The 2018 Spring Livestock Show season kicks off this weekend, as the first of three local shows take place.
The shows, which include the Jay FFA/4-H Chapter Show, the Delaware County 4-H Livestock Show, and the Grove FFA/4-H Chapter Show, lead up to the Delaware County Livestock Show, set for Wednesday, Feb. 28 to Saturday, March 3.
All of the shows take place at the Delaware County Fairgrounds, located between Jay and Grove on Highway 59/10.
Jay FFA/4-H Chapter Show
The Jay FFA/4-H Chapter Show takes place on Saturday, Jan. 27.
The barn will open at 8 a.m., with the check-in/weigh-in times set for noon to 1 p.m.
The show starts at 1 p.m., with the order as follows: goats, sheep, cattle, swine.
In each species division, a senior and junior showmanship contest will take place.
Delaware County 4-H Livestock Show
The county 4-H livestock show takes place on Saturday, Feb. 10.
The show opens at 11 a.m., with the dairy, and then the order is as follows: beef, sheep, goats, swine.
Grove FFA/4-H Chapter Show
The Grove FFA/4-H Chapter show is set for Saturday, Feb. 17. A show schedule is to be determined, but includes beef, sheep, goats and swine, as well as showmanship competitions.
DelCo Spring Livestock Show
The county spring livestock show, for all 4-H and FFA showmen, takes place from Wednesday, Feb. 28 to Saturday, March 3.
The four-day event begins on Wednesday, Feb. 28, with the beef show at 5 p.m.
The goats, sheep and swine shows take place beginning at 3 p.m., on Thursday, March 1. Showmanship competitions will follow each species show.
The premium bidders lunch takes place from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., on Saturday, March 2, with the premium sale to follow at 1:30 p.m. in the show arena.