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San Patricio County Extra Special Livestock Show begins today

Posted: 5:21 AM, Jan 23, 2019
Updated: 2019-01-23 09:05:11-05

Once again there will be something unique about the annual San Patricio County Livestock Show.

The 8th Annual San Patricio County Extra Special Livestock Show kicks off Wednesday, January 23, 2019, 8:30 a.m. at the San Patricio County Fairgrounds Event Center off of 219 W. Fifth Street in Sinton, Texas.

The Extra Special Livestock Show started in 2012 with about 100 special needs students, and every year it has grown. This year more than 350 students will be participating from 22 Coastal Bend schools.

This annual event will take place at the Fairgrounds during the San Patricio Agricultural and Homemakers Show.

The livestock show allows special need youth from across the Coastal Bend to experience a true livestock show, which is an experience they would not otherwise be exposed to.

According to the Journal of Veterinary Medicine, there are distinct health benefits between human and animal interaction. These benefits range from increased cognitive abilities to ensuring better emotional & mental health.

Special needs children (ages 19 & under) are invited to show a goat or a lamb. (Animals will be provided.) Exhibitors are assisted by San Patricio 4H County Ambassadors and other 4H member volunteers.
The students will be judged and will receive a ribbon for participating in the annual San Patricio County Extra Special Livestock Show.

For more information contact the Texas AgriLife Extension Service office in Sinton at 361-587-3400 <tel:361-587-3400>.

SAN PATRICIO-ARANSAS COUNTIES A&H SHOW EVENTS 2019

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 23

8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon Weigh in and Classify Market Hogs
8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Check in Poultry
8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noonCheck in Steers, Breeding Beef, Lambs, Goats
8:30 a.m. Special Show
11:00 a.m. Judging of Poultry
1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Weigh in and sift Meat Goats
2:00 p.m. or immediately Judging of Rabbits
Following Poultry
3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.Weigh in and Classify Market Steers and Breeding Beef
3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Weigh in and Classify Market Lambs
5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Check in Ag Mech Projects

THURSDAY, JANUARY 24

9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Homemaking Building open to Public
8:00 a.m. Judging of Market Hogs
Division I – Duroc
Division II – Hampshire
Division III – Crosses
Division IV – Yorkshire
Division V – Other Purebred Breeds

SELECTION OF GRAND AND RESERVE CHAMPIONS
6:00 p. m Judging of Market Lambs
Division I – Predominately Southdown or Shropshire
Division II – Fine Wool
Division III – Fine Wool Cross
Division IV – Medium Wool

SELECTION OF GRAND AND RESERVE CHAMPION
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FRIDAY JANUARY 25

8:00 a.m. Judging of Ag Mech Projects
8:00 a.m. Judging of Meat Goats

SELECTION OF GRAND AND RESERVE CHAMPIONS
Under Supervision of Chairman “Take Home” Hogs
9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.Homemaking Building open to Public
1:30 pm Judging of Breeding Beef
2:00 p.m. Judging of Market Steers
Division I – British
Division II – American
Division III – Exotic

SELECTION OF GRAND AND RESERVE CHAMPIONS
4:00 p.m. “All Around” Senior Showmanship Contest
5:30 p.m. Ag Mechanics Awards
6:30 p.m. Livestock Judging Contest

SATURDAY JANUARY 26

9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Homemaking Building open to Public
8:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. Check out “Take Home” Steers, Lambs, Goats, Poultry, Rabbits not in Auction Sale
10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Ag Mechanics Silent Auction
12:30 p.m. Parade of Champions (Homemaking Division, Horse Division, Breeding Animals Divisions)
1:00 p.m. Auction Sale
5:00 to 6:00 p.m. Homemaking Division Check Out by 4-H Club Mangers, FCCLA or FFA teachers

After Auction Sale Dance