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In Our Field: Fair judges

January 23, 2001|By Andrez S. Montiel

4-H youth development adviser

University of California-Imperial

County Cooperative Extension

The 2001 California Mid-Winter Fair & Fiesta is March 2-11. The fair provides a tremendous opportunity for all ages to showcase their personal talents.

The junior livestock show for beef, dairy goats, sheep and swine exhibitors is scheduled for March 3-4.

The junior horse judging and rabbits, junior cavies, poultry and waterfowl will be judged on the opening day of the fair.

Our junior livestock projects are as follows:

4-H FFA

BEEF - 26 21

SHEEP - 115 54

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SWINE - 245 138

CALVES - 128 37

These are ear tag numbers and some youth have more than one animal project (numbers of actual animal projects could be lower).

Judges for the 2001 fair are:

Bob Lamar of San Bernardino judging poultry/waterfowl.

John Khan of El Centro judging fine arts/professional.

Becky Foster of Imperial judging horses.

Philip Dunham of Yucca Valley judging photography.

David Dillabo of Ceres will judge beef/calves/beef breeds.

John Nicewonger of Oakdale judging sheep.

John Mendes of Modesto judging swine.

Making sure that our junior exhibitors comply with our fair entry requirements, the fair will provide two sifters. They are Sandy Liska of Yuma and Andy Copen of Winterhaven.

Entry deadline for market animals and still exhibits is Feb. 9 and the entry office closes at 4 p.m. No late

entries will be accepted. No postmarks will be accepted.

(The Cooperative Extension serves all residents of Imperial County.)

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