McMullen County Livestock Show held this Friday and Saturday



Caroline and Abbi McClaugherty with their sheep, Jerry and Ben. They are the daughters of Scott and Patti McClaugherty of Tilden. JIM HARRIS | COURTESY PHOTO

Caroline and Abbi McClaugherty with their sheep, Jerry and Ben. They are the daughters of Scott and Patti McClaugherty of Tilden. JIM HARRIS | COURTESY PHOTO

Everyone is invited to come to the McMullen county Livestock Show this Friday and Saturday held in Tilden. The McMullen County Livestock Show, presented by the Tilden Livestock Scholarship Association, is open to all qualified McMullen County 4-H, FFA, and Jr. FFA

This two-day event held each January showcases the hard work and commitment the youth of McMullen County have dedicated to their livestock projects. Exhibitors have the opportunity to show animals in the categories of market steers, commercial heifers, goats, lambs, swine, broilers, and rabbits. Each category is judged by a qualified professional appointed by the Tilden Livestock Scholarship Association Board of Directors. At the conclusion of the McMullen County Livestock Show, a professionally managed premium sale takes place where 100% of show participants are allowed to sell.

To be a buyer at the sale on Saturday, Jan. 25, arrive at the show barn prior to 11 a.m. (the beginning of the auction) and register to receive your bidder number or call a board member anytime. To join a syndicate, please contact one of the syndicate leaders below: School House Syndicate – Jason Jones 361-274-2000, Atascosa Syndicate – Walt Franklin 830-784-3158 or San Miguel Syndicate – Stevo Franklin.

Each year the TLSA board produces the McMullen County Jr. Livestock Show in conjunction with the local 4-H and FFA clubs. The Tilden Livestock Scholarship Association (TLSA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the education and agricultural interest of the youth of McMullen County. To recognize the commitment and involvement in the McMullen County Jr. Livestock Show, the TLSA grants scholarships to graduating seniors of McMullen County ISD to fund their college educations. The primary purpose of TLSA is to award scholarships to graduates of McMullen County High School. Since 1990 the board has awarded over $320,000 to over 160 graduates!

TLSA is managed by an elected Board of Directors and volunteers.

The hard working 2019- 2020 TLSA Board Members include:

Scott McClaugherty, President, Chris Turner, Vice President, Melissa Carver, Secretary

Shea Smith-Villareal, Treasurer, Christy Lansford, McMullen County Extension Agent, Jim Harris, Agricultural Science Teacher, Kyle Pate, Agricultural Science Teacher

Megan Gillett, Marty Soward, Tanner Couch, and Ward Smith.

Come out and support these fine, hardworking, dedicated youth at the McMullen County Livestock Show.

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