AR-News: (US) FFA and 4-H students from five states showing lambs
John W Kimbrell
jkimbrell at juno.com
Fri Aug 29 15:53:54 EDT 2003
Spartanburg Herald-Journal Posted on August 29, 2003
Lamb show set for fairgrounds
By DEBRA G. LESTER
[Spartanburg, S.C.] -- Future Farmers of America and 4-H students from
five states will be showing 100 lambs at the Piedmont Interstate
Fairgrounds Saturday afternoon.
The Palmetto Upstate Market Lamb Classic will bring together students and
lambs from South Carolina, Virginia, Tennessee, Georgia and North
Carolina, said Billy Farmer of Walnut Grove, one of the show's
Students ranging in age from 5 to 19 will start the day at 1 p.m. with
showmanship. The show day should end between 6 p.m. and 7 p.m.
"This is the part most people like to watch," Farmer explained. "It shows
how well the lamb and child work together."
At the conclusion of the showmanship competition, the market class will
show. Farmer said he expects "some big names in the sheep industry" to
attend the show.
"This is a super program for kids," Farmer said. "And you don't have to
live on as farm to raise a lamb. All you need is a 20-foot by 20-foot
fence for one or two lambs. We had a girl last year who lived on a golf
course and raised a lamb."
Admission to the show is free. The fairgrounds are on Fairgrounds Road
off Howard Street.
Debra G. Lester can be reached at 864-562-7264 or debra.lester at shj.com
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