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Milam County Junior Livestock Show this week

The Milam County Junior Livestock Show kicked off last weekend with the Baked Goods Division on Saturday.

Paisley Kempa of the Cameron 4-H Club took Grand Champion honors with her cookies and Natalyn Freeman of Cameron FFA took Reserve Champion with her pie. Both girls will participate in the Premium Sale on Saturday night.

The Milam County Junior Livestock Show gets underway this week at the Youth Expo Building at 301 S. Houston in Cameron. The animal and ag mechanics show begins on Wednesday, March 20, and concludes at 6 p.m. on Saturday, March 23, with a premium Youth Auction Sale.  A buyer’s dinner will proceed the auction starting at 4:30 p.m.

 Milam County youth participating in 4-H and FFA will be exhibiting their animal projects including rabbits, commercial heifers, broilers, turkeys, swine, goats, lamb, breeding heifers and steers in addition to Ag Mechanics during this week’s show.

New to the Youth Auction Sale this year, the winning entries from Ag Mechanics and Baked Goods projects will be included along with the winning animal projects.

For more information and to find out how to add-on money to help the area youth with their projects, email

The Baked Goods judging took place on Saturday, March 16. 

The results in each category were: 

Showmanship: Senior - Tessa Vaculin - Cameron; Junior - Macelyn Furmage - Cameron; PeeWee - Thomas Kritch - Cameron.

Cookies - Paisley Kempe, first place; Laramie Mahon, second place; Kaylor Eschberger, third place; Jaycee Wimmer, fourth place; Jace Davis, fifth place; Eli Adams, sixth place; Jaxson Davis, seventh place; and Jack Luckey, eighth place.

Pies: Natalynn Freeman, first place; Laramie Mahan, second place; Madeline Basonic, third place; Gabriel Rodriguez, fourth place; Alaina Unnasch, fifth place; Jesalyn Miller, sixth place; Madison Stewart, seventh place; and Thomas Kritch, eighth place.

Cakes: Laramie Mahan, first place; Jaycee Wimmer, second place; Jack Avila, third place; Natalynn Freeman, fourth place; Chesney Odom, fifth place; Mallory Miller, sixth place; Bradley Bakken, seventh place; and Madison Stewart, eighth place.

Bars: Jaxson Davis, first place; Levi Adams, second place; Jett Vaculin, third place; Sarah Tate, fourth place; Ellis Suits, fifth place; Klay Eschberger, sixth place; John Towery, seventh place; and Eli Adams, eighth place.

The ag mechanics and animal projects judging schedule is as follows: 

Wednesday, March 20

5:30 p.m. – Market Rabbits

Thursday, March 21

11 p.m. – Commercial Heifers

1 p.m. – Ag Mechanics

5:30 p.m. – Market Broilers & Turkeys

Friday, March 22

9 a.m. – Market Swine

12:30 p.m. – Market Goats

3 p.m. – Market Lambs

5 p.m. – Breeding Beef Heifers

6 p.m. – Market Steers

Saturday, March 23

2 p.m. – Commercial Replacement Heifer Exhibitor Awards & Sale

4:30 p.m. – Buyer’s Dinner

6 p.m. – Youth Auction

The Cameron Herald

The Cameron Herald
P.O. Box 1230
Cameron, Texas 76520

Phone: 254-697-6671
Fax: 254-697-4902