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Public invited to free 4-H and FFA Fair

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All year long, Roswell’s 4H and FFA students prepare projects to show off at the annual Chaves County 4-H and FFA Fair, which will include events all week long through Friday at the Eastern New Mexico State Fairgrounds here in Roswell.

These projects range from livestock the students have raised, such as steers, lambs, chickens, rabbits and dairy heifers, to inside exhibits such as photography, sewing and leatherwork.
While the event kicked off Monday with rabbit, pet and dog shows, the public can look forward to more events for the rest of this week. Today starts off with a swine show at 8 a.m., a market goat show at 1:30 p.m. and a dairy goat show at 3 p.m., all three in the show ring at the fairgrounds. Later in the evening, there will be a rodeo at 7 p.m. in the Bob Crosby Arena.
Wednesday begins with a breeding sheep show at 8 a.m. that will be immediately followed by a market lamb show, both in the show ring. There will then be a poultry show at 2 p.m. in the poultry barn and a dairy heifer show at 5:30 p.m. in the show ring.

Thursday morning at 8 a.m. there will be a beef heifer show, immediately followed by a beef steer show. The Wool Lead and Fashion Extravaganza, in which contestants present lambs and wool outfits that they have made themselves, will start at 4 p.m. The evening concludes with an awards program at 7 p.m. to announce winners. All of Thursdays events will be held in the show ring.
Finally, Friday at 7 p.m., the Jr. Livestock Sale will kick off in the show ring. During this time, 4H and FFA students can sell their winning livestock, using this money to fund projects for next year.
The indoor exhibits are also at the Eastern New Mexico State Fairgrounds and can be viewed anytime during the week. The entire week-long event is free to view for the public, with no admission charge to see the livestock shows or to browse the indoor exhibits.

 

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