The Jackson County Junior Livestock Show starts today, and will end with the Premium Auction on Monday. This is the 69th year for this youth agriculture related educational program sponsored by your Altus Chamber of Commerce. The overall purpose of the show is to highlight agriculture and provide a forum for the youth of our county to look at agriculture as a career choice. These students spend many hours raising their animals, keeping records and then showing them. The early estimate for entries for the 2013 show is approximately 263 animals. One of those entries is Nevin Lawson of Altus, shown here with his Barrow Cross named Stinker. Weighing in of exhibits was held earlier today, with ewe and market lambs judging at 2:30 p.m. On Saturday, followed by judging of meat goats. Judging of gilts and barrows will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday. Heifer and steer judging will be held at 1 p.m. on Sunday. A livestock judging contest will be held at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, with the Bidders Barbecue at 4 p.m., followed by the Premium Auction at 5:30 p.m. All activities will be held in the Jackson County Expo Center, Todd Lane.