The 2012 year has really started out with a bang for the 4-H and FFA members of Mason County that show livestock. The District livestock show was held in Kerrville from January 19th through the 21st. The market animals all showed on the 20th. Eleven youth participated in the market lamb and goat show, exhibiting 25 animals. Of those 25 sheep and goat projects 16 of them stood in the top 10 and 10 of them were eligible to make the auction. You have to be in the top 3 to make the auction in Kerrville. The youth of Mason County that made the auction included Kirsten Allen with a 3rd place Finewool, Baylee Owen and Sierra Martin with a 2nd place market goat, and Aspen Martin with a 3rd place market goat. The highlights of the show was a Reserve Grand Division market goat winner shown by Chama Martin, Gabe Jennings had a 3rd place Finewool cross and the Champion Finewool market lamb of the show, and Ryli Ruffin had a 3rd place Finewool cross, a 2nd place Southdown, and the Champion Medium Wool, with that project obtaining the Grand Champion honors of the entire Market Lamb show. Pictured right is Ryli with her Grand Champion Market wether.The other members that were just out of the top 3 that didn’t make the auction were Rylee Owen with a 4th place market goat, and a 6th and 7th place medium wool. Baylee Owen showed a 7th and 8th place medium wool and Finewool, Raegan Palacio had a 7th place Finewool, Price Ruffin had an 8th place Finewool cross and a 5th place Finewool, and Kenley Stockbridge was just out of the top ten with her Finewool market lamb.The Angora show was held on the 21st at the Kerrville fairgrounds. Participating in the event was Jade Witt. Jade snatched top honors at the show winning Reserve Grand Champion with her Angora doe kid. In the swine barn Alexandra Cope was 1st place with her Yorkshire barrow and Rylan Jordan was 5th place with his Crossbred barrow. FFA members Colby Yonker and Grace Chapman were both 3rd place with their Hampshire and Crossbred market hogs and Raegan Gibbs was 7th place with her Crossbred barrow. Rounding out the day was Colten Brandenburger with a 10th place Hampshire barrow.Congratulations to all of the 4-H and FFA exhibitors from Mason County!