Monday, April 11, 2011

Central Piedmont Livestock Show to be held April 13 and 14

The Central Piedmont Livestock Show begins April 13 in Hillsborough. The livestock show is a venue for youth of Orange, Durham, Person, Johnston, Guilford, Alamance, Chatham, Wake and Granville Counties to show market hogs, market steer, heifers, dairy and meat goats, and lambs. During the two-day event, youth ages 5 through 18 years will compete 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 others 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.

Youth who show animals comprise home-school, private school, and public school systems in Central NC. The event is well attended by local and state political leaders. There will be several hundred livestock shown and sold over the two-day event.

The show begins at 1 p.m. with market hogs on April 13 followed by lamb and the steer show beginning at 7 p.m. On April 14, the show begins at 8:45 a.m. followed by a community BBQ supper at 5 p.m., and the livestock awards and sale start at 6 p.m.

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