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Livestock Show Set to Begin Feb. 26 for Marshall County Exhibitors

posted Feb 24, 2015, 4:59 PM by Brandon Jacks   [ updated Feb 25, 2015, 10:53 AM ]
Exhibitors prepare exhibits for the annual Marshall County Junior Livestock Show that begins Thursday (Feb. 26) and continues through Saturday (Feb. 28) at William Ray Memorial Park in Madill.
Several Madill students will represent the FFA and Marshall County 4H organizations during the event Feb. 26-28.
Preparation of the animals begins months in advance of the show. Typically, students care for their animals and work with them throughout the year. Students train animals to be able to be led in the show ring.
The premium sale is the culmination of the show. A certain percentage of the entire group of exhibits will be selected for the premium sale. Students receive monetary reimbursement from local donors that bid on the animals during the sale on Saturday (Feb. 28) night. The finances are given to students to offset the cost of caring for the animal during the year. Grand and reserve champions normally bring the student the most money.

File photo by Matthew Wadsworth