Kids at La Plata County Fair reap massive benefits at Junior Livestock Sale

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Kids at La Plata County Fair reap massive benefits at Junior Livestock Sale

Participants collect more than $275,000 in livestock sale
Carter Neiman embraces her goat, Boomer, before showing him before the Junior Livestock Sale Saturday night at the La Plata County Fair.
Chase Allen, 4, is held by his mother, Rikki Gensheer, as they meet “April,” who was selected Best of Show for 4-H rabbits at the La Plata County Fair. April is a Blue Otter, Rex Breed. April belongs to 9-year-old Madelaine Westfall. Madelaine’s mother is Heidi Westfall.
Posing for paparazzi is “April,” a Blue Otter, Rex Breed rabbit was selected Best of Show The term Blue Otter refers to April’s coloring and markings.
Two “gladiator” cars meet head-on, resulting in a billowing smoke plume in Saturday’s Demolition Derby at the La Plata County Fair.
Drivers in 35 vehicles compete in several heats before a soldout crowd at the La Plata County Fair Demolition Derby on Saturday. The “gladiators” included 21 cars, eight trucks and five “minis”.
Kurt Waldo, the winner of the Demolition Derby truck category, hoists his winning trophy after being the last man standing in an eight-truck free-for-all.
LeeAnn Jack holds Robin Hood while an assistant tries to add another piece to the chicken’s costume during the Rabbit and Poultry Costume Contest at the La Plata County Fair on Saturday. Robin Hood belongs to Tony Jack, on his mother’s left in purple shirt. LeeAnn’s daughter, Minnie, is on LeeAnn’s right in a purple shirt. Minnie’s chicken failed to win after it ate its clown costume.
The 4-H Barbecue takes place on the lawn of the Senior Center next to the La Plata County Fair on Saturday.
Patrick Armijo/Durango Herald

Peyton Zieske from Bayfield tries to wrangle a sheep during the Catch-It Contest on Sunday afternoon.
Livestock awards

Here are the champion and reserve champion awards for livestock at the 2018 La Plata County Fair:
Steer

Champion: Maryann Fassett, market beef, 1,273 pounds.

Reserve Champion: Brock Fassett, market heifer, 1,367 pounds.

Swine

Champion: Heile Pearson, maket swine, 232 pounds.

Reserve champion: Payton Montgomery, market swine, 254 pounds.

Goat

Champion: Carter Neiman, market goat, 89 pounds.

Turkey

Champion: Ryan Leach, poultry turkey.

Reserve champion: Eli Armendariz, poultry turkey.

Kids at La Plata County Fair reap massive benefits at Junior Livestock Sale

Carter Neiman embraces her goat, Boomer, before showing him before the Junior Livestock Sale Saturday night at the La Plata County Fair.
Chase Allen, 4, is held by his mother, Rikki Gensheer, as they meet “April,” who was selected Best of Show for 4-H rabbits at the La Plata County Fair. April is a Blue Otter, Rex Breed. April belongs to 9-year-old Madelaine Westfall. Madelaine’s mother is Heidi Westfall.
Posing for paparazzi is “April,” a Blue Otter, Rex Breed rabbit was selected Best of Show The term Blue Otter refers to April’s coloring and markings.
Two “gladiator” cars meet head-on, resulting in a billowing smoke plume in Saturday’s Demolition Derby at the La Plata County Fair.
Drivers in 35 vehicles compete in several heats before a soldout crowd at the La Plata County Fair Demolition Derby on Saturday. The “gladiators” included 21 cars, eight trucks and five “minis”.
Kurt Waldo, the winner of the Demolition Derby truck category, hoists his winning trophy after being the last man standing in an eight-truck free-for-all.
LeeAnn Jack holds Robin Hood while an assistant tries to add another piece to the chicken’s costume during the Rabbit and Poultry Costume Contest at the La Plata County Fair on Saturday. Robin Hood belongs to Tony Jack, on his mother’s left in purple shirt. LeeAnn’s daughter, Minnie, is on LeeAnn’s right in a purple shirt. Minnie’s chicken failed to win after it ate its clown costume.
The 4-H Barbecue takes place on the lawn of the Senior Center next to the La Plata County Fair on Saturday.
Patrick Armijo/Durango Herald

Peyton Zieske from Bayfield tries to wrangle a sheep during the Catch-It Contest on Sunday afternoon.
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