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76th annual stockshow next week


The 76th Annual Bandera County Junior Livestock show will be held Jan. 12-14, 2012 at the Mansfield Park Showbarn.

The County Stock show is the culmination of many long hours, days, weeks, and months of hard work put in by our 4-H and FFA members and their families. The stock show program helps build "life skills" such as time management, record keeping, competition, sportsmanship, leadership skills and discipline, just to name a few.

This year there are over 562 entries in the show. 4-H and FFA members from all over the county are participating.

"Everyone is encouraged to come out to the show and see some of the best livestock in the Hill Country," Bandera County Extension Service Agent Sam Womble.

Food and drinks will be available at the Concession Stand during the entire show and auction. All proceeds benefit the Bandera County 4-H program. "The highlight of the show is the auction of prize winning livestock on Saturday. This is how our exhibitors get rewarded for all the work they put into their projects," said Sam Womble.

Visa and Mastercard will be accepted at the auction on Saturday.

"We want to make it as convenient as possible for our buyers to support the youth," said BCJLS Stock Show Treasurer, Laurie Haynes.

For more information, contact the Texas AgriLife Extension Service, Bandera County office at 830-796-7755.

Here is the schedule for this year's show:

WEDNESDAY - January 11, 2012
7:00 - 9:00 p.m. - All animals may arrive, except poultry and rabbits.
7:00 - 9:00 p.m. - Ag Mechanic Projects must arrive.

THURSDAY - January 12, 2012
8:00 a.m. - Animals start arriving
8:00 - 10:00 a.m. - Poultry and rabbits will be weighed and sifted as they unload; All others unload and stalled first
10:00 a.m. - All animals in place
10:00 a.m. - Rabbit showmanship
10:00 a.m. - Weigh and sift lambs, goats, cattle and hogs
12:30 p.m. - Judge Breeding Sheep, followed by Market Lambs
- Sheep Showmanship (follows Market Lamb Show)
1:00 p.m. - Judge Broilers, followed by Turkeys
- Poultry Showmanship (follows Turkey Show)
2:00 p.m. - Judge Farm Mechanics Projects
3:30 p.m. - Judge Angora Goats
4:30 p.m. - Judge Meat Does followed by Market Goats
- Goat Showmanship (follows Goat Show)

FRIDAY - January 13, 2012
8:00 a.m. - Judge Breeding Cattle, followed by Market Steers
- Cattle Showmanship (follows Steer Show)
8:00 a.m. - Judge Market Rabbits, followed by Breeding Rabbits
10:00 a.m. - Judge Market Swine, followed by Breeding Swine
- Swine Showmanship (follows Swine Show)
2:00 p.m. - Horse Show - Rodeo arena
1:00 p.m. - Deadline for exhibitor to notify superintendent of which animal they intend to sell. (or conclusion of market swine show)
T.B.A. - Load floored animals - All feeders, handling supplies, etc. should be removed from barn.
T.B.A. - Barn setup after Swine Show.

SATURDAY - January 14, 2012
10:30 a.m. - Buyer Registration
11:00 -12noon - Buyer BBQ Lunch
11:30 a.m. - Stock Show Awards
12:00 p.m. - Livestock Auction