat goats and lambs. During the two-day event, kids agse 5 through 18 will competed for class awards based on the overall finish and health of an animal and showmanship, the ability to properly handle and show livestock.
Over several months, animals have been cared for and maintained by youth from 4-H clubs or High School FFA groups. Some of the youth raise animals at home and other youth keep their animals as part of a school project or shared ownership. Each youth is responsible for maintaining records and maintaining the health of their livestock project.