Update for January 22, 2015
livestock show begins Wednesday at county fairgrounds
County Junior Livestock Show is set for Wednesday-Friday, January
28-30. The auction will be held Saturday, Jan. 31, starting at 11
projects teach young people how to feed, care for and show their
animals. However, their more important purpose is to encourage personal
growth and development.
made in producing project animals is related to one’s character. The
six pillars of character; trustworthiness, respect, responsibility,
fairness, caring, and citizenship; are reinforced daily through animal
projects. The simple example of feeding and watering the animal daily
reinforces several pillars of character.
people take good care of their animals every day, even on difficult days
when they have lots of homework or other activities, they are exercising
their character muscles and learning how to be successful people. This
is the underlying goal of the Medina County Junior Livestock Show, Inc.
to give Medina County youth the skills they need to become successful
In 2014, over
$720,000 was donated in the auction to 345 children through the
generosity of community individuals and businesses. In addition, over
$127,000 was spent on the purchase of commercial heifers. Total revenues
collected through the sale for 2014 was over $865,000.
To show support
for the youth of our community, come out and watch them exhibit their
animals. Make a contribution toward the purchase of these animals to the
local booster club or at the sale.
761 4-H and FFA youth projects are scheduled to participate in this
year’s show. Poultry will show next Wednesday, lambs, goats,
steers, heifers, and rabbits will all exhibiton Thursday, while hogs and
Ag Mechanics projects will show on Friday. Activities begin by 8
a.m. each day and run throughout the day.
Friday at 5 p.m., a Commercial Heifer sale will also be held.
Approximately 76 heifers raised by Medina County youth will be in a live
auction, selling lots of three to four head. All of these heifers have
been vet checked, received their official calf hood vaccination, and are
open and ready for the bulls.
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