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Annual Stephens County Junior Livestock Show slated for Jan. 9-11

Annual Stephens County Junior Livestock Show slated for Jan. 9-11
January 07
14:13 2020

The 2020 Stephens County Junior Livestock Show and Sale will kick off Thursday evening, Jan. 9, at the Stephens County Ag Center on U.S. Highway 180, east of Breckenridge.

The show will officially start Thursday with the weigh-ins of the rabbits, goats, sheep, swine, poultry and cattle and will continue through the sale Saturday afternoon, Jan. 11. Thursday’s events also will include the check-in and judging of the ag mechanics projects and the rabbit judging.

Friday’s schedule includes the judging of the poultry, sheep, goats, swine and cattle, as well as the Pee Wee Show. On Saturday, the SCJLS will continue with the interviews for the Herdsman Award, the  Jacob Jackson Master Showman competition and the floral design judging. The show will wrap up with the buyers luncheon and the sale.

All of the exhibitors must participate in the cleanup beginning at 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 12.

For the complete list of times and events, including a downloadable version, see the “Schedule of Events” below.

The show is open to open to all active 4-H Club members who are at least 9 years old or were in the third grade on the day of the initial validations, or who are active FFA members in Stephens County and who are full time students in Stephens County but have not graduated from high school.

This year’s General Show Chairman is Will Thompson.

Thursday Jan. 9
 5 – 6 p.m.
Weigh in of Rabbits

 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Weigh in of Goats
Weigh in of Sheep
Weigh in of Swine
Weigh in of Poultry
Weigh-in of Cattle

5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Check in of Ag Mechanics Projects

7 p.m.
Judging of Ag Mechanics Projects

6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Judging of Breeding Rabbits

7:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Judging of Market Rabbits

8:30 p.m. – 8:45 p.m.
Judging of County Born and Bred Rabbits

8:45 – 9:15 p.m.
Judging of Rabbit Showmanship

Friday Jan. 11
9 – 9:30 a.m.
Judging of Poultry

9:30 – 11 a.m.
Judging of Breeding Sheep
Judging of Market Sheep
Judging of County Born and Bred Sheep
Judging of Sheep Showmanship

11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Judging of Breeding Goats
Judging of Market Goats
Judging of County Born and Bred Goat
Judging of Goat Showmanship

1:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Judging of Market Gilts
Judging of Market Barrows
Judging of County Born and Bred Swine
Judging of Swine Showmanship
Followed by the Pee Wee Show

6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Judging of Market Steers
Judging of Breeding Cattle
Judging of County Born and Bred Cattle
Judging of Cattle Showmanship

Saturday Jan. 12
8 a.m.
Herdsman interviews

9 a.m.
Floral Design competition

10 a.m.
Jacob Jackson Master Showman
Presentation of awards immediately to follow

Buyers Luncheon

1 p.m.
Sale Begins

Sunday Jan. 13
1 p.m.
Mandatory Clean up


Will Thompson
General Show Chairman

Matt Parker
General Superintendent

Kyle Fambro
Asst. General Superintendent

Marsee Fuller
General Show Secretary

Shelley Jackson
General Show Secretary

Tye Jackson
Ag Mechanics Superintendent

Rabbit Superintendent: Eric Brennan
Sheep Superintendent: Forrest Fuller
Swine Superintendent: Kenneth Alford
Poultry Superintendent: Matt Parker
Goat Superintendent: Zach Shortes
Cattle Superintendent: Roy Russell

Executive Committee:
Kenneth Alford, Tye Jackson, Eric Brennan, Will Thompson, Forrest Fuller, Matt Parker, Sumer Russell, Jessie Shortes, Roy Russell, Marsee Fuller, Zach Shortes and Kyle Fambro

Showmanship Division:
Co-Chairman: Glenda Knight
Co-Chairman: Sonya Morehart

Loading Committee:
Superintendent: Debbie Hash
Committee Members: Matt Parker, Eric Brennan, Forrest Fuller, Kenneth Alford, Roy Russell and Zach Shortes

4-H Adviser: Sumer Russell

FFA Adviser: Jessie Shortes

2020 Sale Committee:
Chairmen: Susan Shortes and Will Thompson
Committee Members: James Shelton, Mike Parrack and Kevin Simmons
Sale Secretaries: Glenda Knight and Sonya Morehart


Cutline, top photo: At the 2019 Stephens County Junior Livestock Show, Kadynce Kennedy took home the two grand champion awards in the Cattle Division, the Grand Champion Breeding Heifer and the Grand Champion Market Steer. She also earned the Junior Cattle Showmanship Award. This year’s livestock show starts Thursday evening, Jan. 9. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)


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