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    Participants in the Young County Junior Livestock Show presents their rabbits in January 2019 at the Young County Arena. The 2020 YCJLS will begin Thursday, Jan. 9, with rabbit weigh-in at 10 a.m. The rabbits will be judged at 1 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 10. The grand champion in the 2019 YCJLS was Amanda Richard of Lone Star 4-H (at right), and the reserve champion was Ty Dunnam of 4-H Shooting Sports. (Leader file photo)

Young County Junior Livestock Show hitting Young County Arena next week

As 2020 begins, the Young County Junior Livestock Show and Young County Fair are just around the corner with divisions in goat, lamb, steer, heifer, swine and rabbits, along with culinary arts, creative arts, photography and Ag Mechanics.

Each entrant into the Junior Livestock Show must be a member of a Young County 4-H Club or FFA chapter that are currently enrolled at a Young County public or private school or are homeschooled within Young County. Entry deadlines occurred in 2019 and will be presented and judged at the Young County Junior Livestock Show Jan. 9-11.

The YCJLS will begin on Thursday, Jan. 9, with all livestock and Ag Mechanics in place at 10 a.m. at the Young County Arena. The rabbit weigh-in begins at 10 a.m. while lambs and goats begin their weigh-in at 11 a.m. Immediately following the lamb and goats, all swine will be weighed in. The final weigh-in and classification of cattle will be at 11 a.m.

For those participating in Ag Mechanics, judging will begin at 3 p.m. and may present as individuals or a group. Lambs will be shown at 5:30 p.m., with goats immediately following.

On Friday, Jan. 10, heifers will be judged at 9 a.m. followed by steer judging. The annual Special Grand Drive will follow the judging of heifers and steers. At 1 p.m., rabbits will be judged and awards will be given. Swine will have their judging at 4 p.m. to end the day.

For the final day of the YCJLS, there is a mandatory meeting for all exhibitors at the arena at 8 a.m. There will be a premium sale lunch by Young County Farm Bureau at 11 a.m. The commercial steer show and speech presentations begin at 11:30 a.m. with the Premium Sale starting at 1 p.m.

For the full story, see the Saturday, Jan. 4 edition of The Graham Leader.

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