The 2019 Lampasas County Youth Livestock Show kicked off to a great start on Thursday morning with the Breeding Rabbit Show. By noon the winners were already being announced.
The Grand Champion, from the Rabbit-6 Class and the Intermediate Doe Division, is Natalie Seim of Lometa FFA.
Reserve Champion, from the Rabbit-4 Class and Senior Buck Division, is Lorelai Dressell of Lampasas County 4-H
Bobby Watson, of Kempner 4H, took the Junior Showmanship Award, Braydon Robertson from Kempner 4H, the Intermediate Showmanship Award and Kasi Andrews of Lampasas 4H took the Senior Showmanship Award.
The Food Fair began setting up as soon as the Rabbit Show cleared the ring and the ring filled quickly with more than 70 participants.
Laura Beth Hicks, of Lometa FFA, and the Beef group, took the Best of Show for the Senior group. Sidney Lesley of Lampasas 4H and the Pies group, Best of Show for the Junior group.
The Reserve Champion from the Senior group was Taylor Dunlap of Lometa FFA, from the Pies group. Reserve Champion from the Junior group was Brooklyn Farmer of Lampasas FFA and the Cookies group
3rd Overall from the Senior group was Devyn Moore from Lampasas 4H with Salsa/Sauce. From the Junior group, it was again Sydney Lesley from Lampasas 4-H, with appetizers/snacks.
The Poultry Show was the last judging event of the day. Dillon Brister from Bend and Lampasas 4-H walked away with the Grand Champion award for Cockrells and the Reserve Champion award for Pullets. His brother Dean Brister took the Grand Champion Award for Pullets and received the Reserve Champion award for Cockrells.
The Junior Showmanship award went to Jeremiah Peters of Lampasas 4-H. The Intermediate Award went to Dean Brister from Bend, and the Senior Showmanship Award went to Efrain Flores from Kempner and Lampasas 4H.
Poultry Judge Glenn Clinard complemented the strength of the entire field. He went on to point out that judging has followed market demands where the emphasis is on size and meatiness of the bird rather than on uniformity of a pen.