New to the show this year is the McMullen County Little Britches Show, which will take place at 6 p.m. The show will feature 5 to 8-year-olds not currently enrolled in 4-H or FFA. Twelve exhibitors signed up for the show.
The Little Britches judge will be Nichole Sullivan, ag science teacher from Mary Carroll High School in Corpus Christi.
Judging will start at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, and they will show in this order: swine, goats, lambs, heifers, steers and then rabbits and poultry.
Large Animal Judge is Jim Missildine; Showmanship/Poultry Judge is Stacy Fizer; and Rabbits judge is Robert Gosslin.
Here are the number of animals expected: steers, 10; heifers, two; goats, 26; lambs, 14; swine, 25; poultry, 4; and rabbits, 37 pens.
A total of 118 animals are expected to show, and organizers say this is a record breaking number of animals for the McMullen County Livestock Show.
McBee’s BBQ will cater a meal after the show before the auction starts.
The auction begins at 2 p.m. Auctioneer will be Boyd Grimshaw.
Last year’s auction netted $275,300.
Premium money donors for 2013 include James Donnell, Pauls Services, Karnes Electric, Brown Computer, Swift, Nell Hodgin, Bonnie Koonce, The Campana Foundation, Stallion and Dickinson Sales.
Grand champion buckle donations include the following: rabbits, Ruhmann Ranch; poultry, Rancho Saylee; swine, Texas Purple Sage; goats, Seidel Construction; lambs, Stallion; steers, Marty and Carol Harris; and heifers, Mr. and Mrs. Martin Harris.
Reserve champion buckle donors include the following: rabbits, Donnie Haynes; poultry, Mike Teal; swine, Pauls Service; goats, Donnell family; lambs, Cowboy Laundry/Virginia Twins; steers, Texas Ag Finance; and heifers, Lester Powers Ranch.
Showmanship buckle donors include the following: swine, Paws Energy; goats, In Memory of Ismeal and Lola Gonzales; lambs, McMullen County Title Co.; and steers, Jim and Ruth Marsh.
Little Britches buckle donors include the following: swine, Seidel family, Jason Cooper, Brian Dusek; goats, anonymouse; and lambs, anonymous.
Ribbon Donor is Langley Enterprizes (Charles and Gina Langley).