?Three new livestock shows added to 2008 County Fair PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 02 July 2008 00:00

 ?   Three new livestock shows have been added to the agenda of the 2008 Scott County Fair by the Fair’s Board of Directors.
    On Saturday, July 12, the new Open Draft Horse and Mule Show will be held starting at 12 noon. Carl Day and Robert Tobias will serve as show superintendents, and the event will take place in the livestock arena.
    Entry fee is $5 per class with an 80% payback to the first three places.
    Animals to be entered must be at the Scott County fairgrounds by 10 a.m. that Saturday. To make reservations, call Day at 889-2332 or send him information and fees at 2465 South Wingate Lane, Lexington, IN 47138. Entries will be taken up to 11 a.m. the day of the show.
    Classes offered include draft horse halter classes, mule halter classes, haflinger halter classes, hitches and youth classes for girls 10U, girls 10+, boys 10U and boys 10+.
    Champions and Reserve Champions will be selected out of each class as well as best pair of geldings and best pair of mares in draft and haflinger classes.

    General requirements for all species can be found in the 2008 Scott County Fair Book, which is now available by contacting a Fair Board member or visiting the Extension Office in the basement of the Courthouse.
    At 12 noon on Saturday, July 19, an open show for breeding sheep will be held at the fairgrounds. Superintendents are Eddie Murphy and Ken McMichael.
    Entry fee is $12 per class with a payback of 80%. Entry deadline is 10 a.m. on the day of the show. Owners of all open class sheep must present registration papers for their respective breeds, and there must be five entries to constitute a breed class; otherwise, the breed will be placed in a commercial class. Commercial animals will be shown by weight.
    General requirements for all breeds are listed in the new Fair Book.
    Cash prize for Champion Ewe will be $100; for Reserve Champion Ewe, $50; for Champion Ram, $50; and for Reserve Champion Ram, $25.
    The new Boar Goat Show will take place on July 19 following the Open Sheep Show. Day wil serve as superintendent of this show. Entry fee is $3 per class with a payback of 80% promised for the top three animals. Each goat must have a collar and tie chain available if needed. Every goat may be entered in more than one class.
    Classes will include percentage does with less than 94% boer goat blood and fullblood does with more than 94% boer goat blood.
    Senior Champions, Reserve Senior Champions, Grand Champions and Reserve Grand Champions will be selected.
    For more information on the goat show, contact Day at 889-2332.

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