It's county fair time, livestock shows aplenty

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By David Harrison

The LaRue County Fair has a new date this year of June 14-22, but continues to feature many livestock and crop shows and displays.

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

The Boer Goat Show is 5 p.m. Monday, June 17. 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 is 10 a.m. Friday, June 21. There will be heifer and cow classes of all five dairy breeds: Ayrshire, Brown Swiss, Guernsey, Jersey and Holstein.

The Sheep Show is 5 p.m. Friday, June 21. 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 is 1 p.m. Saturday, June 22. 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.

There are also several equine/horse shows associated with the Fair.

The Miniature Horse Show is 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 20.

The LaRue County Fair Horse Show will begin the fair at 7 p.m. Friday, June 14.

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

Consult the LaRue County Fair Catalog for more information. Come out to the fair and enjoy these agriculture and other activities.