Animals

Mar 23, 2012 12:25 PM by Greg Boyce

State Fair to allow one member of banned family to enter goat show

PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) - A boy who was disqualified from the Colorado State Fair after his goat tested positive for a banned drug will be allowed to compete this year.

General manager Chris Wiseman announced Thursday that Ben Weinroth will be able to participate "due to the circumstances." Wiseman refused to elaborate on the reasons for the reversal.

Goats belonging to Ben and his sister, 19-year-old Maggie Weinroth, were disqualified after the animals tested positive for ractopamine, a drug that promotes muscle growth.

Their mother, Sue Weinroth, says someone tampered with the animals' feed at the fair, making the goats sick.

She says she reached an agreement to clear her children's names after mediation with fair officials.

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