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Another Morgan County Fair has come and gone, and the 2016 edition was a “successful” one, according to Marlin Eisenach, Morgan County Colorado State University Extension livestock agent.
“Participation was very good,” he said. “It was a good fair and a good learning experience for the youth.”
Although the Junior Rodeo events took place last weekend, the bulk of the Morgan County Fair events were capped off last Thursday night with the Junior Livestock Sale. That’s when the 4 H members sold off the animals they had raised for a year and reaped the rewards of all that work and effort.
Eisenach said the sale went well, but he knew the prices and total would be down from 2015.
“The steer/market beef prices are quite a bit lower than last year,” he cautioned.
Kendrick confirmed that, noting that beef was down the most at the sale, but “everything was down a little.” However, “every species’ market price is down some from last year,” he said, which was reflected in the local sale results.
But with the way the fair’s sale and its buy back program works, the 4 H members “still received the same premium” before the market price, Eisenach said.
Kendrick said the buy back program and the related buyer’s premium were the “most important” parts of the sale because they indicate “how we are doing on community support” and giving back to the youth who raised the animals as 4 H projects.
The prices brought in for the other livestock animals may have been down a little, but they were “about the same as last year,” he said.
And the animals the 4 H members showed and then sold were healthy and strong, according to Eisenach.
“The competition was very strong,” he said.
The Morgan County Fair is not only about the livestock, though. There also were plenty of other activities, shows, contests, food and things to do for all fair goers.
“It was a nice fair overall,” said Morgan County CSU Extension Director Janice Dixon.
This year’s fair even featured some new elements and activities, such as the mud volleyball tournament,
swimming day, movie night and a concert.
“I think those new activities went well,” Dixon said, adding that the Fair Board would evaluate their success and determine if they would become annual fair events.
She said the attendance at this year’s fair was about the same as in recent years, although she would always like to see it go up.
The 4 H participation in projects and contests was strong, as was the community participation in open class contests, Dixon said, although some of the classes and categories saw dips.
“The exhibits were maybe down, but not significantly to where I would be concerned,” she said.
And the there were no major problems encountered during the 2016 fair, Dixon said, which was another reason why it was a successful one.
Eisenach and Dixon thanked the Morgan County Commissioners, the Morgan County Fair Board members and all of the superintendents, 4 H leaders, 4 H members and parents and everyone else who played a role in making the 2016 Morgan County Fair into what it was.
“It takes a lot of volunteers to make a successful fair,” Eisenach said, and this year’s fair had a healthy number of volunteers, participants and spectators. “It makes everything work.”We reserve the right to remove any comment that violates our ground rules, is spammy, NSFW, defamatory, rude, reckless to the community, etc.
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