The 66th Annual Pittsylvania Caswell Junior Livestock Show and Sale will be held April 24th-26th. This year’s show will prove to be the biggest yet! Over 140 exhibitors are registered to show close to 200 animals. The event will kick off on Thursday, April 24th at 7:00 pm with the Youth Meat Goat and Lamb Show featuring youth ages 6-8 years old. Friday morning will bring the Market Animal show beginning at 8:00 am beginning with hog showmanship, lamb showmanship and meat goat showmanship. Market hog, lamb and meat goat classes will follow and the day will wrap up with beef cattle showmanship and market steer classes. The Second Annual Scholarship Dinner, to raise funds to provide scholarships to the graduating seniors, will be held on Friday night. Tickets will be sold in advance through the FFA Chapters and Extension Office. Saturday will bring a new segment to the show and sale with the Breeder’s Show beginning at 8:00 am. The youth will show beef heifers, gilts, does, and ewe lambs. The day will conclude with the newest addition to the show, Dairy heifers! Thirty exhibitors embarked on a new journey this year traveling to local dairies to work with their heifers each week. They will showcase their work on Saturday morning. Admittance is free and concessions will be available on site, so come join us in supporting one of the largest youth events in Pittsylvania County!
For more information visit their website, http://www.pcyla.org/
For more information, please contact Fred Wydner, (434) 432-7993 firstname.lastname@example.org
The Farmers’ Market will be open on Saturdays from 730a-noon.
The American Red Cross Blood Mobile will be at the Farmers’ Market taking donations.
The 53rd Virginia Angus Breeders Show will be held July 26-27 at the Olde Dominion Agricultural Complex. This event will showcase Angus breeders and their cattle from all across the state of Virginia. The Breeders Show features cattle exhibited by Virginia Farms as well as youth from the Virginia Junior Angus Association. It is expected that over 100 head of Angus females and bulls will be in attendance plus exhibits from cattle farms and cattle for sale via private treaty. Additionally, the Virginia Angus Association will have their field day after the Saturday morning show. These events will feature cattle handling practices, equipment displays, educational forums, and a stockman’s contest for all to participate in at your leisure. Saturday will close with a fun evening of fellowship, a sit down catered beef dinner, and family activities in the arena.
The weekend will finish on Sunday with a devotional, followed by the completion of the Junior Angus Breeders Show. This statewide event is open to the public and can be a great place to see some of the best cattle in Virginia, learn about and see new products and practices, and meet new and old friends gathered around Virginia’s Cattlemen.