72nd Annual Southeastern Oklahoma Junior Livestock Show set for Jan. 21-23 in Wilburton
WILBURTON, OK (Jan. 4, 2016) – The 72nd Annual Southeastern Oklahoma Junior Livestock Show is set for January 21-23 at Eastern Oklahoma State College in Wilburton. The show is jointly sponsored by the Wilburton Lions Club and the Eastern Agriculture Division.
The swine show will take place Thursday, Jan. 21, followed by the sheep and goat show on Friday, Jan. 22. The event will conclude on Saturday, Jan. 23 with the heifer and steer show.
Payouts and scholarships for this year’s livestock show have been increased. In addition to the usual payout for class winners and breed champions, the grand champions for each show will be guaranteed a minimum of $240 plus $2 per head entered. The reserve grand champions will be guaranteed a minimum of $160 plus $1 per head entered. Organizers have also introduced a bronze champion this year that will be guaranteed a minimum of $80.
Also new this year, exhibitors of the grand champions will be awarded a $1,000 scholarship and exhibitors of the reserve grand champions will be awarded a $500 scholarship to attend Eastern as agriculture majors.
All exhibitors must be primary or secondary students (K-12) of a school in the following counties: Atoka, Bryan, Choctaw, Coal, Haskell, Hughes, Johnston, Latimer, LeFlore, Marshall, McCurtain, Seminole, Pittsburg, Pontotoc or Pushmataha.
There is a $25 per head entry fee for all animals. All entries must be postmarked by Jan. 14. Late entries will be charged an additional $5. Visit eosc.edu/sedistrictshow for more information or to download a registration form.