• Deanna Modesto

Weatherford Area Livestock Show

By Deanna Modesto

For The Southwestern

The Weatherford area will have its anniversary livestock show Jan. 28-29.

It began in 1977 to give 4-H and FFA kids from the area the opportunity to show their livestock projects and bring promotion to the Weatherford Area. The event is sponsored by the Weatherford Chamber of Commerce Agri-Business Committee.

The stock show will be held at the Weatherford Ag Complex located at the corner of Lyle Road and EW 1000 Road in Weatherford. Exhibitors must be 5 years or older and involved in their 4-H clubs and FFA clubs from Weatherford, Clinton, Hydro, Mt. View, Thomas-Fay-Custer, Lookeba-Sickles, Arapaho-Butler, Carnegie, Hinton, and Binger.

This will be a public event beginning at 10 a.m. on Jan. 28 and 10:30 a.m. on Jan. 29.

Organizers said COVID masks will be encouraged to be worn by everyone attending, but will not be enforced. Social distancing from other attendees will also be encouraged. There will be sanitizing stations set up for the public to use and the doors will be kept open to create a better air flow in the barns for everyone attending.

Entrees for exhibitors must be species of steers, heifers, barrows, gilts, market lambs, ewes, doe goats, and market goats. Exhibitors will be limited to only show up to two market steers, two prospect steers, three heifers, three barrows, three gilts, three market lambs, three ewes, three doe goats, and three market goats.

At the conclusion for each species shown, there will be a showmanship category that will be for exhibitors under 9 years old, exhibitors 9-11 years old, exhibitors 12-14 years old, and exhibitors 15 years old and up.

Southwestern Oklahoma State University will be awarding two $1,000 SWOSU scholarships to two high school seniors showing during the exhibit.

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