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Ojai Valley News photo by Perry Van Houten

At top, Simoore Grange kids from the Ojai Valley include, from left, Kaden Shipp, Eli Connell, Sam Perez, Hayden Martinez, Sofia Perez and Parker Graham.

This week, for the first time in three years, Clark Pavilion at the Ventura County Fairgrounds was packed with farm animals and the future ranchers who raised them.

The Ventura County Fair Junior Livestock Auction, the oldest livestock auction in the state and one of the largest, is set to begin at 9 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 12.

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Photo by Christina Maggio

Helena Maggio with Squeamer. 

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Ojai Valley News photo by Perry Van Houten

Bella Maggio, 10, of Ojai, with Zip.