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By James McAfee—
MUNDAY—Swines were the most popular of the animals that Knox County FFA and 4-H youngsters showed off at the annual Knox County Junior Livestock Show here at the Munday Event Center earlier this month.
Brenley Hatfield, showing a dark cross breed, claimed grand champion honors along with breed honors while Addyson Johnson, showing a white cross breed, took reserve overall plus breed awards.
Grayson Utley and Melanie Ruiz claimed junior and senior swine showmanship honors. Other breed winners included Ruiz, black ops; Utley, white ops; and Addyson Evans, duroc and hampshire.
In goats, Emily Shaver claimed grand champion and junior showmanship awards while Ryan Shaver took reserve and senior showmanship honors.
Maeley Evans won grand champion honors in lambs while Grayson Utley took the reserve award.
The Cookes, Joey and Janlee, swept grand champion and reserve honors for a single fryer in rabbits while Addyson Evans took grand champion honors for a pen of three. Maeley Evans won reserve and junior showmanship awards.
No youngsters had entries for poultry and beef.
The annual event is a collaborative effort of the Knox County Junior Livestock Association, the FFA groups and the schools, the Knox County 4-H and the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service of Knox County.