Our Customer Spotlight for May is the Annual Ellis County Youth Expo participants. The 28th Annual Ellis County Youth Expo took place April 2nd through April 8th in Waxahachie, TX. Youth exhibitors represented a variety of FFA, 4-H, and FCCLA clubs across Ellis County. Exhibitors were allowed to show up to three market animals and an unlimited number of breeding animals. As the population in Ellis County continues to grow, so does the interest in raising and showing livestock. This year’s Expo set record numbers in many show categories, and also included tough competition among the exhibitors.
2017 Ellis County Youth Expo Show Categories and the number of entries are listed below:
Market Broiler Show-28 entries
Breeding Rabbit Show-63 entries
Market Lamb Show-85 entries
Market Rabbit Show-63 entries
Market Goat Show-112 entries
Market Steer Show-57 entries
Market Swine Show-290 entries
Breeding Heifer Show-43 entries
Ag Mechanic Project Show-57 entries
Creative Arts Show- 377 entries
The 2017 Ellis County Youth Expo generated a high level of competition and excitement as area FFA & 4-H members exhibited their livestock in an effort to qualify for the Sale of Champions event on Saturday, April 8th.
In addition to Livestock, Creative Arts, and Ag Mechanics Show competitions, the 2nd Annual A Day in the Ring, was held on Friday, April 7th, before the Heifer Show. A Day in the Ring is a stock show for those kids who are a little extra special. The show allowed local special-needs students to pair up with youth exhibitors to show goats, lambs, rabbits and swine. This event was hugely successful this year with a total of 108 participants and 280 volunteers. Each Special-Needs participant was presented with a blue ribbon and a medal to wear around their neck, for their hard work at A Day in the Ring.
The Annual Ellis County Youth County Expo continues to grow year after year as more exhibitors are registering for the show competitions; Ark Country Store is very proud to see our customers excel in each show division.
Congratulations to all of the youth exhibitors— Ark Country Store is proud of you, your hard work and dedication!