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Jul 25, 2013 1:47 AM by Ed Zuchelli, KSBY News

Livestock show at the Mid-State Fair

It was a big day for agriculture at the Mid-State Fair.

FFA and 4H-er's were taking part in one of the biggest competitions.

Young aggies showed what are called "replacement heifers".

They are young cattle who are pregnant and will go live and breed on local ranches

It's a 39-year tradition here that was started by started by local ranchers.

"A lot of these cattle you'll find are locally bred and fed which means they come from the central coast so obviously breeders want to show that they are the best," said Kara Kester.

"It's a great program because these are the breeding animals these are the females that are going back into those cow herds to have baby calves to come back here to the fair," said Mid-State Fair CEO Vivian Robertson.

The cattle shown Wednesday will be sold at the livestock auction.

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