More than rides and fried food: South Plains Fair livestock show spans over a century

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The livestock barns at the South Plains Fair have been rotating with various species of animals for the annual South Plains Fair livestock show. The exhibitors came from all over the state to take part in the legendary show.

There were more than 1,200 entries in four species of various livestock shows, and the barns have been full of cattle, sheep, goats and pigs. For many of these animals, this is the first step in the showing season for the year. 

The general livestock superintendent, Robert Scott, said that for many fair-goers, this is the only chance to see livestock animals in person. 

“A lot of kids do not get a chance to see these animals, pet them or be around them,” Scott said. “So, they can come to the fair and see the animals. They can also talk to the exhibitors and ask them questions about their project and how they take care of it.” 

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