The 2017 Churchill County Livestock Show and Sale has kicked off for 4-H and FFA students who are participating in the annual three-day event at the fairgrounds.
Jackie Bogdanowicz said Thursday potential buyers may take additional time today and Saturday morning to talk to exhibitors about their animals and learn more about the animal’s history
Bogdanowicz, a conservation specialist with the Lahontan and Stillwater Conservation districts who also works with the 4-H program along with her mother, Karen, said children showed yesterday their animals — lamb, beef, goat, swine and dairy cows — used for breeding, and today, they will show animals that have been raised primarily for sale.
Bogdanowicz said buyers save money when purchasing an animal at the auction, which is Saturday at 1 p.m. She said during the show, judges grade students for their showmanship with overall winners in each livestock category announced on Saturday.
Beginning at 9 a.m. today, Bogdanowicz said the 4-H and FFA students will show their market swine, lamb, goat and beef, and after a short break, she said they will then enter the showmanship phase for the same five types of livestock.
Quality and showmanship for poultry also begins at 9 a.m. followed by quality for rabbits at 10 a.m. and showmanship at 1 p.m.
A complete round ribbon begins at 9 a.m. on Saturday, and Bogdanowicz said the auction wraps up the afternoon activities at the fairgrounds. The buyers’ appreciation dinner is scheduled for Saturday night.