Doubling Show Success: Livingston County Rabbit Breeders
By Tom Seest
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The Livingston County Rabbit Breeders Double Show is one of the premier rabbit shows in the state of Indiana. It is held during the Livingston County Fair in Chillicothe. There are over 50 classes of rabbits in the show. This year’s Grand Master Showman is Lauren Leigh.
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Lauren Leigh, Livingston County Rabbit breeder, has a unique perspective on rabbit shows. She has shown Californian and New Zealand varieties in various classes and has collected many ribbons. This year, she will add a fourth-place ribbon to her collection, as well as a first-place ribbon.
She has also worked with Chillicothe FFA members. In her role as an Agri-Corps member, she spent a year in Africa. After returning home, she farms near Auzvasse with her father. She shared her experiences with the audience and encouraged the participants to follow their passion.
The Livingston County Rabbit Breeders Double Show was held at the Livingston County Fairgrounds in Chillicothe, IN, on Saturday, May 11. The event was attended by over 250 rabbit breeders and exhibitors. The winners of the show are listed below.
The show was judged by Brock Meanor, a Rabbit Breeder from Sewickley, Pa. The first-place winner was Madalyn Reading. The second-place winners were Lydia Cross and Luisa Smith. Both of them had outstanding animals.
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