The O.H. Kruse Grain and Milling Company Rooster Crowing and Hen Cackling Contest returns to the L.A. County Fair this year. The Fair is scheduled for Sept. 12-28.
Entries will be accepted until contest time and are limited to the first 25 entries in each class. The contest will take place at 1 p.m., Sept. 28, in the Big Red Barn.
There is no fee to enter the contest. All participants will receive a rosette. Cash prizes of $5 will be given to the third, fourth, fifth and sixth place winners in each class. The Runner-up will receive a $10 prize and a trophy. The Champion will receive a $15 prize and a trophy.
Contestants will be given one minute to complete their rooster crowing or hen cackling. The judging criteria are realism, volume and clarity, appeal and technique and originality.
Additional information may be obtained in the International Livestock and Dairy Shows 2003 Premium Book, which will be available in early July. The free handbook may be picked up at 1101 W. McKinley Ave., or call the Livestock office at (909) 865-4000. For more information about the Fair, call (909) 623-3111 or visit the Web site, www.lacountyfair.com.