CA State Fair Changes Livestock Exhibition

CA State Fair Changes Livestock Exhibition

Corryn La Rue
Corryn La Rue
As the country begins to open up following the pandemic, the state fair is shifting the way it conducts the livestock show.

California State Fair CEO Rick Pickering joins us to talk about some of those changes.

“We expect to have full barns again, as we've had at past fairs. We have changed up some of our award categories because of the pandemic. For example, we have previously done something known as The Sale of Champions, where we sell, you know, the top four, steers, the top four hogs top four meat goats, to the top four lambs. And rather than doing a Sale of Champions auction this year, we turned it into a premium show. Again, first year coming out of covid-19. So each of the young people that win in those top four categories will receive a cash prize and then they will have the ability to take their animal home with them. They can compete at other shows, or they can sell it as a meat project… So the young people have an opportunity to take their animals home with them and take home cash prizes rather than to go through the Sale of Champions auction."

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