Spring livestock shows are notorious for less than ideal weather.

That’s certainly true for this year’s local Purcell and McClain County Spring Livestock Shows, both of which begin today (Thursday).

One change however is the move for much of the county show to Dibble

Jason Baker, agriculture teacher at Purcell High School, said the local show will follow the county classes.

Market sheep and goats and breeding sheep will show at Dibble starting at 10:30 a.m. today.

Baker said there are no local entries in those classes.

Breeding gilts and commercial gilts will be judged at 6 p.m. today, also at Dibble.

Cattle classes will be judged Friday at the McClain County Expo Center. That judging will get underway at 10:30 a.m.

It will be back to Dibble on Saturday for market barrows. Judging is slated to start at 10:30 a.m.

Poultry and rabbits will be judged at Purcell at 9 and 11 a.m., respectively.

Baker said 23 youngsters will compete in the local show.

The bonus auction for the local show will be Tuesday evening in the Ag Barn at Purcell High School.

Dinner will start at 6 p.m. and the auction will follow at 7 p.m.

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