Monday, February 22, 2016

51st Livestock Show Is Feb. 24-26

Get ready to get country. The 51st Sequoyah County Junior Livestock Show will be held Feb. 24 through 26 at the Sequoyah County Fairgrounds in Sallisaw.

Over 200 young exhibitors, more than last year, are set to show off their cattle, lambs, swine and goats.

To top off the event, the Bidders Barbecue and premium auction will be held on the evening of Feb. 26.

On Feb. 24 the Future Farmers of America (FFA) students and 4-Hers will be showing their animals beginning at 5 p.m. The evening begins with heifers, followed by market lambs, the sheep showmanship, steers and beef showmanship.

On Feb. 25 the Doe Goat Jackpot Show kicks off the evening at 5 p.m. followed by the Wether Meat Goat Show, goat showmanship, Breeding Gilt Jackpot Show, the Market Barrow Show and swine showmanship.

The popular Bidders Barbecue will begin at 6 p.m. on Feb. 26 followed by the premium auction at 7 p.m. Tommy Wright of Vian will be the auctioneer.

For information on the livestock show contact the OSU Extension Office in Sallisaw at 918-775-4838.

The livestock show is sponsored by the Sallisaw Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with the Sequoyah County Fair Board.

Sally Maxwell, Senior News Director

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