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Livestock Sale will be part live, part virtual


September 3, 2020

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This scene from the 2019 Youth Livestock Sale, with a crowd of potential bidders seated on bleachers around the sale ring, won't be repeated-except that at the 2020 Columbia County Virtual Fair, youth livestock exhibitors will have buyers available to bid on their animals in an outdoor arena or via internet bidding. Rather than simply cancel the annual fair, the Fair Board has implemented measures to hold the fair virtually while complying with government COVID-19 restrictions.

DAYTON–This year, 2020, will long be remembered for the different ways communities coped with the coronavirus pandemic, and one of those memories will be the way the Columbia County Youth Livestock Sale was conducted in spite of onerous health-oriented restrictions.

Rather than cancel the popular sale, members of the Sale Committee adapted to state requirements so that area youth with livesto...

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