Showing Animals At The Fair Hard Work And A Joy For Area Youth

Colton Grinstead of Armstrong 4-H sold his grand champion 260 pound swine to Wondra Construction of Iron Ridge for $19.00 per pound.  He is the son of Katie and Grant Grinstead.

For area youth raising animals the Fond du Lac County Fair’s Livestock Market Auction is their Super Bowl. The auction was held Thursday at the fair. Colton Grinstead of the Armstrong 4-H talked about what the judges liked about his grand champion swine.  He says it was a long and tall pig and it walked really well. Colton is going into 4th grade at Lakeshore Elementary. Meanwhile Alex Costello of the Campbellsport FFA is a veteran of the fair by comparison and has one more year to show an animal.  He takes the time to help out the younger kids. He says it’s tough raising a pig every year, but getting a blue ribbon or trophy and getting thanked by the judges makes it worth it every year. Tonight at the fair the Holstein Futurity will be held at 6:45 p.m. and on the Grandstand 80’s rockers Great White and Slaughter perform.

Eric Felten of the Campbellsport FFA showing his cow at the quality milk auction.