This annual event will be held the 3rd week in January in the Horse Barn, Griffin Arena and Big Country Hall at the Expo Center. Approximately two hundred fifty (250) Taylor County 4-H and FFA members exhibited eight hundred (800) animals at the show. These exhibitors begin their projects in the late summer and early fall. They show the animals at local school shows and finally compete at the County Show in January.
Underwriting of this show and sale enables these youth to purchase feed and show supplies. It also provides entry fees to the major livestock shows for those qualifying to proceed to that level.
Raising, caring and showing animals teaches the youth many life skills such as responsibility, financial considerations and showmanship. With help from people like you, we can continue to encourage the youth of our community to participate in these show animal projects. The lessons learned from showing animals will help them mature into successful, hard-working adults.
Although the Taylor County Livestock Show operates as a committee of the Expo Center, it is not funded by the Expo Center. Donations are the only source of revenue, with 95% of all money raised given back to the exhibitors in the form of ribbons, plaques, placing money, jackpot money, champion money and sale premium. Without the support of local individuals and businesses, many of these youth would be unable to participate and gain essential knowledge useful in everyday life.
The Taylor County Livestock Association operates as a committee of the Expo Center of Taylor County, a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization. The Livestock Association is not underwritten by the Expo Center and depends on the generosity of the community to encourage and help support these ag projects of the youth of Taylor County.
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