The area youth are about to show off their livestock.

The Bowie County Livestock Market Show and Premium Sale will be held Friday, February 28th at the Trailhead Pavilion downtown New Boston.  4-H and FFA youth have been preparing their livestock for this annual event since early last fall.  The show will kick-off at 10:30 a.m. with the Broiler and Meat Rabbit shows.  Followed by the market beef, lamb, goat and hog shows respectively.  4-H members from across the county and FFA members from De Kalb, Maud, New Boston, Redwater and Simms will present their animals for judging.  Champions in each division and in the respective showmanship divisions will receive belt buckles for their efforts.  All champion and reserve champions will automatically qualify for the premium sale.  Remaining sale slots will be selected from the remaining animals exhibited by the respective division judges.  New Boston FFA Boosters will provide a concession stand throughout the day.  At the conclusion of the shows, all registered buyers will be given a meal ticket for the Buyer’s Supper.  The Premium Sale will begin at 6:30 p.m.

Area 4-H and FFA youth have been busy in the shop also.  Youth have made utility trailers, game feeders, all kinds of wood working projects for indoors and outdoors.  At the conclusion of judging, silent bid sheets will be placed by each item for sale.  At 5:55 p.m. bidding will temporarily stop so all bid sheets can be placed in a central location.  At which point bidding will continue for 5 more minutes.

Come watch the livestock show and place a bid on projects.

For more information on the Livestock Market Show and Premium Sale or the Project Show, contact the Extension office at 903-628-6702 or email Cherrie at or you can contact any local FFA chapter or 4-H/FFA member.

4-H and Texas AgriLife Extension Service programs serve people of all ages regardless of socioeconomic level, race, color, sex, religion, disability or national origin.  Persons wishing to participate in Extension programs who have special needs are asked to contact the Bowie County Extension office at least 5 working days in advance so that necessary accommodations can be made.