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Cuero livestock show under way

By BY SONNY LONG - SLONG@VICAD.COM
Feb. 26, 2013 at 5:02 p.m.
Updated Feb. 25, 2013 at 8:26 p.m.


MORE THAN MARKET ANIMALS

While market animals get most of the attention, there are also commercial animal and homemaking competitions at the Cuero Livestock Show. For the 2013 show, 22 pens of commercial heifers, nine breeding beef heifers and two breeding beef bulls are entered.

In the homemaking division, there are 62 senior exhibitors and 68 junior exhibitors.

There were also 18 entries in the annual horse show.

IF YOU GO

• WHO: Cuero Livestock Association

• WHAT: Annual Cuero Livestock Show awards ceremony and auction

• WHEN: 7 p.m. Friday

• WHERE: Friar Ag Center, 501 Airport Road, Cuero

• INFORMATION: 361-275-0816

More than 240 student exhibitors will show more than 280 animals at the annual Cuero Livestock Show at the Friar Ag Center.

The show officially kicked off Saturday with a grand opening ceremony and horse show.

According to numbers supplied by DeWitt County Extension Agent Anthony Netardus, the number of market animals entered are consistent with years past except for goats, which are down to 69 entries compared to 86 a year ago.

"It's just the normal ups and downs that we experience with exhibitors and their livestock interests," Netardus said about the drop in the number of goat entries.

The market show will also include 22 steers, 106 hogs, 28 lambs, 19 pens of broilers and 39 pens of rabbits.

Market animal judging begins at 6 p.m. Wednesday with hogs.

At 10 a.m. Thursday, poultry judging begins, followed by rabbits. Goats will be judged at 3 p.m. with lambs to follow. Steers will be judged at 8 p.m. Thursday.

An awards ceremony is slated for 7 p.m. Friday to be followed by the auction of market animals.

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