LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - Kids from across Texas are converging on the George H. Henderson Jr. Expo Center gearing up for the Texas Junior Brahman Association (TJBA) state show.
133 youth, ages 8 to 18 and 333 head of cattle will participate in various events over the next 3 days including: public speaking, livestock judging, showmanship and sales talk.
Many of the kids got into showing Brahman as part of a family tradition.
Haley Herzog, 17, from Robinson, TX said, "My parents showed Brahman cattle so it's just kind of run down in the family so it's kind of like a family tradition just every summer we come here."
TJBA president, Jacob Valenta, 18, from Alleyton, TX said, "Really it's just a chance for everyone in the state to come together put on a Brahman show and it's great for everyone that's a starting beginner to the most experienced showman just to come out and have fun."
The TJBA show is free for all spectators and runs all day Friday through Sunday.
Here's a general schedule of events:
Friday, June 21:
7 AM - Fairgrounds open for cattle arrival
8 AM - Registration check-in
9 AM - Public Speaking, Lufkin Convention Center
1:30 PM - Livestock Judging
Saturday, June 22:
8AM - Showmanship Contest, Arena/Peewee Showmanship, Calcutta Showmanship
1:30 PM - Sales Talk
4 PM - Heardsman Quiz
6 PM - TJBA Scholarship Interviews
Sunday, June 23
8 AM - Bull Judging/Female Judging/Pictures
7 PM - TJBA awards banquet/presentation of awards/crowning of queen and princess