State Livestock Nomination Deadline Approaching June 15

We’ve hit the one-week countdown to the state livestock nomination deadline! Any market animal or commercial female that will be shown in the Kansas State Fair Grand Drive or Kansas Junior Livestock Show (KJLS) must be nominated. Commercial heifer, market swine, commercial gilt, market lambs, commercial ewes, and ALL meat goats (market, registered breeding does, and commercial breeding does) are due JUNE 15. This is a postmark deadline, but families are highly encouraged to get their nominations submitted early to avoid missing the deadline. Certified mail is recommended.

If you want to save yourself some frustration and

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