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By Beka Compton
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Youth livestock show and sale a success in Columbia County

A successful, COVID-19 conscious sale was held last weekend in Dayton


September 17, 2020

Beka Compton

Judson Hall charges into the sale ring with his steer, who weighed in at a hefty 1,316 pounds.

DAYTON-Things looked a little different at the Columbia County Fair last weekend. There were no spectators, still-life exhibits or fair food, but that didn't stop the livestock classes or sale.

Instead of cancelling, the Columbia County Fair chose to livestream market and fitting and showing classes- and even those looked far different than usual with a limited number of masked participants vying for the purple and white Champion ribbons.

The sale, which is typically held on Saturday afternoon, was pushed back to Sunday afternoon. The fairgrounds were strangely quiet with the absence of th...

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