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Goats, lambs and swine tagged for county fair


Anthony Ruiz

Mike Beyer, lamb and goat co-superintendent for Cheyenne County, tags the ear of a lamb belonging to his 15-year-old son, Matthias, during Monday's mandatory tagging and weigh-in for the upcoming county fair.

Dozens of exhibitors brought their market lamb, goat and swine projects to the Cheyenne County fairgrounds late Monday afternoon for the mandatory tagging and weigh-in for the upcoming Cheyenne County Fair and Rodeo.

Nebraska Extension Educator Cynthia Gill said the weigh-in is typically held a couple of months prior to the fair so exhibitors have a baseline to measure daily growth in their projects. Unfortunately, the scale was damaged after it took a tumble during the sudden rainfall earlier in the afternoon.

"We dropped it, and it's not working anymore," Gill said.

While the weigh-in was...

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