The 2011 Heritage Lamb will be showcased at the Junior Livestock Auction on Sunday, August 14, at the Nevada County Fair. Proceeds from the lamb will be used to assist the Nevada County Fair Foundation in its efforts to continue to improve the Fairgrounds. Raising the 2011 Heritage Lamb is 17-year-old Paige Lambert. Paige was chosen to raise the lamb because of her 4H experience in raising animals and for her leadership skills. Paige says she is honored.
“It is a great honor. I was so happy that they asked me to raise it and it’s so much fun. I’ve gotten to know many different things about the lamb. It’s a great experience.”
The Foundation is currently seeking donors to contribute to the fund for the Heritage Lamb. The animal will be the last in its specie to be auctioned, and donors can bid on the Heritage Lamb at the auction or they may “bump up” the bid on the lamb with added donations by contacting the Fair Office or visiting the Livestock Office during the Fair. The Heritage Lamb was donated by the Paasch Family and Our 49er Feed Store donated all the feed. The 2011 Nevada County Fair is August 10 – 14, and the Junior Livestock Auction is Sunday, August 14.