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Youth Activities at 1998 Virginia Beef Expo

Livestock Update, March 1998

Mark Wahlberg, Animal and Poultry Sciences, Virginia Tech

The 1998 Virginia Beef Expo is scheduled for Thursday through Saturday, April 23-25 at the Rockingham County Fairgrounds in Harrisonburg. It will include 10 different sales (9 breeds plus commercial heifers). Also at the Expo will be the Barn Party on Friday evening and the best trade show of beef equipment, supplies, and products in the state. The Junior Beef Roundup will not be held with the Beef Expo this year. It will be the following weekend, May 2-3.

There are quite a few youth activities still scheduled during the Beef Expo. They are summarized in the following table:


Forage Knowledge Contest10 am - 4 pmFriday and Saturday
Hay Stacking Contest4 pmFriday
Stockmen's Contest9 am - registrationSaturday
10 am - 12 noon - contest
Youth Cattle Working Contest1 pmSaturday
Awards for the Above Contests3:00 pmSaturday

Pre-registration is required for the Youth Cattle Working Contest. For all other contests registration is on-site. Look for additional Beef Expo details in the agricultural papers in Virginia. The Expo manager is Jim Johnson whose office is at the Virginia Cattlemen's Association in Daleville. He can be reached at (540) 992-1009.

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