The Ray County Fairgrounds were a busy place this week as people gathered to see everything from 4-H and FFA exhibits to the swine and beef shows.
The impact of the excessive heat warning could be seen in the somewhat smaller crowds and in the faces of the livestock, as well as those showing them. But the heat didn’t deter everyone from attending fair events, and there were plenty to enjoy. Sheep, goats and 4-H/FFA exhibits Not a single body was dry as the Ray County Fair sheep show began Monday at 8 a.m. It already felt hotter than 100 in the shed, with huge metal fans doing little to alleviate the mugginess. Richmond High School agriculture teacher Joe Robinson said this year’s show was smaller than in years past; 26 sheep were shown in all, with nine trophies given away. Next was the goat show, where seven trophies were handed out. Thirty-three goats were shown in all. You would have thought the goats were going to the slaughterhouse instead of being shown off, with as much noise as they were making, which prompted ongoing chuckles from those watching.

PHOTO: Jodi Robinson of Richmond fl ashes a winning smile while showing her sheep at the Pee Wee Sheep Show Monday at the Ray County Fairgrounds. (Photo by Emily List/Richmond News)

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