The Woodward News

February 27, 2013

County, district livestock shows coming up

Woodward News

Woodward, Okla. — Schedules have been released for the Woodward County and Woodward District Livestock Shows.

The county show is set for March 4-5 at the Woodward County Fairgrounds.

On March 4, a Monday, the lamb lead interviews begin at 10 a.m. and the lamb lead contest is at 11 a.m. Lamb lead will have junior (age 9-11), intermediate (12-14) and senior (15-18) divisions and garments made must be at least 60 percent wool and sewn by the contestant.

Judging for market ewes and wether lambs will begin at noon and judging of goats will follow 30 minutes after completion of the lamb show.

Bryan Kennedy, the Hennessey Ag-Ed instructor, will judge the sheep and goats.

On Tuesday, March 5, the cattle show starts at 10 a.m. with heifers followed by steers. The swine show will begin 30 minutes after completion of the cattle.

Judge for the cattle and swine shows is Jerrod Lundry, the Fairview Ag-Ed instructor.

A few days later, starting March 9 and running through March 14 is the 10-county district livestock show that typically draws nearly 1,000 exhibitors.

FFA and 4-H contestants come from Woodward, Beaver, Cimarron, Texas, Woods, Dewey, Ellis, Harper, Roger Mills and Major counties for the show.

Co-chairs are Bill Fanning and Marlin Trissel

Judges for the various events are

Barrows and breeding gilts - Seth Swenson, Newark, Ill.

Sheep - Billy Zanolini, Madisonville, Texas

Goats - Josh Cody, Bertram, Texas

Steers and heifers - Bryan Kennedy, Hennessey

Here is the schedule for the week

March 9

9 a.m. - Meat judging contest at Ray's Meat Market

2 p.m. - Gilt show begins

March 10

9 a.m. - Judge barrows

March 11

9 a.m.- Judge doe goats followed by wethers

March 12

9 a.m. to 11 a.m. - Lamb lead interviews.

11 a.m. - Lamb lead contest

Noon - Judge ewe lambs followed by wether lambs

March 13

9 a.m. - Judge heifers

2 p.m. - Steer show starts

March 14

5:30 p.m. - Premium auction dinner

6:30 p.m. - Premium auction

Several area counties will hold their shows over the next couple of weeks.

Ellis County's livestock show is March 3-5 in Shattuck, Beaver holds its show March 4 at the county fairgrounds in Beaver and Alva is host for the Woods County Show on March 4-5.