Modified Phillips County 4-H Fair Runs Through Saturday

DODSON, Mont. (NMB) – The modified Phillips County 4-H Fair continues through Saturday, with events taking place in both Dodson and Malta.

Members of the public are not permitted into any 4-H Fair event but can view them on Facebook Live.

For Saturday’s livestock sale, only buyers are allowed to attend. Those interested in purchasing livestock can also participate in the sale online through Frontier Livestock Sale.

Neither the animals nor the 4-H kids will actually be at the sale. Instead, pictures and videos of the animals will be presented to potential buyers.

“That’ll go at 9 o’clock and we’ll go through all the species and sell the animals virtually,” says Marko Manoukian, MSU Extension Agent for Phillips County. “No animals will be at the pavilion until afterwards, when we know what processor they’re going to, and then we’ll move those animals around.”

The COVID-19 prevention plan for the 4-H fair was put together in coordination with the County Commissioners and the Phillips County Health Board.

“We took some proactive steps. The kids still get to show their animal, but we’re going to limit their exposure, and that should satisfy this year’s unfortunate fair activity.”

Several of the 4-H Fair events, such as the horse show and small animal judging, have already concluded.

For a complete schedule of the 4-H fair, visit PhillipsCountyFair.com.

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