Replacement livestock show set for Jan. 17-22

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After the cancellation of the Hill Country District Junior Livestock Show in Kerrville, a group of volunteers created a new show, The Grandstand.

The state 4-H and FFAsanctioned replacement livestock show is set for Jan. 17-22 in Fredericksburg for junior livestock exhibitors in 30 counties affected by the cancellation. Volunteers include Texas A&M AgriLife Extension agents and FFA advisors.

“We worked closely with Gillespie, Llano, (Kimble) and Kendall counties to offer a safe and efficient schedule and shows to provide a quality experience for all,” said Taylor Osbourn, CEA of Gillespie County 4-H and Youth Development. “We will also offer a youth auction.”

Previous buyers at the Kerrville show and new buyers are encouraged to support the youth at the youth auction on Friday, Jan. 22 at the Gillespie County Fair Grounds Exhibition Hall in Fredericksburg, according to organizers.

Backwoods BBQ donated the buyers’ auction steak dinner.

To donate, contact Lehne at 512-567-4682; Thegrandstand21@gmail.com or Mandy Geistweidt at 830-998-5233. For more information, visit https://thegrandstand21.wixsite.com/2021.

Show schedule

Sunday, Jan. 17

8 a.m. — Market Steer and Heifer Show at Kendall County Youth Agriculture and Equestrian Center, 648 FM 289, Comfort.

Monday, Jan. 18

8 a.m. — Market Lamb Show — John L. Kuykendall Arena and Event Center, 2200 West Ranch Road 152, Llano.

8 a.m. — Market Barrow Show — Gillespie County Fair Grounds, 530 Fair Dr.

Wednesday, Jan. 20

8 a.m. — Market Goat Show — John L. Kuykendall Arena and Event Center, 2200 West Ranch Road 152, Llano.

8 a.m. — Purebred and Crossbred Gilt Show — Gillespie County Fair Grounds.

Thursday, Jan. 21

4 p.m. — Ag Mechanics Cutting Torch Contest — Gillespie County Fair Grounds, 530 Fair Dr.

Friday, Jan. 22

8 a.m. — Ag Mechanics Judging — Gillespie County Fair Grounds, 530 Fair Dr.

5 p.m. — The Grandstand Youth Auction — Gillespie County Fair Grounds, 530 Fair Dr.

Saturday, Jan. 23

TBA — State Angora Show — Kimble County Fairgrounds, FM 2169, Junction.