Goat numbers about the same at this year’s fair

Goat numbers are about the same at this year's county fair. (Photo by Pat Blair)

Breeding and market goat numbers at this year’s Sheridan County Fair were about the same as last year, according to Goat Superintendent Crystal Mediate.

Mediate said she didn’t think the COVID-19 pandemic affected this year’s goat show at all.

She explained the appeal of goats for the young 4-H and FFA exhibitors.

This year’s goat show was held Friday morning in classes for breeding market goats, showmanship and market goats.

The judge takes a closer look at one of the entries. (Photo by Pat Blair)

The fair continues Saturday with the beef shows. The market beef show starts at 10 a.m., followed by the bum calf, heifer futurity and breeding beef events. Bum calves are orphans, and the show is open even to younger 4-H members.

The heifer futurity is a two-year program, with the animals being shown as individuals in the first year and with calves at side in the second year.

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