72nd annual Yorktown FFA Stock Show begins Friday
Feb. 16, 2011 at 4:02 p.m.
Updated Feb. 15, 2011 at 8:16 p.m.
The 72nd annual Yorktown National FFA Organization Livestock Show is scheduled for Friday and Saturday at the show barn on North Hoppe Street.
Only two steers are entered in this year's show, down from six a year ago.
"All I can assume is that the cost of the animals and the price of feed is keeping the numbers down," said Brad Metting, Yorktown ag teacher.
Auction sales totals the last two years have been the lowest since 2001.
In addition to the two steers, 18 hogs will be exhibited as will 17 sheep. The number of hogs is down slightly and the number of sheep up by five.
The animals will be judged starting at 5:30 p.m. Friday. Shop projects will also be judged Friday afternoon.
The cook-off judging begins at 9 a.m. Saturday with students competing in chili, beans and brisket divisions.
The market animal sale starts at 1 p.m. Saturday.