Hallettsville Junior Livestock Show starts Saturday

Goats will make an inaugural appearance at the annual Hallettsville Junior Livestock Show starting Saturday at the Wilbur Baber Memorial Complex, 499 County Road 200.

"This is the first year for goats," said Terry Wick, Hallettsville ag teacher and FFA sponsor.

Eighteen goats are entered in the market show. In addition, there are 20 steers, 155 pigs, 15 lambs and five pens of chickens, numbers similar to a year ago.

Weigh-ins start at 8 a.m. Saturday with the first show, broilers, at 5 p.m. Following the chickens in the market show will be lambs and goats.

On Sunday, hogs will be judged at 12:30 p.m., followed by steers.

The market sale is at 7 p.m. Monday. The 2013 Hallettsville Junior Livestock Show set a record with $288,000 in sales.

The commercial division has always been a big part of the Hallettsville show, and Brahma students have enjoyed statewide success in this category, Wick said.

This year has seen an increase of a dozen commercial heifer pens, with 45 entered.

The commercial heifer show will be at 7 a.m. Monday with the sale at noon Tuesday.