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Nebraska State Fair board approves new livestock show fees

(MGN Online/MidwestAGNet)

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) — Those looking to show their prized farm animals at next year's Nebraska State Fair will have to pony up a little more.

The Grand Island Independent reports (http://bit.ly/2hxTjm3 ) that the Nebraska State Fair board voted Friday to institute a bedding fee to help defray the cost of bedding provided for livestock shown at the fair. The fees will help pay for the bedding and for its removal and disposal.

The fee will be $15 for beef cattle and dairy cattle for 4-H, FFA and open class. It will be $5 for sheep, goats and swine.

The board also approved a $3 per head fee for market animals for 4-H and FFA to help defray the cost of drug testing.

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