“We have a wealth of people who support the kids and buy their animals,” Bennett said. “Even if you don't buy an animal, you can come support the kids or do an add-on for them.”
An add-on is when an individual or group provides extra money for the exhibitor, especially in cases when the auction may not have brought in much money.
“There's a little sheet where you can add whatever amount you want to donate to the kid,” Bennett said. “It's tax-deductible.”
The Anderson County Youth Livestock Expo Center is located off U.S. 287 North in Palestine.
Here is the schedule for the Anderson County Youth Livestock Show,which will be held Monday through Thursday at the Anderson County Youth Livestock Expo Center, located on U.S. 287 North.
• 1 to 5 p.m. — Check-in for all animals except broilers, rabbits and breeding goats
• 5:30 p.m. — Official weigh-in of market animals. Order: Steers, lambs, goats and hogs
• 7 to 9 a.m. — Check-in broilers
• 9 a.m. to noon — Check-in project show
• 10:30 a.m. — Broiler judging. Non-placing broilers go home by 10 p.m. on the day of the judging
• Noon to 2 p.m. — Check-in for market rabbits and breeding rabbits
• 1 p.m. — Commercial heifers interviews
• 1:30 p.m. — Commercial heifer judging
• 3 p.m. — Breeding rabbit judging and market rabbit judging then showmanship. Market rabbit pictures will be taken after rabbit judging. Non-placing rabbits must be removed from the show grounds at the conclusion of the judging.
• 7 p.m. — Breeding gilt show. No showmanship for this class.
• 10 a.m. — Project show judging
• 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. — Check-in breeding goats
• 1 p.m. — Breeding goat show (breeding goats must be out of barn at end of breeding show)
• 3 p.m. — Market goat judging, followed by junior and senior showmanship and sale order placing