Daily Progress, Jacksonville, TX

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December 10, 2012

Area youths prepare for spring livestock show

JACKSONVILLE — Youths participating in the Cherokee County Jr. Livestock show next March will be in Jack-sonville Saturday getting their show projects validated at the Stock Show Expo Center on Loop 456.

Cherokee County Extension Agent Willie Arnwine, who oversees 4H and youth development, will be on hand, assisted by show committee members, examining livestock that will be entered in the show, scheduled March 21-23 at the expo center.

“Anyone showing at the March show will need to have their animals up there Saturday to be tagged so they can show,” said Kasey King, administrative assistant for the county extension office. “All of these animals have to be tagged and numbered and checked in so that (organizerss) have an idea of what is coming, and that the animals are healthy.”

However, she added, youths showing in the Pee Wee Class do not have to arrange for validation, only those students in the regular 4H program.

The Pee Wee Class is for exhibitors under age 9 or in grades below third grade.

Livestock undergoing validation include dairy cattle, beef and commercial cattle – including market steers – market and dairy goats, and swine.

During the three-day stock show, different categories are featured each day, with judges from outside of the county overseeing the contest. Animals, or projects, that place at the top of their class qualify for premium sale, which is held after the show concludes and gives people a chance to bid on projects, King said.

“Market steers are usually a pretty good category,” she said, “though overall, I'd say that cattle probably make up the largest number of projects that the kids are involved in.”

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