Wasco Finds Success at the Kern County Fair!

And just like that we are done! Fair has passed and we couldn't be prouder of our exhibitors. The hard work and determination each one put in really showed. I personally had a lot of fun with the project as a whole and everybody I've talked to about it really enjoyed it and wishes to partake in showing again starting next summer. The experience is fun and a good way to interact with and make new friends. It's important to also remember it took a lot of time and dedication to make it to fair and just getting there in the first place is an accomplishment on its own.

Along with the fun at fair we had many placings, victories, if you will, in every barn. Before that I wanted to announce the first through third placers for Kern Bred and Fed Showmanship. To give a brief explanation of this competition each species has its own and the only Showman allowed to participate are those of which who have an animal that was bred and raised solely in Kern County. In Swine Barn Jocelyne Juarez and Andrew Morales took 1st Place in their classes. In Lamb Barn Nick Gutierrez got 2nd, Vianey Padilla and Emma Litchfield got 1st place. There were no First through Third placings in Goat Barn although we still are proud of those who showed.

Members of the Swine Barn

Now to start off, in the Swine Barn we had a total of 7 First through third places in Market Showmanship, which is the ranking system that determines where you are on the auction list. Jocelyn Juarez, Henry Marin, Andrew Morales, and Christopher Padilla got 3rd place, Alejandro Gomez got 2nd place, and Idaly Flores, Kailin Medina, and Jasmine Ramos placed 1st in their classes. In the Showmanship competition, which is a demonstration of ones skill as a Showman and how they work with their animal, we had Gladis Castillo, Andrew Morales, Jocelyne Juarez, and Jasmine Ramos made it to the final round and ultimately Andrew Morales took 2nd place and was the 2019-2020 Reserved Grand Champion.

Andrew Morales and Blue, together they got 3rd in Market and Reserved Grand Champion in Showmanship