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By Beka Compton
The Times 

Livestock exhibitors hope for a sale solution

The Walla Walla Fair board will meet again this week to discuss livestock sale opportunities


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Waitsburg FFA member Grace Coulston after earning champion honors during market classes.

WALLA WALLA-The cancellation of the Walla Walla Fair and Frontier Days was met with both a sigh of relief and a breath of frustration. Youth exhibitors, especially market animal exhibitors, are hopeful an alternative sales opportunity will be found.

Raising a market animal is expensive. Hogs, for example, are purchased in early to mid-March as weanlings. From the day the animal arrives, the 4-H or FFA member has to care for and work with their project.

FFA and 4-H members must purchase special high-quality feed that is formulated for weight gain. An average hog will eat between 700-900 po...

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