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2024 Stephens County Junior Livestock Show to kickoff Thursday, Jan. 4, at county ag center

2024 Stephens County Junior Livestock Show to kickoff Thursday, Jan. 4, at county ag center
January 02
07:47 2024

The 66th annual Stephens County Junior Livestock Show will officially start Thursday, Jan. 4, at the Stephens County Ag Center on U.S. Highway 180, east of Breckenridge, with the weigh-ins of the rabbits, goats, sheep, swine and poultry, and will continue through the sale Saturday afternoon, Jan. 6. Thursday’s events also will include the check-in of the ag mechanics projects and the rabbit judging.

Friday’s schedule includes the weigh-in of the cattle; the judging of the poultry, 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, and the livestock judging contest. The show will wrap up with the presentation of awards, the buyers luncheon and the sale.

All of the exhibitors must participate in the cleanup beginning at 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 7.

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

The show is 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 Jim McKay.


Thursday Jan. 4
5 – 6 p.m.
Weigh in of Rabbits

5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Weigh in of Poultry

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

5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Check in 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. 5
8 – 9 a.m.
Judging of Poultry

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

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

11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Judging of Breeding Sheep
Judging of Market Sheep
Judging of County Born and Bred Sheep
Judging of Sheep 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
Presentation of awards immediately to follow

Buyers Luncheon

1 p.m.
Sale Begins

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


Jim McKay
General Show Chairman

Zach Shortes
General Superintendent

Nick Reynolds
Asst. General Superintendent

Marsee Fuller
General Show Secretary

Shelley Jackson
General Show Secretary

Ashly Fambro and Libbie Speer
Assistant Show Secretaries


Rabbit Superintendent: Eric Brennan
Poultry Superintendent: Nick Reynolds
Sheep Superintendent: Forrest Fuller
Goat Superintendent: Coby Wimberley
Swine Superintendent: Kenneth Alford
Cattle Superintendent: Mark Pugh
Ag Mechanics Superintendent: Tye Jackson

Executive Committee:
Kenneth Alford, Tye Jackson, Eric Brennan, Forrest Fuller, Nick Reynolds, Coby Wimberley, Mark Pugh, Marsee Fuller, Zach Shortes, Shelley Jackson, Jessie Shortes, Jim McKay, Austin Hanna and Makayla Pike

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

Loading Committee:
Superintendent: Nick Reynolds
Committee Members: Eric Brennan, Forrest Fuller, Kenneth Alford, Mark Pugh and Coby Wimberley

4-H Advisers: Sumer Russell and Jessie Shortes

FFA Advisers: Austin Hanna and Makayla Pike

2024 Sale Committee:
Chairmen: Susan Shortes and Will Thompson
Committee Members: Kevin Simmons, Jonathan Newton and Luke Grider
Sale Secretaries: Glenda Knight and Sonya Morehart


Cutline, top photo: Kadynce Kennedy showed the Grand Champion Heifer and the Grand Champion Steer in the Cattle Division of the 2023 Stephens County Junior Livestock Show. She also earned the Junior Cattle Showmanship Award last year. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)



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