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County youngsters showcase talents at Stock Show

BIG DAY – Levelland FFA member Ariel Rodriguez works on her Cross barrow before the start of competition Thursday morning. Scores of students from across the county exhibited their animals during the Barrow Show. More than 300 animals were entered. (Staff Photo)

The annual Hockley County Junior Livestock Show judging drew to a close Thursday afternoon after the barrow show was judged.

The annual premium sale was scheduled for Saturday afternoon.

During the show, FFA and 4-H club members from Levelland, Sundown, Anton, Ropesville, Whitharral and Smyer showed 28 steers, eight heifers, 64 lambs, 57 rabbits, 24 goats, over 300 barrows  and 35 wood and metal ag mechanics projects.

The show began with goats, lambs, rabbits, heifers, steers and ag mechanics projects being shown Wednesday and barrows being shown Thursday with the championship drive being made shortly before 3 p.m.

Harleigh Hoelscher, a member of the Whitharral 4-H, showed both the grand and reserve grand champion goats.

Miss Hoelscher also claimed the senior goat showmanship buckle and Trystan Steward, a Smyer 4-H member, earned the junior goat showmanship award.

Competition increased during the lamb show as the number of animals and classes increased. 

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