With the California Mid-Winter Fair & Fiesta fast approaching — March 1-10 — junior exhibitors are busy getting their livestock projects into prime shape.
The theme for the 2002 fair is "Squeals on Wheels." Livestock projects are low for this year's fair. Both 4-H and FFA have seen a drop in livestock projects. Feb. 8 was the date that entries closed for this year's fair.
Livestock weigh-ins will be from 2 to 7 p.m. Feb. 28. That will be the date junior livestock exhibitors make up their minds as to what livestock projects they will enter at the fair. Most of those exhibitors have two or more livestock projects registered and until Feb. 28 they don't know which animal will be entered in the fair.
Below are the numbers of livestock for the 2002 fair, although the count will not be official until Feb. 28.
Swine, 315 total (includes breeding)