Atascosa Co. Livestock Show in full swing



Barin Jasik gives his 1,300 lb steer a big hug as he competes in his first “big” livestock show ever. His mom, Kate Jasik said, ”No matter the outcome, this boy worked hard to tend to his steers. We have no handlers, no fitters, no hired help. We didn’t spend outrageous amounts of money on steers or tack. Barin has learned hard work, dedication and responsibility. Win or lose, his heart has been in it and boy does he love his ‘boys’.” Come to the Atascosa County Livestock Show this week. Free and open to the public. Good luck to all of the youth competing. You make this county very proud. KATE JASIK | COURTESY PHOTO

Barin Jasik gives his 1,300 lb steer a big hug as he competes in his first “big” livestock show ever. His mom, Kate Jasik said, ”No matter the outcome, this boy worked hard to tend to his steers. We have no handlers, no fitters, no hired help. We didn’t spend outrageous amounts of money on steers or tack. Barin has learned hard work, dedication and responsibility. Win or lose, his heart has been in it and boy does he love his ‘boys’.” Come to the Atascosa County Livestock Show this week. Free and open to the public. Good luck to all of the youth competing. You make this county very proud. KATE JASIK | COURTESY PHOTO

Good luck to the hundreds of Atascosa County youth representing FFA and 4-H as they take part in the 2020 Atascosa Co. Livestock Show this week through the sale on Saturday, Jan. 18 and the McMullen Co. Livestock Show next Thursday and Friday. Please see full ACLS schedule on page 3A and full MCLS schedule on 8B.

If you have never attended these livestock shows, please make plans to attend one this year. The events are for everyone of all ages. Record-breaking sales are just a part of something very special that happens at these shows. Both shows are 360 degrees of excellence with outstanding competitors and stellar showmanship. There is a level of love and respect for the animal that is truly heartwarming. Witnessing the mentorship that happens between the youth is refreshing and a community treasure. You will be surrounded by youth that make you proud to be a Texan. Several hundreds of local youth dressed in their best show garb and they’re ready to show livestock and wow the professional livestock judges. Hard-working, dedicated, mannerly, fun and quite a few with loads of charm and extra special showmanship.

Last year’s record-breaking sales were just short of a million dollars thanks to the generosity and support of local businesses. More than $70,000 in scholarships were handed out to students in 2019 from the Atascosa Co. Livestock Show Board of Directors. Come hungry as there are great fresh hamburgers, French fries, sausage rolls, gorditas and funnel cake. Come for the fun, food, fellowship with neighbors and be a part of this wonderful family event that showcases the best of the County’s hardworking youth and future community leaders.

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