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Cooper Hall of the Artesia FFA stands with his Grand Champion market steer following its sale Saturday morning in the Eddy County Junior Livestock Auction at the Eddy County Fairgrounds. With him are representatives of Fenn’s Country Market of Artesia and La Tienda Thriftway of Carlsbad, who purchased the steer, and Fair Queen Emma Voldahl. Courtesy Photo

Cooper Hall of the Artesia FFA stands with his Grand Champion market steer following its sale Saturday morning in the Eddy County Junior Livestock Auction at the Eddy County Fairgrounds. With him are representatives of Fenn’s Country Market of Artesia and La Tienda Thriftway of Carlsbad, who purchased the steer, and Fair Queen Emma Voldahl. Courtesy Photo

Daily Press Staff Reports
Months of hard work paid off in myriad ways Saturday for the participants in the 2015 Eddy County Fair Youth Livestock Show.
Young 4-H and FFA members spend plenty of money and many hours of hard work outdoors raising and caring for their show animals leading up to the fair. And while the lessons in dedication and responsibility learned are undoubtedly the most valuable, many of the participants’ efforts are rewarded monetarily, as well, at the Junior Livestock Auction. … For the rest of the story, subscribe in print and on the web.