It’s getting closer – the 2013 Llano County Junior Livestock Show!
This year, flocks of 4-H and FFA members will get ready to show off their best animals in the annual Llano County Junior Livestock Show January 10-12 at the Llano County Community Center. Rabbits, chickens, goats, swine, lambs, turkeys, and cattle, will each take their turn on the show floor, while the kids who have raised them will watch as the judges evaluate each animal.
Beginning Friday morning at 8am, the show will proceed all day and will conclude on Saturday with the evaluation of the cattle.
Awards such as belt buckles, jackets, and duffle bags, as well as money will be given out to the top in show. The top places will be named Grand Champion, Reserve Champion, and Showmanship.
A special award, the Tanner Howell Memorial Top Hand Award will be given in memory of Tanner Howell in recognition of the club member who exhibits outstanding hard work, commitment, and dedication to service. For these recipients, uncommon commitment to excellence is a common characteristic. A $100 scholarship will be given by Kenny and Kathy Osbourn as well as by the Gary Howell family.
On Saturday afternoon, the Premium Sale will be held at Oestrich’s Rose beginning with a Buyers Mixer at 5pm. Auctioneers will be Jimmy Decker, Sammy Leverett, and John Schuessler.
In addition to the stock show, the Art, Craft and Food Show portions will be held at the Llano County Community Center and will be judged by the Llano County Extension Agent.
On Friday, the Llano County 4-H will be selling barbecue plates from 11am – 1pm at the Llano County Community Center. They will be serving sirloin, chicken, sausage, potato salad, green beans, dessert and tea. The lunch is open to the public, and is dine in or carry out. Cost is $8 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under. All proceeds will go to benefit the Llano County 4-H Program.