The 4-H is involved in all kinds of activities in the 4-H Building every day of the Minnesota State Fair. However, for livestock this is their weekend. All 4-H livestock had to be checked in by 6:00 Wednesday evening. Then after this weekend they go home and the FFA and open class livestock move in for the rest of the fair.

Kent Thiesse from Lake Crystal is the overall Beef Show Coordinator at the Minnesota State Fair. Kent said they have around 500 4-H beef animals at the fair while typically they have about 600. Looking at all the species they are at 80 to 85 percent of normal this year.

The climax of all the 4-H livestock shown at the Minnesota State Fair is the Purple Ribbon Livestock Auction 6:00 pm Saturday evening in the Compeer Show Arena. In addition to that, over $80,000 in scholarships will be awarded to 4-H members that will enter college this fall or return for their second year.

Get all the details on 4-H livestock weekend at the Minnesota State Fair this weekend! Click on the link and listen to 4-H Beef Show Coordinator at the Minnesota State Fair Kent Thiesse.

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