Junior Livestock Show at Fresno Fairgrounds

February 7, 2010 12:00:00 AM PST
An oil boom is underway in the state's agricultural heartland, as evolving tastes and a trend toward healthy fare have transformed a profession as old as civilization: olive production for the extra virgin market.The Annual Red Wave Classic Junior Livestock Show was going on at the Fresno Fairgrounds.

And Saturday both sheep and steer were shown off in the fair's livestock pavilion.

The youngsters competing in showmanship are mostly from California and a few traveled in from out of state.

But a local took Saturday's top prize in steer showmanship and the teen handler said it felt good to be recognized for his hard work.

"In the winter time, you usually only wash them once a day, but once the summer starts going, like two times a day. And then showmanship every day, as soon as you get home. It just means a lot to win it," said Marc Miranda, Prather.

The Red Wave Classic is presented by Fresno State's Jordan College of AG Sciences and Technology. It continued Sunday, with heifer and hog divisions.