Stock show to be held in TildenFree Access

Auction begins at 2 p.m. Sat.

It is time again for the McMullen County Livestock Show. It will be held this Friday and Saturday, January 26-27.

Since 1990, the Tilden Livestock Scholarship Association has awarded over 120 scholarships totaling over $208,000 to graduates of McMullen County High School. The purpose of the organization is 100% charitable. In addition to awarding scholarships, the Tilden Livestock Scholarship Association is to establish and execute the rules and regulations for the McMullen County Jr. Livestock Show.

This two-day event in 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.

At the conclusion of the McMullen County Livestock Show, a professionally managed livestock auction takes place where 100 percent of show participants are allowed to sell their projects.

Officers this year are Chris Turner, President; Scott McClaugherty, Vice President; Melissa Carver, Secretary; Shea Smith-Villareal, Treasurer and members Catie Blaha, John Moon, Laura Ridgeway, Rachelle Swaim, Ward Smith, Isaac Cavazos, McMullen County Extension Agent; Jim Harris, Agricultural Science Teacher and Kyle Pate, Agricultural Science Teacher.

Ariana Coolidge, McMullen County ISD 6th grader and member of the Jr. FFA is ready for the livestock show with her California rabbits project. It will be held this Friday and Saturday, January 26 and 27 in Tilden. The 11-year-old is the daughter of Stephanie Brown and Larry Coolidge. The big auction will begin at 2 p.m. on Saturday. Sue Brown | Pleasanton Express

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