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Lincoln students successfully show animals at Placer County Fair

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BY STEVE ARCHER

OF THE LINCOLN NEWS MESSENGER

Lincoln High School students had a successful showing of animals at this week’s 2018 Placer County Fair, with some winning top awards for the cows, pigs and sheep.

Austin Landry, 16, a Lincoln High School junior and in the school’s Future Farmers of America Club, showed three pigs at the fair: one marker, one feeder and a breeder. He also showed a market lamb and a heifer.

“I did pretty good,” Landry said Saturday. “I got first in class for market pig. I didn’t do too good in showmanship. The pig was too young and not well-trained yet.”

Landry liked the changes made this year to the fair.

“It was a lot smoother this year, better communication,” Landry said. “Overall, it made the fair better. They’re doing a good job.”

Lincoln High agriculture teacher and FFA advisor Mike Trueblood said his students did fairly well at this year’s fair.

“They all worked hard and hopefully will be able to make some money,” Trueblood said. “The fair is going good and the kids are keeping busy, working hard.”

“All the kids did well,” Trueblood added. “They all represented themselves well and that’s the main thing.”

Bailey Baser, 14, a Lincoln High School freshman belonging to the Sheridan 4-H Club, showed cows and sheep. Her awards included Champion Steer, Champion Heifer and Champion Showmanship.

“This is my fourth year showing at the fair and it’s exciting to have a champion,” Baser said. “Showing at the fair is a great experience. It teaches speaking skills, leadership and responsibility.

Rodric Corey, 17, a Lincoln High junior, showed a market hog and three breeding pigs. He took home Supreme Champion Market Hog and Supreme Champion FFA.

“Rodric had the supreme champion market hog. He obviously did very well. That was the big one,” Trueblood said. “He works really hard and gets into the breeding aspect; he has his own breeding herd.”