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2017 Updates


The Klickitat County Fairboard has approved using pine shavings as a bedding option in 2017. There will be a small amount of straw available for use, if you are concerned about allergic reactions with your animal and the pine. Remember if you plan on using shavings you will need apple pickers and shovels rather than pitchforks. The shavings will be in 10 cubic foot bags, for ease of carrying.

The Sheep & Goat departments....

The Sheep and Goat departments are excited to share some changes this year:

Sheep and Goats will be housed in the same area of the Livestock barn this year. Pigs will be housed where the goats were last year. The barn has been given a new makeover which includes new floors and new metal pens. With these new pens, we will need to make some changes in how feeders/waters and decorations are placed. The pens have vertical bars that attached to single top-rail bar. Many of us had feeders that we could attach or lay over the old wood slats. Feeders can be hung from the top-rail. Each year the configuration of the pens may be changed due to exhibitor numbers, so there will not be any plywood hung up between beams as there previously was. Clubs will need to provide their own plywood, 2x4’s, and zip ties. In order to provide conformity in the barn, decorations cannot be higher than 8 feet tall. 2x4’s can be zip-tied to the back of the pens to hold up plywood. Signs will not be hung from the rafters above aisle way.

We look forward to an exciting Fair and to the changes in the barn. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Thanks- Pam Beierle and Heather Gallagher
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