The Texas County Fair Board hosted its fourth annual “Jackpot Show” Sunday, June 4 at the Houston Area Chamber of Commerce Fairgrounds, and the event had the biggest turnout yet.
Fair board officials said a total of 159 animals were shown by 82 youth exhibitors from dozens of communities around southern Missouri. That’s significant increase from the numbers in previous years, as 112 were shown in 2016, 111 in 2015 and 83 in 2014.
The total included 61 market hogs, 50 market lambs, 25 market steers, 20 market goats and three dairy feeder steers.
Grand champions in each category included Potosi resident Matthew Owings in market steer, Mountain Grove resident Rylan Nix in market goat, Richland resident Lane Evans in market hog, Dora resident Riley Collins in market lamb and Cabool resident Ty Rouse in dairy feeder steer.
Judging was once again done by Jade Jenkins of Wilburton, Okla. For complete results, log onto www.houstonherald.com.
A similar event was held last Sunday (June 11) in Houston: the inaugural Southern Missouri Jackpot Show hosted by Willow Springs High School Ag teacher Nathan Sanders.