4-H Livestock show at Roberts Ranch

The Eleventh Annual Collier County 4-H Livestock Show will be held Thursday, January 19, 2017 through Saturday, January 21, 2017 at the Roberts Ranch Museum Grounds, 1215 Roberts Avenue, Immokalee. Admission and parking are free.

The show is a countywide competition for 4-H youth to exhibit their livestock projects such as rabbits, poultry, goats, swine, breeding cattle and steer. Everyone is encouraged to come out and watch the competitions and learn more about livestock production and show.

On Saturday January 21 at 7:00 p.m. all market swine and steer will be auctioned. Bids are placed per pound of the animal, additional add-ons can be given to the market exhibitors to help fund their projects. Various gift baskets and desserts will also be auctioned off to raise money to keep the show going. Funds are due at the end of the auction unless arrangements are made with the sales management prior to the auction.

The purpose of the livestock show is to teach youth the fundamentals of good stock husbandry, to provide a wholesome product to the consumer by educating 4-H market livestock members on food safety awareness, to emphasize production and quality in farm animals, to stress the breeding of better livestock, to demonstrate the finer points of fitting showmanship, and to provide recognition and a fitting climax to each year’s efforts.

Gates will be open for the shows at 6:00 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 10:00 a.m. on Saturday.

Tours of the Museum grounds will be available. Food will be available for purchase from Southernland Catering.

Thursday – 7:00 p.m. – Swine judging and showmanship

Friday – 7:00 p.m. – Breeding cattle and Steer judging and showmanship

Saturday – beginning at 10:30 a.m. – Goat, Dairy Cattle, Rabbit and Poultry shows.

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