Bi-County Livestock Show kicks off today
By Nathan French
Show time! Pretty pigs, gorgeous goats, and stunning steers are all being transported to the Rita Blanca Coliseum for this year’s Bi-County Livestock Show. Local youth year’s long worth of work is about to pay off. 4-H and FFA participants have not only been prepping their animals for show, but also getting the coliseum ready for the livestock show.
Ashley Thomas, Bi-County Livestock Show Secretary commended local youth’s hard work stating, “…the real champions being raised are the kids! Raising a livestock project takes commitment and responsibility; and the experience itself is character building.” With all the hard work that goes into raising a show animal, the livestock show serves as a venue to not only showcase an animal; but also to showcase a youth’s hard work and honoring it in show.
The Dalhart Texan has included in today’s edition a commemorative 2010 Bi-County Livestock Show special edition honoring all of the show participants. The Bi-County Livestock Show begins today at the Rita Blanca Coliseum. All show animals must be weighed in by 3:00 p.m. and the show will begin at 4:00 p.m.
Steers will start the show, followed by heifers, sheep, and goats. Swine will begin the show on Thursday at 8:00 a.m. and rabbits at 9:00 a.m. The show will close with the Premium Sale on Saturday, January 23. Concessions will once again be available this year, Wednesday through Saturday afternoon. The concession stand is provided by the Hartley County 4-H and great food can be expected.
A total of 225 exhibitors are entered in this year’s show, showing a total of 457 animals. A full set of rules and a schedule of events for the show are included in today’s special section. Good luck to all show participants on behalf of the Dalhart Texan and we hope to see you there!