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A GRAND TIME AT THE FAIR

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The second annual Carson City Fair brought local youth in agriculture, live music, home craft exhibitors, antique tractors and much more than last year.

The fair provides a venue for local youth enrolled in 4-H, FFA, and Grange to showcase their agricultural projects. The youth range in ages from 5 to 18 and they participate in showmanship, market and breeding classes. Market animals such as hogs, lambs and steers were auctioned. The auctioneer, George Alm of Redeemed Home Furnishings, volunteered his services.

This year the auction consisted of one steer, three hogs, 11 lambs, and 15 goats.

The Grand Champion Market Hog was raised by Jason Lewis of the Churchill Baconators Club. It weighed 270 pounds and was purchased by Bently Ranches for $6.25 a pound.

The Grand Champion Lamb was raised by Lillie McKinney with Carson Valley FFA Club. It weighed 119 pounds and was purchased by Les Schwab for $8 a pound.

The Grand Champion Market Goat was also raised by Lillie McKinney. It weighed 88 pounds and was purchased by Simerson Construction for $7.25 a pound.

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The Grand Champion Market Steer was raised by Lander Smith of the Arrowhead Livestock 4-H Club. It weighed 1,330 pounds and was purchased by Les Schwab for $3 a pound.

The Carson City Fair would like to thank all of the Livestock Auction Buyers for their generous support of our local youth. A complete list of buyers and prices from this year's auction will be uploaded to the Carson City Fair web site.

If you would like to learn more about the Carson City Fair or Carson City 4-H you can check out the fair web site at http://www.carsoncitynvfair.com or call the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension Office at 775-887-2252.