Originally Published: August 30, 2008 11:04 p.m.
While the Yavapai County Fair will not have an official open dairy goat show this year, residents of the county will be able to present their dairy goats at the fair. The fair will still have junior and open class for market goat shows.
"We will provide a show for any resident of Yavapai County who has dairy goats for the open or junior class," said Malia Miller, Sheep, Market Goat, Llama and Alpacas superintendent. "We will accommodate any resident of the county who wants to show their dairy goats."
Jim Grundy, fair general manager, said the fair committee eliminated the open dairy goat show because the Legislature cut $80,000 from the fair budget.
Barbara Killian, Junior Large Livestock superintendent, said in the past people came from across the state to compete in the livestock show. However, this year she only expects entries from Yavapai County.
This year's fair runs from Sept. 18-21, at the Yavapai County Fairgrounds in Prescott Valley. People will show their dairy goats entered in the open class after the llamas and alpacas show on Friday, Sept. 19. The juniors will show their dairy goats on Saturday, Sept. 20.