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Livestock scales get trial run

Each year livestock scales are pulled out of storage at the Logan County Fairground to record weights of entries in the Junior and Open fairs.


Five fair volunteers hopped aboard the cattle barn scales to help reach a weight level of 1,200 pounds Friday as Logan County Auditor Michael E. Yoder recorded the results. He recommended calibration for the scale before Sunday’s official certification. (EXAMINER PHOTO | JOEL E. MAST)

Logan County Auditor Michael E. Yoder and employee Lynn Fullerton spent Friday morning a pre-certification check so that the fair board could make sure each scale is ready.

A final certification, which anyone can observe, is set for 5 p.m. Sunday.

Mr. Yoder said the scales need a little use after a year of storage to work properly.

The cattle scale started out showing acceptable variances as Mr. Fullerton moved 500 pounds from corner to corner. But, once it was loaded with five fair volunteers and the 500 pounds, it started to show excessive differences.

Fair board officials will call in a technician to calibrate the device before Sunday’s certification.

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