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2013-03-21 / Community News

4-H Report

Lee County Jr. Livestock Show Week
by Jewell Glover

Thank you everybody who attended and set up for the fundraiser on February 2, 2013. It was a huge success and all contributions are greatly appreciated. Congratulations to Snow’s BBQ for winning the Grand Prize!!!

The 4-H members elected new officers for the year 2013-2014 and they are as follows: President: Megan Sanders, Vice President: Colton Allen, Treasurer: Brooke Wallingsford, Secretary: Jordan Marek, Reporter: Wyatt Retzlaff, Parliamentarian: Jewell Glover, Photographer: Emma Schneider, Counsel Delegates: Wesley Bohl and Kolton Mitchel.

Some dates to make note of are as follows: On March 15th, 2013 there is a horse quiz bowl in San Antonio, TX. March 20th through the 22nd is the Lee County Livestock Show. See schedule following this article.

In new business, there is a fashion show April 1, 2013. The meeting is at the Extension office from 5 pm -6 pm. Record Book training is at the April 15, 2013 meeting at the Extension office, from 5 pm-6 pm. District Horse Judging is April 6, 2013. The entry deadline is March 24, 2013. District Judging Contest is April 20, 2013 (Livestock, Meats, Soils); the entry deadline is April 7, 2013. State Roundup is June 10-14 at Texas A&M, College Station; you must qualify at District Competition. There is a District Leadership Lab June 17-19 at Sam Houston State University, Huntsville. The registration deadline is May 26, 2013.

The tentative schedule for the Lee County Livestock Show is shown below.

Wednesday, March 20
2:00 pm Animals may begin arriving
2:00-6:00 pm YFCA entries may arrive
6:00 pm ALL animals must be in the barn
6:30 pm Weighing of Market animals:
Scale 1 Swine- 6:30 pm
Scale 2 Sheep- 6:30 pm, followed by
Goats, followed by Steers on Scale 3
Animals which have officially weighed out may be
removed from the barn after completion of weighing.
Thursday, March 21
7:30-9:00 am Broilers and Rabbits brought in
7:30-8:30 am YFCA entries may arrive
8:00-Noon Cakes arrive
9:30 am Broiler judging
10:00 am Judging of YFCA entries
11:00 am Market rabbit judging followed by
Breeding rabbit judging
1:30 pm Cake judging
4:00 pm Commercial Market Heifer judging
(Open followed by Bred)
6:30 pm Junior Breeding Heifer Show (Am, Brit,
and Exotic in alphabetical order) followed by crossbred
Note: All non-sale market entries and cakes may be
removed from the barn (with superintendent’s approval)
after the completion of each departmental show.
Friday, March 22, 2013
8:00 am Market Swine judging
2:00 pm Market Lamb judging
3:30 pm Market Goat judging
6:00 pm Steer Show
8-12 pm Dance
Saturday, March 23, 2013
8:30 am Pee Wee Swine Showmanship
11:30 am Buyers’ Get-together
1:00 pm Release of Breeding Show (Rabbits &
Heifers) and YFCA Department entries with
superintendent’s approval.
Sunday, March 24
Clean-up by exhibitors. Times will be announced.

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