As a new year is arriving so is the 51st annual Archer County Jr. Livestock Show and Home Economics Project Show. This annual event is set to kick off with the show barn grounds opening for youth to start moving in projects on Thursday, January 3, 2019 at 5 p.m. Weigh in of animals and various shows will start early on Friday morning, January 4th. The highlight of the event will be youth receiving various awards and donations at the premium youth livestock auction sale on Saturday evening, January 5, 2019. Prior to the youth auction sale, a buyer’s appreciation dinner will be held at the Archer County Activity Building starting at around 5 p.m. and running till 6:30 p.m.
4-H, FFA and FCCLA youth will be exhibiting a variety of projects in friendly competition involving youth from across Archer County. Everyone is invited to come out and support the youth as they prepare their projects, exhibit them and show off their hard work to the community attending.
2019 Archer County Jr. Livestock Show Board president James Mitchell announced at press time the following number of entries: 40 pens of rabbits, 70 market swine, 16 dairy cattle, 20 goats, 35 beef heifers, 5 turkeys, 12 market lambs, 6 pens of chicken, 5 steers, and 1 Ag. Mechanics project. Youth will also be exhibiting a variety of food, craft, and photography projects with the Archer County Home Economics youth project show to be held at the Archer County Activity Building on January 4, 2019.
There have been numerous upgrades to the show barn complex. The exhibit area is fully heated for the comfort of spectators even if weather does not fully cooperate. A concession stand will be available. Please come and support the local youth that have worked hard to prepare projects, along with the many volunteers that provide leadership, support and enhancement to the annual event. Hope to see you there!