Saturday, March 2, 2024

Hood County Junior Livestock Show nearly underway

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Hood County is gearing up for its 69th annual Junior Livestock Show that will take place Jan. 9 through the 13, put on by the Hood County Junior Livestock Raisers Association. The free five-day event at the Reunion Grounds gives students from around the county the chance to show off their skills from working directly with animals to all kinds of knowledge of livestock identification and much more.

The last show in 2023 had a total of 909 show entries and a record-breaking amount of funds raised in the premium auction sale with over $500,000 generated. The Grand Champion steer led by Caiman Cody sold for $17,000 dollars. The HCJLRA is looking forward to another successful show.

For the schedule of events please see below:

Tuesday, Jan. 9

  • 6:30 a.m. – Fairgrounds Open
  • 7 – 10 a.m. – Rabbit Weigh-In
  • 8 a.m. – Livestock Skill-a-thon Check-In
  • 8:30 a.m. – Livestock Skill-a-thon Contest
  • 10 – 10:30 a.m. – Broiler Check-in
  • 11:30 a.m. – Broiler Show
  • 1:30 p.m. - Livestock Skill-a-thon Buckle Presentation
  • 2 p.m. - Rabbit Show
  •  2 - 3 p.m. - Sheep: Market Lamb Weigh-In/Classification & Breeding Ewe Check-In
  •  3 – 4 p.m. - Goat: Market Goat Weigh-In & Breeding Doe Check-In
  • 10 p.m. - Gates Close

Wednesday, Jan. 10

  • 6 a.m. - Fairgrounds Open
  • 6:30 - 8:30 a.m. - 4-H Pancake Breakfast
  • 8 – 11 a.m. - Swine: Market Swine Weigh-In/Classification & Breeding Gilts Check-In
  • 11 a.m. - Sheep Show: Breeding Ewe Show followed by Market Lamb Show
  • 3 p.m. - Goat Show: Breeding Doe Show followed by Market Goat Show
  • 6 – 8 p.m. - Ag Mechanics Check-In
  • 10 p.m. - Gates Close

Thursday, Jan. 11

  • 6 a.m. - Fairgrounds Open
  • 8 – 11 a.m. - Family Living Division Check-In
  • 9 -10 a.m. - Cattle: Market Steer Weigh-In/Classification & Heifer Check-In
  • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. - Ag Mechanics Show
  • 12 p.m. - Family Living Division Judging (Exhibit Building Closed)
  • 1 p.m. - Breeding Gilt Show
  • 2 p.m. - Market Swine Show
  • 6 p.m. - Family Living Division Opens / Silent Auction Begins
  • 7 p.m. - Non-Silent Auction Family Living Division Items Removal Deadline
  • 10 p.m. - Gates Close

 Friday, Jan. 12

  • 6 a.m. - Fairgrounds Open
  • 6:30 a.m. - Family Living Division Silent Auction Continues
  • 11 a.m. - Heifer Show
  • 1 p.m. - Market Steer Show
  • 10 p.m. - Gates Close

 *** Release of All Projects Not Making Premium Sale***

Saturday, Jan. 13

  • 6 a.m. - Fairgrounds Open
  • 11 a.m. - Buyer Meal
  • 1 p.m. - Family Living Division Silent Auction Closes
  • 1 p.m. - Premium Auction Sale