Perry Co. Fair Steer Under Quarantine

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The Grand Champion Steer from the Perry County Fair is under quarantine.

A spokesman for the Ohio Department of Agriculture said the steer tested positive for drugs and the case has now been referred to the Agriculture Department’s Enforcement Division for investigation.

Bryan Levin with the Agriculture Department said that the steer is ineligible to receive premium rewards during sale, but can still be sold at market value.

Perry County Fairboard President Ron Baker said that the fairboard will await the result’s of the state’s investigation before they take next steps.

Baker said it is policy for Reserve and Grand Champion for any livestock at the fair to be tested. Baker said that test is done by the fair’s veterinarian, witnessed and sealed and sent to the state for testing.

Baker said once the state makes it findings the exhibitor can appeal the findings.

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