Today’s Topic: Junior livestock shows among State Fair’s opening-weekend highlights

by | Oct 18, 2011

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.”

Southern Farm Network logoThe N.C. State Fair has had nice weather and large crowds since it opened Oct. 13.

One of the highlights of the opening weekend was the Junior Livestock Sale of Champions. Winning competitors in the Junior Livestock Shows took home a combined $67,100 from the auction, which took place Saturday, Oct. 15.

And for the first time ever, the same animal was named grand champion junior market steer and N.C. Born and Bred champion. In fact, the only grand champion in the auction that wasn’t born and bred in North Carolina was the junior market barrow, Commissioner Troxler says.

Click below to listen to Commissioner Troxler and Rhonda talk about more agricultural highlights from the opening days of the 2011 N.C. State Fair.

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