FLEMINGSBURG — Fleming County Livestock Enchancment Affiliation in partnership with the Fleming County FFA and 4-H packages has set the date for the 82nd annual Present and Sale.
This yr’s Livestock Present and Sale can be held on Thursday, Sept. 14, hog weigh-in would be the night time earlier than on the Fleming County Excessive College Ag. barn from 5-6:30 p.m., in line with Fleming County Cooperative Extension Workplace’s 4-H agent Staci Thrasher.
Beginning Thursday from 7-7:30 a.m. would be the goat weight adopted by the lamb and beef weigh in’s which ought to conclude by 8:30 a.m. with the swine showmanship to observe, in line with Thrasher.
“All species will present showmanship and market courses all through the day and we’ll wrap the whole lot up with the champion of champions,” Thrasher mentioned.
Thrasher mentioned the present order can be swine, goats, lamb and beef and from every class, there can be a champion of champions which can be bought first when the sale begins.
“After champion of champions, there would be the Spherical Robin showmanship contest. All through the day all youth are collaborating of their showmanship class the place they exhibit their animal and that class is judged extra on the exhibitor somewhat than the animals, market class is judged extra on animals than the exhibitors. So in the event that they win of their showmanship class they get introduced again for Spherical Robin showmanship and that’s the place all species can be proven,” Thrasher defined.
Youth ages 9-18 who’re concerned within the 4-H program or the FCHS FFA Chapter (those that have fulfilled participant necessities) will take turns exhibiting their species of animal and efficiency relies on how properly they do at exhibiting them, Thrasher mentioned.
“We have now youths that reside on farms and a few that don’t, they spend numerous time working with the animals all through the summer time,” She mentioned.
Thrasher defined the youngsters in 4-H have to finish six academic hours by way of the 4-H Livestock program, and validate animals with the Kentucky Division of Agriculture. In addition they should have competed in qualifying reveals within the space to have the ability to compete on this present.
Species in every class may have a winner and Thrasher defined the method in additional element.
“Every market class winner can be pulled for the grand drive. From the grand drive of every species, they’ll decide a grand champion and a reserve champion. The grand champion from every species can be put collectively on the finish of the occasion to provide you with the champion of champions, and these are the perfect market animals there for the day and the primary to promote adopted by the reserve champions for every species,” she mentioned.
The livestock sale will start at 7 p.m. Thrasher mentioned.