County Fair - two weeks away

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UK Extension Agent

By David Harrison

 The LaRue County Fair is June 23-27, and continues to feature many livestock shows. 

Livestock entries are generally open to the world, but must meet several requirements including Exhibition Health Requirements with a health certificate. Some livestock show classes require an entry fee, some do not. 

The Boer Goat Show is 5 p.m. Monday, June 23. There are 15 breeding classes, plus assorted champion classes for the breeding stock goat show. They include percentage doe classes as well as full blood Boer goat doe and buck classes. There is also an open youth market goat show. 

The Dairy Show will be 10 a.m. June 27. There will be heifer and cow classes for all five dairy breeds: Ayrshire, Brown Swiss, Guernsey, Jersey and Holstein. 

The Sheep Show will be 5 p.m. June 27. The Open Breeding Show is for the wool breeds of Dorset, Hampshire, and Suffolk, and the hair breeds of Dorper and Katahdin. Other sheep will show as commercial sheep and other breeds. There is also an Open Market Lamb Show. 

The Beef Show will be 1 p.m. June 28. Classes will be available for heifers, cow-calf pairs, and young bulls in the following breeds: Angus, Hereford, Limousin, Shorthorn, Santa Gertrudis, Simmental and other breeds. 

Most of the livestock shows also have divisions or shows for county youth who are 4-H and FFA members. 

There are also several equine/horse shows associated with the Fair. The Walking Horse Show will open the fair at 4 p.m. June 21. The LaRue County Fair Horse Show is 7:30 p.m. June 24, and the Miniature Horse Show is 7:30 p.m. June 26. 

Consult the LaRue County Fair Catalog in today’s Herald News for more information. Come out to the fair and enjoy these agriculture and other activities.