By Zach E. Schaefer, Extension Agent
Last month the 72nd Culberson Livestock Show took place and it was a great way to ring in the new year. The annual event was well attended as altered to address social distancing with the barbeque dinner sold as to-go plates.
The 13 participants were Cory Bell, Jada Skky Carillo, Jo Hannah Carroll, Charleigh Engle, Jayleigh Hinojos, Rowdey King, Lane Medina, Leah Marin, Jazmyne Mora, Emilio Tarango III, Tanya Tarango, M.J. Tyrrell, and Mason Torres. The show dedication went to longtime auctioneers Bucky Etheridge and Jason Owen. Appreciation awards went to the Hotel El Capitan, Lupe Ramirez, and Grace Dickenson. The auction fared well with bids totaling over $53,000.
Show Results are as follows:
- Cory Bell, Reserve Grand Champion Market Fryer Rabbit.
- Jo Hannah Carroll, 1st Place Market Fryer Rabbit.
- Charleigh Engle, Reserve Grand Champion Swine-Hampshire
- Jayleigh Hinojos, 2nd Place Swine-Hampshire.
- Rowdey King, Reserve Breed Champion Swine-Duroc.
- Lane Medina, Grand Champion Market Swine-Duroc.
- Leah Marin, 3rd Place Market Goat.
- Jazmyne Mora, 2nd Place Swine-Hampshire.
- Emilio Tarango, Grand Champion Steer and Market Goat.
- Tanya Tarango, Grand Champion Broilers-Pen of 3 and Reserve Breed Champion Swine-Hampshire.
- M.J. Tyrrell, 2nd Place Market Fryer Rabbit.
- Mason Torres, Grand Champion Market Lamb and Rookie of the Year.
I would like to say, despite all of the difficulties from the previous year, all of our exhibitors continued to persevere regardless of the obstacles. So much hard work and effort was put forth to reach the desired goals of each 4-H member’s livestock project. The livestock show provides the ability to showcase all of that effort. I am very proud of all of these kids.
Thank you to all of our parents for supporting each member. A special thank you also goes out to the Culberson County Jr. Livestock Association. All of the members of our livestock association donate so much extra time in order to make the livestock show such a great success.
The Culberson County Livestock Show is an important part of the community. I know there are also people behind the scenes that help everything come together. Thank you to everyone who contributed this year. I know I am not alone in saying this but seeing all of these kids learn and grow while having fun is such a great feeling. 4-H projects prepare the youth of our community for the future by teaching them about responsibility and leadership. Thank you to the Van Horn community for the continued support and being a positive influence on the local 4-H club.