Kids gear up for the 38th annual Central Virginia Livestock Show

Ag Life

The 38th annual Central Virginia Livestock Show is taking place in May.

According to Alyssa Elliott, an Extension Agent with VCE, the show is a joint effort between Amherst, Appomattox, Bedford, Campbell and Nelson Counties.

“Youth from these five counties that are involved with FFA and 4-H raise livestock and show them at this annual show,” says Elliott. She goes on to say, “Youth can show livestock such as cattle, pigs, sheep and goats. The animals are either breeding females that will return home or market animals.”

At the end of the show, kids with market animals sell their animals at an open auction.

According to Elliott, “A carcass show is held the week following the show to judge the meat quality of the market animals and the youth can win prizes based on the carcass with the most ideal market traits.”

This year’s show will take place on May 4, 2018 and May 5, 2018, at the Lynchburg Livestock Market.

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