Live stock show coming next week

Exhibitors line up their lambs at last year’s livestock show in the ag barn in Alpine. 



The 77th Annual Big Bend Livestock Association Show and Sale will start next week in Alpine.

Activities begin on Thursday, Jan. 7, at 4 p.m., with weigh-in for hogs, lambs, and goats at the Alpine ISD ag barn until 6 p.m. Steers will weigh in at Hill Top pens between 4-4:30 p.m. All weight cards and entry fees must be turned in by 6 p.m.

The show begins on Friday, Jan. 8, with lambs at 9 a.m., goats at the conclusion of the lamb show, and steers after the goat show. All will show at the ag barn.

At 4 p.m. horse show exhibitors should report to the Sul Ross State University SALE arena, with the show beginning at 5 p.m.

On Saturday, Jan. 9, the swine show will start at 9 a.m. at the ag barn, and poultry will show right after the swine.

Concessions will be available on Friday and Saturday starting at 7 a.m. at the ag barn, featuring a variety of burritos, donuts, hot chocolate, coffee, and soft drinks.

On Saturday, the livestock show awards and sale will be held at a new venue this year, the Pete P. Gallego Center on the Sul Ross campus. All CDC guidelines, including masks and social distancing, will apply.

Buyer’s registration and social will begin at 6 p.m., with presentation of grand and reserve champion banners, showmanship awards, and honoree and senior recognitions starting at 6:30 p.m.

The auction begins at 7 p.m., and Rusty Mertink will return as auctioneer.

Buyers table reservations can be made by contacting Caroline Fox at 432-837-0626 and leaving a message, or by email at

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