It’s show time
The 58th annual Atascosa Jr Livestock Show must have ordered gorgeous weather for this year’s event...there is not a cold front on the horizon nor is there rain expected.
Events were already underway on Tuesday with goats being judged by Jim Missildine.
On Wednesday, January 18, judging will continue and run through Friday, January 20. The Parade of Champions, are scheduled for Saturday, January 21 for those exhibits making the final cut. And of course, the big auction will begin at 1 pm.
On Wednesday, the Poultry and Showmanship judging begins at 10:30 a.m. with Dennis Ellebracht making the call for winners. Following the Poultry Show, the Rabbit judging begins with Mike Franke serving as judge.
At 3 p.m., Judge Jerome Tymrak will begin to examine the craftsmanship of the Ag Mechanics exhibits.
Judge Al Schminke has the duty of ranking swine on Thursday morning; however he will oversee the prep work, (weigh ins, pen assignments and breeding paper checks) on Wednesday afternoon. There are two judges for Showmanship – Cody Cook (Tuesday) and Roger Welch (Thursday & Friday).
Thursday morning kicks off at 8 a.m. and Swine judging – Market will be followed by Breeding Swine competition.
Those with Beef and Lamb projects will be busy throughout the day with preliminary check-ins, sifting and classifications. Rojelio Mercado will act as Steer Classifier. Judge Kade Wilson will be rating the Lambs following the Hog Show.
At 8 a.m. Friday, January 20, Pierce Key will begin judging the Beef Cattle competitors (market then breeding). Ag Mechanics projects must be removed from the Showbarn by noon. At 2 p.m., or immediately following the Beef Show, there will be a Judging Contest.
At 3 p.m. Friday, all exhibitors participating in the auction on Saturday will help set up for the auction.
Just about everyone’s favorite events – the Parade of Champions gets underway Saturday, January 21 at 11 a.m.
At the same time, the hospitality area for auction buyers will be open. The Auction Sale begins at 1 p.m. with Auctioneer Joey Tomlinson returning to take the helm as the gavel falls.