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Local students compete in annual livestock show

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    Peyton Munzer leads his steer in the show arena.
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    One of the pigs to be shown enjoys a nap before the livestock show starts.
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    Judge Keith Scott examines each of the pullets and cockerels.
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    Judge Jimmy Kerlin examines the rabbits.
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    Kynadi Blackmore (left) and Ariana Villanueva (right) show their lambs.
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    Demi Carter (left), Audrey Plummer (right) and Joy Segura (behind, not shown) show their goats)
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    Haylee Reiley guides her barrow.
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    Jonah Crowell guides his barrow.
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    Miles Mauck guides his barrow.
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    From left to right: Ryleigh Murphy, Mia Lopez and Remi Murphy show off their heifers as the judge ranks them.
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    Ridley Murphy leads her heifer.
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    Cassady Davis leads her steer.
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    The cattle judge looks at Ryleigh Murphy's steer.
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    Nicole Hernandez guides her steer.
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    Presley Chabert guides her heifer.
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    Mia Lopez celebrates her award for best steer with her family.

Saturday morning was the Elgin Livestock Show Association’s annual Elgin Youth Livestock Show at the Texas Lost Pines Riding Club’s rodeo grounds and the Elgin VFW Post 6115 hall. A total of 25 students participated, representing the Elgin, McDade and Coupland FFA organizations and the Loblolly 4-H club, showing their cattle, swine, goats, lambs, chickens and rabbits.

See more results and photographs in our Livestock Show special section on January 27.



  • Steer Grand Champion: Mia Lopez
  • Steer Reserve Champion: Nicole Hernandez
  • Heifer Grand Champion: Ryleigh Murphy
  • Heifer Reserve Champion: Mia Lopez
  • Cattle Senior Showmanship: Remi Murphy
  • Cattle Junior Showmanship: Ridley Murphy


  • Gilts Grand Champion: Haylee Reiley
  • Gilts Reserve Champion: Hannah Reiley
  • Barrow Grand Champion: Hannah Reiley
  • Barrow Reserve Champion: Jonah Crowell
  • Swine Senior Showmanship: Haylee Reiley
  • Swine Junior Showmanship: Peyton Munzer


  • Grand Champion: Audrey Plummer
  • Reserve Champion: Demi Carter
  • Showmanship: Demi Carter


  • Grand Champion: Kynadi Blackmore
  • Reserve Champion: Ariana Villanueva
  • Showmanship: Kynadi Blackmore

Cockerels & Pullets

  • Grand Champion: Paden Maass
  • Reserve Champion: Preston Maass


  • Grand Champion: Wyatt Fisher
  • Reserve Champion: Kaylea Harkins


Photos by Julianne Hodges