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NETLA Junior Market Livestock Show starts Thursday

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The Hopkins County Junior Market Livestock Show, sponsored by Northeast Texas Livestock Association, kicks off this week at Hopkins County Regional Civic Center and provides local 4-H and FFA students an opportunity to shine while showing the livestock they’ve raised, giving them a chance to earn money and recognition for their hard work, and scholarships for at least two youth.

The program is designed to get local youth involved in the agricultural field, help raise funds for some of the students to receive a college education and reward those 4-H and FFA members for their efforts, and to generate an interest in young people for the agricultural careers.

County youth will bring their animals to the Civic Center where they will be judged by experienced agricultural teachers and past champions from across the state, according to weight in each category. 

Things kick off Thursday with the lamb and goat shows. All lambs and goats are to be weighed in between 2 p.m. and 3 p.m., with the lamb showmanship and show following at 4 p.m. The goat showmanship and show will immediately follow the lamb show.

Starting at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, all heifers entries are due at the Civic Center.

All poultry projects are due in place for check in at 8 a.m. Friday, Feb. 21. The poultry showmanship show will begin at 9 a.m.

Also Friday, from 9 a.m. to 11a.m., all swine weights are due. The swine showmanship show will begin at noon.

All steer and heifer projects should be in place and checked in at 10 a.m. Steer weights are due between 12:30 p.m. and 1 p.m. Friday. The heifer showmanship show will begin at 3 p.m. and the steer showmanship show at 6 p.m. 

Immediately following the steer show, the sale ring will be set up for all sale participants.

At noon Saturday, Feb. 22 will be the Professional Ag Workers Stew. All are invited to fellowship with the exhibitors and many of the individuals who supported the program.

The Sale of Champions will begin at 1:30 p.m. Saturday. The sale has consistently raised more than $100,000 for local youth for at least 12 years, and more than $200,000 since 2008. 

 

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