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New Scales at the Jr. Fair Livestock Barns


Fairboard directors install the new scales at the Hardin County Fairgrounds Saturday morning.
 
Livestock exhibitors at the 2013 Hardin County Fair will notice something new when they go to check in tomorrow. New livestock scales have been installed at the fairgrounds.
 
According to Fairboard Director Don Spar, the scales were needed because the previous ones were getting outdated.
 
“When we looked at the repair and maintenance of the scales we found that the scales were producing inaccurate readings. All of our scales have to be certified by the State of Ohio and they need to be accurate. When we looked at ways we could repair the scales, we found that many of the parts that were needed were no longer available, so we made the decision to purchase new scales.” said Spar.
 
The new scales utilize the latest technology, including digital technology which can also be used in other venues if necessary. Spar said that the fairboard hopes this will also facilitate a quick and timely manner on check in day.
 
“We hope that this will allow people to move their projects in and out a lot faster, and more efficient than it has in the past. We’ll see on Monday but we believe that this will help serve the fair interests for many years to come.” said Spar.
 
Livestock projects will check in at the fair on Monday. Weigh-in times are as follows:
 
8:00-11:30 – Hogs
11:30- 1:00 – Lambs
1:00- 3:00 – Hogs
3:00- 4:00 – Lambs
5:00- 6:00 – Dairy Feeders
4:30- 5:30 – Goats
5:30- 6:30 – Rabbits, Broilers & Turkeys
6:00-6:30 – Dairy Steers
6:30-7:00 – Beef Feeders
7:00- 8:00 – Steers
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