Cuero Livestock Show under way

Sonny Long

Feb. 27, 2012 at 10:04 p.m.
Updated Feb. 26, 2012 at 8:27 p.m.

The annual Cuero Livestock Show got off to a grand opening Saturday with a ribbon cutting at the Friar Ag Center.

The horseshoe tournament started the action on Saturday, with other livestock show activities beginning Wednesday with check-in for many of the animals as well as the crafters and students entering baked goods.

Entries are up slightly compared to last year, said Anthony Netardus, DeWitt County Extension agent.

The show includes 355 animals, compared to 333 in 2011.

The only animals that are down slightly are hogs, with two less entries this year, and broilers, with one less pen entered.

There are 21 steers entered with 16 students showing them. The show also includes 112 hogs, 27 lambs, 86 goats, 23 pens of chickens and 40 pens of rabbits.

Homemaking entries numbered 120 in the show.

The first market animals to be judged will be the swine, at 6 p.m. Wednesday.

Market judging highlights Thursday's activities starting with poultry at 10 a.m., followed by rabbits.

Goats will be judged at 3 p.m., followed by lambs. Market steers will be judged at 8 p.m.

The awards ceremony followed by the auction begins at 7 p.m. Friday.



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