Wild-eyed for Junior Livestock Show

“When it’s all said and done, they’re friends,” said Randy McKee, president of the La Plata County Fair board or directors, when talking about youngsters competing in the Junior Livestock Show. More than 300 kids are participating, showing beef, fowl, swine and other livestock. Bethany Shultz, 14, daughter of Julie and Dave Shultz, readies a friend’s sheep on the first day of the fair Wednesday at the fairgrounds. The fair will run through Sunday. Enlarge photo

STEVE LEWIS/Durango Herald

“When it’s all said and done, they’re friends,” said Randy McKee, president of the La Plata County Fair board or directors, when talking about youngsters competing in the Junior Livestock Show. More than 300 kids are participating, showing beef, fowl, swine and other livestock. Bethany Shultz, 14, daughter of Julie and Dave Shultz, readies a friend’s sheep on the first day of the fair Wednesday at the fairgrounds. The fair will run through Sunday.

STEVE LEWIS/Durango Herald - DURANGO - 08/08/12 - Marissa Jordan, 9, left, daughter of Mike and Dion Jordan, and Lexi Crawford, 12, daughter of Mike and Diana Crawford, show their sheep in the La Plata County Fair 2012 Junior Livestock Show. Enlarge photo

STEVE LEWIS/Durango Herald - DURANGO - 08/08/12 - Marissa Jordan, 9, left, daughter of Mike and Dion Jordan, and Lexi Crawford, 12, daughter of Mike and Diana Crawford, show their sheep in the La Plata County Fair 2012 Junior Livestock Show.

STEVE LEWIS/Durango Herald - DURANGO - 08/08/12 - Fair board president Randy McKee said over 300 kids are showing beef, foul, swine, sheep, and other livestock in the La Plata County Fair 2012 Junior Livestock Show. Enlarge photo

STEVE LEWIS/Durango Herald - DURANGO - 08/08/12 - Fair board president Randy McKee said over 300 kids are showing beef, foul, swine, sheep, and other livestock in the La Plata County Fair 2012 Junior Livestock Show.

STEVE LEWIS/Durango Herald - DURANGO - 08/08/12 - "When it's all said and done, they're friends," said fair board president Randy McKee when talking about the competition among the young participants in the La Plata County Fair 2012 Junior Livestock Show. McKee said over 300 kids are participating in the event, showing beef, foul, swine, and other livestock. Bethany Shultz, 14, daughter of Julie and Dave Shultz, readies a friend's sheep for competition on Wednesday afternoon at the fairgrounds. Enlarge photo

STEVE LEWIS/Durango Herald - DURANGO - 08/08/12 - "When it's all said and done, they're friends," said fair board president Randy McKee when talking about the competition among the young participants in the La Plata County Fair 2012 Junior Livestock Show. McKee said over 300 kids are participating in the event, showing beef, foul, swine, and other livestock. Bethany Shultz, 14, daughter of Julie and Dave Shultz, readies a friend's sheep for competition on Wednesday afternoon at the fairgrounds.

STEVE LEWIS/Durango Herald - DURANGO - 08/08/12 - Skkye Moreno, 17, daughter of Vicky Moreno, and Brown Sugar, her black-faced Suffolk, took the grand champion title in the sheep competition at the La Plata County Fair 2012 Junior Livestock Show. Enlarge photo

STEVE LEWIS/Durango Herald - DURANGO - 08/08/12 - Skkye Moreno, 17, daughter of Vicky Moreno, and Brown Sugar, her black-faced Suffolk, took the grand champion title in the sheep competition at the La Plata County Fair 2012 Junior Livestock Show.

STEVE LEWIS/Durango Herald - DURANGO - 08/08/12 - "This is my last year in 4-H, and I'm loving every minute of it," said Chantel Campbell, 18, daughter of Tom and Geriann Campbell, before showing her Hampshire/Suffolk cross breed in the sheep competition at the La Plata County Fair 2012 Junior Livestock Show. Enlarge photo

STEVE LEWIS/Durango Herald - DURANGO - 08/08/12 - "This is my last year in 4-H, and I'm loving every minute of it," said Chantel Campbell, 18, daughter of Tom and Geriann Campbell, before showing her Hampshire/Suffolk cross breed in the sheep competition at the La Plata County Fair 2012 Junior Livestock Show.

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