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NETLA Market Show Feb 23-27, 2021
Feb23

NETLA Market Show Feb 23-27, 2021

What is the benefit of the 4-H Livestock Project? According to Texas 4-H publication by Marty Vahlenkamp, “The experience I am sure it is different for every 4-H’er depending on their goals and personal situation. As I write this short article, I could give you the typical answer of it builds character, creates discipline, teaches youth about agriculture, teaches sportsmanship, etc., etc. While all of that is true and right on...

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SSHS Ag Mechanics Students Earn Recognition At Shows For Projects
Mar27

SSHS Ag Mechanics Students Earn Recognition At Shows For Projects

The Sulphur Springs FFA Agriculture Mechanics Show team has had a successful show season this year. Overall, five projects built by 12 students were exhibited at five shows: the State Fair of Texas, Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo, San Angelo Livestock Show and Rodeo, NETLA Ag Mechanics Show and Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. All the projects exhibited received a blue ribbon at every show, and two projects placed in their...

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North Hopkins FFA CHapter Participating in the Hopkins County Jr. Market Show
Feb18

North Hopkins FFA CHapter Participating in the Hopkins County Jr. Market Show

FFA Officers Sydnee Bell (left) and Breeanna Hicks (right) with North Hopkins Ag Instructor Brittany Bettes Seniors Breeanna Hicks and Sydnee Bell have been schoolmates in the North Hopkins ISD since Pre-K and they will graduate in Spring 2019. Both have a love for animals and are among the 80-member North Hopkins FFA Chapter. Both girls are Vice-Presidents of the chapter, and both are showing livestock in the Feb 21-23 county show....

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Junior Livestock Show Validations By Mario Villarino
Oct05

Junior Livestock Show Validations By Mario Villarino

Junior Livestock Show Validations: Steers and Heifers, October 11, 2018, Goats and Lambs Oct 18, 2018. Texas has the largest number of 4-H and FFA livestock projects in the nation. Additionally, Texas has the most exhibitors, scholarships awarded. Young people have the opportunity to participate at the county, district, regional and state level. The tremendous support and dedication of livestock show officials, donors and industry...

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North Hopkins FFA Students Will Enter Livestock at Hopkins County Junior Market Livestock Show Feb 22-24
Feb16

North Hopkins FFA Students Will Enter Livestock at Hopkins County Junior Market Livestock Show Feb 22-24

The North Hopkins FFA Chapter boasts 60 busy members who participate in numerous areas of FFA involvement. The chapter officers visited the KSST/Channel 18 studio to discuss the upcoming Hopkins County Junior Market Livestock Show to be held in Sulphur Springs February 22-24 in the Civic Center arena. Chapter President is Senior Rachel Stanley, who will show a Charolais-mix steer. Rachel has been showing livestock for 8 years. Her...

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2018 Hopkins County Junior Livestock Market Show By Mario Villarino
Feb16

2018 Hopkins County Junior Livestock Market Show By Mario Villarino

As we get closer to our NETLA Junior Market Livestock Show (Feb 22,23 and 24) I wanted to share with you a little bit about the event. The North East Texas Livestock Association  (NETLA) is a non-for-profit association created with the purpose of promoting youth development and is composed of volunteers, FFA advisors, 4-H leaders and myself, the Hopkins County Extension Agent. As an organization, we promote youth development during...

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Yantis FFA Chapter Plans to Attend Two More Major Livestock Shows
Feb06

Yantis FFA Chapter Plans to Attend Two More Major Livestock Shows

from report by FFA Advisor Tonya Rabenaldt Nine Yantis FFA students competed in the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo during January 2018. Three took cattle to the Dairy Show, three showed in the Beef Heifer Show and three students participated in the Scholarship Calf Scramble. Brooke Barrett placed second with her dairy heifer. Next, the Yantis FFA Dairy team will travel to the San Antonio show this week. Team members are Brooke...

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Agrilife: 2017 Hopkins County Livestock and Forage Education Review
Dec08

Agrilife: 2017 Hopkins County Livestock and Forage Education Review

It’s this time of the year when Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Services at Hopkins County Extension Office interprets with Hopkins County residents the different activities conducted by their agents and support volunteers. I would like to share with you the specific plan related to Livestock Production today. 2017 Hopkins County Livestock and Forage Education (Tours, Trainings and Field Days) Developed by Dr. Mario A....

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Ag Workers Hay Show scheduled for October 5, 2017 By Mario Villarino
Sep29

Ag Workers Hay Show scheduled for October 5, 2017 By Mario Villarino

According to Dr, Corriher, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Specialist for forages in Overton Texas,  the principle limiting nutrients for ruminants (cattle, goats, sheep, etc.) are either energy (total digestible nutrients, TDN) or protein (crude protein, CP). For cattle grazing dormant pastures or consuming poor quality hay, protein is usually the most limiting nutrient. When you have to buy supplemental feed, protein is often the...

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Livestock Shows By Mario Villarino
Sep22

Livestock Shows By Mario Villarino

Livestock Show Season Raising and exhibiting a livestock project is not only  instructional, concerning raising livestock for show, but also serves as an excellent teaching tool to illustrate livestock production techniques and  animal science principles. Participating in a livestock project promotes sound  livestock production practices. To be successful, families need to start by learning the essentials. Some of the major areas...

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