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January 6, 2013

MOOOVE OVER! Palo Pinto County Livestock Show & Fair set this week

Full schedule of events from Wednesday through Saturday

BY LIBBY CLUETT

Students around the county are readying their animals for competition in the Palo Pinto County Livestock Show and Fair, which begins Wednesday and runs through Saturday.

The events will take place at the Palo Pinto County Livestock Association Expo building and fairgrounds, located at 800 Farm-to-Market Road 1821 N., in Mineral Wells.

The 2013 livestock show schedule is as follows:

Wednesday, Jan. 9:

• 1-3 p.m. – Sheep weigh-in.

• 1-4 p.m. – Goat weigh-in.

• 4 p.m. – Sheep show begins.

• 15 minutes after sheep show concludes – Goat show begins.

Thursday, Jan. 10:

• Noon-3 p.m. – Swine weigh-in.

• 3-6 p.m. – Steer and rabbit weigh-in.

• 3-6 p.m. – Heifer check-in.

• 4 p.m. – Swine show begins.

Friday, Jan. 11:

• 8 a.m. – Rabbit show begins.

• 2 p.m. – Cattle show begins.

Saturday, Jan. 12:

• 8 a.m. – Buyer's breakfast at Holiday Hills Country Club.

• 9 a.m. – Ag mechanics contest.

•10 a.m. – Set floor price.

•10:30 a.m. – Premium sale begins.

The Palo Pinto County Fair is held in the PPC Posse building, just north of the rodeo arena. The  schedule of events is as follows:

Wednesday, Jan. 9:

• 2-8 p.m. – Fair entries will be received for the following divisions: art; photography; needlework, quilting and sewing; hobbies and crafts; shop and tack; baked goods and candy; canned goods; and kiddies department.

Thursday, Jan. 10:

• 9 a.m. – Judging.

• Noon-7:30 p.m. – Exhibits open to the public.

Friday, Jan. 11:

• 9 a.m.-1 p.m. – Exhibits open to the public.

• Noon-6 p.m. – Entries released to exhibitors.

For more information or for a copy of the complete rules for both the fair and livestock show, visit the Palo Pinto County Agrilife Extension Office website at palopinto.agrilife.org or call (940) 659-1228.

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