Valerie and Abel Pors having been raising sheep as part of their 4-H project. They are using Countryside Organics feed. And they have been kind enough to share some of their adventure, and pictures with us. Please support 4H and County Fairs. Come out and bid on these animals. The Pors will be showing their sheep at the Albemarle County Fair, August 2-4 at the Ash Lawn Fairgrounds. The Albemarle County Fair Starts this Thursday. PLEASE SUPPORT 4H AND THE ALBEMARLE COUNTY FAIR!!!
Part VI – August 1, ’12
Here are some pictures of the lambs freshly washed, shorn and in their “blanket.”
Here is the link with the event times for the livestock showing, auctions, etc. http://offices.ext.vt.edu/albemarle/programs/4h/2012agshowandsalerules.pdf
Here is more detailed information about the 4-H bidding and auction process:
Our 4-H livestock club is designed to allow kids to learn to raise an animal, while providing a way for the kids to sell the animal if they only wish to keep the animals short-term. The kids will show their animals and be judged at the Albemarle County Fair at Ash Lawn, after which they have the option having the animals auctioned off. The kids invite bidders–anyone that wants to support the 4-H club by bidding on the animals. Not all bidders want to bring an animal home, so they have the option of donating the animals back to the club. Bidders may go to the Buyers and Supporters Reception (luncheon) at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, August 3rd. Please contact Mrs. Diane Pullaro to get tickets for the reception or more information. Her phone number is 434-295-0762. Her email address is email@example.com. The auction will be held at 2:00 p.m. on the same day. The show times for the market lamb category will be sometime between 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.