Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Lesson 1: Don't Be Sheepish.(Final)

Byline: Leslie Linthicum Journal Staff Writer

* Kids in State Fair Livestock School told to be bold in pursuit of more cash for annual auction

If you raise a better steer, groom it better and show it better, you'll have a better chance at a blue ribbon when the State Fair rolls around in September.

That is the theory that brought a couple of hundred kids and their animals (pigs, sheep, goats and dairy heifers in addition to steers) to the fairgrounds this week for Livestock School.

As they take breaks from seminars in livestock care and feeding, the kids will also be testing another theory: If you want bidders at the Junior Livestock Sale to pony up more money for your prize-winning animal, then press your jeans, polish your smile and go ask them for it. …

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