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Plans for the 2016 Annual Shelby County Livestock Show are set.  The show will be held on Thursday, March 3rd at the Shelby County Expo Center.  The sale will be held Saturday, March 5th, at the John Dean Windham Civic Center, meal starting at 6:00PM.
Weigh in of the market animals will begin at 7:30 a.m. and continue until 9:00 a.m.  The show will start at 10:00 a.m. with Rabbits and the Lambs, the Goats, Swine and Cattle will follow.  The Rabbits will be judged by Sherry Poindexter.  Billy Zanolini, will judge lambs, goats, swine and cattle.  Ty Cauthen, Show Chairman, stated, “I am excited about this year’s show with all the hard work and dedication that the exhibitors have put towards their animal projects.  There are over 90 entries at this show which are trying to be selected for the auction and premium awards.”  
Last year’s sale Champion steer was purchased by Farmer’s State Bank.   Shelby Savings Bank won the bid for the Champion Swine.  Shelby Savings Bank purchased the Champion goat, and Deep East Texas Electric Co-op bought the Champion lamb.
The Bar-B-Que for the buyer’s and exhibitors will start at 6:00 p.m. followed by the auction at 7:00 p.m. at the Windham Civic Center.  “If you have a chance, come and see what the youth of Shelby County have been doing with their time.”   Stated Lane Dunn, County Extension Agent.  “The Shelby County Livestock show continues to grow each year which in part is due to the continued support of our youth by local businesses and the community.”  The public is invited to attend the events of the day and support the youth of our county.
Anyone needing special assistance at an Extension Program should contact the Texas AgriLife Extension Office of Shelby County at (936) 598-7744 at least one week prior to the program or event.  Extension programs serve people of all ages regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or veteran status.  The Texas A&M University System, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the County Commissioners Courts of Texas Cooperating

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