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Plans in place for Monett Junior Livestock Show

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

The Monett Regional Junior Livestock Show will be held Saturday, June 18, at the Monett South Park, south of the soccer fields. The public is welcome to view the show.

The event is open to all southwest Missouri youth. Registration information is available by contacting the Monett Chamber of Commerce at 417-235-7919. Participants can register the day of the event, and should sign in at least an hour prior to exhibiting.

The schedule of activities calls for the beef and swine shows to start at 9 a.m. The goat and sheep shows begin at 10 a.m. The dairy show will begin at 11 a.m.

David Young is chairman of the event for the chamber. Assisting will be Danny Vaughn, Julie Vaughn, Josie Vaughn, Jeff Wright and Leonard McGee. Assisting with the organization of the event are Eldon Cole, livestock specialist for the University of Missouri Extension Service, and Dr. Tony Rickard, Extension dairy specialist. Weiser Tent is providing the cover for the show areas.

Suzy McElmurry, chamber executive director, expressed the chamber's appreciation to the city for use of South Park.

Judges for the show will be Chad Vaught on the swine, goats and sheep. Derrick Paradise will judge the beef cattle and Jenifer Main will judge the dairy show.

Advance registration showed 20 entries in the beef show, representing 47 head; four entries in the dairy show, representing nine head; three entries in the swine show, representing eight head; and seven entries in the sheep show, representing 22 head.

McElmurry said a significant number of additional animals are expected, especially in the goat and swine shows.

Cash prizes will be awarded for blue, red and white ribbons. Blue ribbons are worth $10. Red ribbons are worth $8 and white ribbons are worth $5. Exhibitors should pick up their winnings on show day. No checks will be mailed. Special prizes are awarded for showmanship.

Concessions will be available, courtesy of the Monett FFA Chapter.

Access is available from Waldensian Road to the east of the park. A designated area will be available near the show tents for unloading, and a separate area for parking.

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