Are You Smarter than a Livestock Kid?

Hundreds of North Carolina youth gather in Raleigh for three contests. These competitions test their knowledge of all things livestock. They practice. They study. They bring their game face. There’s nothing quite like it, and so many come back year after year to compete. Trust me. I was one of them several years ago. Here is a glimpse into each of these livestock competitions: Skillathon—A contest of knowledge, identification, and evaluation Tables are lined in rows. On each table is spread items waiting to be identified. There are four categories—feed, meat, breeds, and equipment. Youth are assigned groups are directed…

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Weekend Update: Feb. 12-14

Wrestling, bull riders, an auto expo and a sports card show highlight the events at the fairgrounds this weekend. Check below for event details: North Carolina International Auto Expo – Thursday- Sunday Wake County New Vehicle Dealer Association presents the 29th annual international auto expo in the Graham Building and Exposition Center. More than 160,000 square feet of exhibit space featuring new production models and concept cars. Car, truck and sports utility vehicle manufacturers on display. Classic cars will be on display in Dorton Arena on Saturday and Sunday. Other special attractions include sheriff and highway patrol cars and race…

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Weekend Update: Dec. 17-20

  Hustle and bustle on out to the fairgrounds this weekend. There’s a lot going on you won’t want to miss. The N.C. State Wrestling Team hosts Old Dominion in the Holshouser Building at 7 p.m. Come check out Wolfpack wrestling at its best. The Carolina Piedmont Dog Agility competition will take place Friday through Sunday at the Hunt Horse Complex. Judging starts at 8 a.m. daily. Watch as dogs of all breeds and their handlers compete for fastest times on obstacle courses with tunnels, weave poles, A-frames, see-saws and more. Last Minute Christmas Shopping Expo is Saturday in the Scott…

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