Breckenridge Texan

Annual livestock show opens with rabbit judging, continues today and Saturday

Annual livestock show opens with rabbit judging, continues today and Saturday
January 06
08:06 2023

The 65th annual Stephens County Junior Livestock Show began Thursday, Jan. 5, in the Stephens County Expo on U.S. Highway 180 East. It will continue through the sale Saturday afternoon, Jan. 7.

Kayla Wood sang the National Anthem to open the show. The rabbit judging immediately followed. Other activities taking place Thursday evening included the weigh-ins for the rabbits, poultry, goats, sheep and swine, and the ag mechanics projects check-in.

The events will continue today, Friday, Jan. 6, with the poultry judging starting at 8 a.m. Other events on the schedule for today include the weigh-in of the cattle; the judging of the sheep, goats, swine and cattle; the Pee Wee Show; and, the judging of the Ag Mechanics Projects. On Saturday, the SCJLS will continue with the interviews for the Herdsman Award, the  Jacob Jackson Master Showman competition, livestock judging contest and the floral design contest. The show will wrap up with the presentation of awards, the buyers luncheon and the sale.

There will be a cleanup event for all exhibitors on Sunday afternoon, Jan. 8.

The Breckenridge Texan will have a complete list of the livestock show results and more photos, after the completion of the show.

Jackson Morehart, left, and Lucas Gonzales take their rabbits into the arena for the judging of the New Zealand Bucks class of the Breeding Rabbits category. The rabbits were chosen for second and first place, respectively. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)


Friday Jan. 6
8 – 9:00 a.m.
Judging of Poultry

9:30 a.m.
Judging of Ag Mechanics Projects

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

Noon – 1 p.m.
Weigh-in of Cattle

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 Breeding Cattle
Judging of Market Steers
Judging of County Born and Bred Cattle
Judging of Cattle Showmanship

Saturday Jan. 7
8 a.m.
Herdsman interviews (Seniors followed by juniors)

10 a.m.
Jacob Jackson Master Showman

11 a.m.
Livestock Judging Contest/Floral Design Contest
Presentation of awards immediately to follow

Buyers Luncheon

1 p.m.
Sale Begins

Sunday Jan. 8
1 p.m.
Mandatory Clean up


Cutline, top photo: Natalee Cooper talks with rabbit judge Gay Sparks of De Leon during Thursday night’s competition. Natalee’s rabbit won first place in the Class 6 Breeding Rabbits – Other Breeds Doe category and Reserve Champion in the Other Breeds overall. The 65th annual Stephens County Junior Livestock Show will continue today and Saturday, Jan. 6-7. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)


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