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Jan. 9-14: Junior Livestock Show at Myers Park

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The Collin County Junior Livestock Association hosts the annual Collin County Junior Livestock Show, running Jan. 9-14 at Myers Park & Event Center.

The five-day show includes poultry, swine, rabbit, horticulture, shop projects, sheep, goats and cattle judging of more than a dozen Collin County FFA chapters representing schools in McKinney, Frisco, Plano and Allen, plus other districts in Collin County. Also represented at the event are several local 4H chapters.

The participants show their individual entries throughout the week and the show culminates with an auction on Saturday. The auction rewards the participants for a year of project development and livestock rearing. The show is an entertaining and educational event for the entire family. Admission is free; concessions are available.

Schedule:

Sunday, Jan. 8
Noon – 6 p.m. Set-up
Monday, Jan. 9
9 a.m.–1 p.m. Swine arrival and weigh-in/Classification (by schools)
3–6 p.m. Shop projects arrive (main aisle of cattle barn)
1–10 p.m. Tack, displays, feed, hay, etc…..must be in place
6 p.m.  Swine Showmanship
Tuesday, Jan. 10
8:30 a.m. Shop projects must be in place (cattle barn)
9 a.m.  Shop Judging
Noon Swine Show
Wednesday, Jan. 11
7-10 a.m. Sheep and Goat arrival by school for fungus check; Official weigh-in of lambs and goats
10 a.m. Rabbit weigh-in/move-in
11:30 a.m. Rabbit Show begins
2 p.m. Poultry move-in
3 p.m. Poultry Show begins
Thursday, Jan. 12
10 a.m. Goat Show begins – Breeding Goats followed by Market Goats
3 p.m.  Sheep Show begins – Breeding Sheep followed by Market Sheep
5–6:30 p.m. Heifer paper check-in
6 p.m.  Cattle must be in place
Friday, Jan. 13
9–9:30 a.m. Horticulture entries accepted
9 a.m.

Beef Heifer Judging (Beef Master, Grey Brahman, Red Brahman, Brangus, Santa Gertrudis, Simbrah, other American Breeds, Angus, Hereford, Red Angus, Polled Hereford, Shorthorn, Charolais, Limousin, Maine-Anjou, Simmental, other registered breeds.

Heifer Showmanship to follow Heifer Show

Steer Showmanship to follow Heifer Showmanship

10 a.m. Horticulture Judging
4:30 p.m. Queen Contest Finalists
5 p.m. Steer Judging (American, English, Exotic)
Saturday, Jan. 14
9 a.m. Ribbon Auction Breakfast
10 a.m. Special Awards Presentation
10:30 a.m. Ribbon Auction begins