The Guadalupe County Youth Livestock and Homemakers Show - January 19-23, 2021

January 16-19, 2019

There have been a lot of changes, please scroll this entire home page to see all of the information and if you have any questions please feel free to contact us.



Announcements 1/18/2021:




The show will be live streamed thanks to D&D and MT Heart Livestock. Follow the link below to see the live stream.


https://jeffrieslivestockmarketing.com/live-stream




1/14/2021:


Goat and Lamb exhibitors may use flake shavings in pens at the Country church. Cattle may use pellets or flake shavings. 


STEERS are the only animals that can show off trailers. There is not enough room for all the cattle. There is plenty of room for goats and lambs.


GCYS Action will take place at Noon on January 23, 2021 The Agricultural Heritage Center in Seguin - The Big Red Barn. Please see the Buyer information page for details.


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Please read the letter below from our Chairman:


Guadalupe County Youth Livestock and Homemakers Show

PO Box 1400

Seguin, Texas 78156

January 7, 2021

We are proud to update everyone that as of today the 2021 show is still moving forward and on schedule as posted. We are facing exceedingly difficult and challenging times as a country, state, and community regarding public health and safety. Our board members have been working hard to make arrangements at alternate locations in order for us to give our youth the opportunity to show their projects at this year’s GCYS. For us to do so, we will need to implement measures to make sure we maintain a safe environment for our youth and their families as well as our many volunteers that so graciously donate their time to run our very successful event.

This is obviously a very fluid situation and changes may still be made up to the date of the show, but here are a few things that we will mandate and ask your help with staying in compliance at this year’s event.


1. If you are having any symptoms of Covid-19, please do not come to the grounds.

2. If you are currently under quarantine or self-isolation for Covid-19, you are not allowed to come to the show grounds. If a student is in quarantine or in self-isolation, we will allow substitutes to show their projects.

3. Face masks will be required at all times while on the grounds.

a. This includes exhibitors to be wearing a mask while showing their projects.

4. Exhibitors are only allowed to be on the show grounds if their project is on the grounds being staged or showed. Once their projects leave the grounds as per our schedule, they will not be allowed on the grounds to help control our crowd size.

5. We ask that only parents of the youth or essential individuals that need to be present to help with their projects attend this year’s show to again limit our crowd size.

We are very thankful for Marion Country Church and La Vernia Chamber of Commerce being willing to work with our show to allow us to use their facilities. One rule to make note of for all shows at the Marion Country Church is that there is NO ALCOHOLIC beverages allowed on their grounds.


We ask that you please help us in enforcing this rule as they were gracious enough to allow us to have the show there. Anyone found with alcoholic beverages will be asked to leave the grounds immediately and may

lead to disqualification of your child’s project. While we know these are not our normal circumstances, our board’s goal has been to do whatever it takes to give our youth the opportunity to exhibit their hard work and dedication in their projects. As always, we will stay current in our communication and appreciate everyone’s help to ensure a successful 2021 Youth Show!

Sincerely,

Dustin Morgenroth

Chairman / President

Guadalupe County Youth Livestock and Homemakers Show

Guadalupe County Youth Show Homemaking Show UPDATE (1-6-2021)

BAKE SHOW CONTAINER PICK UP: Sunday, January 17th

1. Baked Show container pick up will be Sunday, January 17th 2:00-4:00 pm at the Marion Country Church Youth Center. This will be a DRIVE THRU process so when you arrive you will need to get in the drive thru line and stay in your vehicle. There will be signs and committee people directing where you need to go to pick up containers.

2. Someone will be coming by your car asking you what containers you will be picking up it would be very helpful if you could have written on a sticky note/index card/piece of paper, etc. your name and club/chapter to hand to that person.

3. If you cannot pick up your container you will need to get your container from your County Agent or Ag Teacher prior to entering your item(s). They must be in these containers to be entered into the Youth Show.

BAKE SHOW DROP OFF: Friday, January 22nd

1. Baked Show items will be dropped off on Friday, January 22nd, 8:00-9:30 am at the Marion Country Church Youth Center (same process as picking up containers).

2. Please do not get out of your car someone will come to you and get your entries.

3. In addition to the Recipe on a 3" x 5" index card, taped on the side of the box, you will need an index card with the information below or use the actual box below (cut it out) taped on top of the plastic container. Since we will be taking the entries from your car, we need a way to be sure we get all entries in the right category. This card will be removed before judging so no names are used.

4. A sample must be placed on a small dessert size paper plate and placed inside a Ziplock type bag (excluding pies). You MUST have this done before we take the item inside the building there will be no place for you to cut your item or any supplies for you to use this year (no plates, Ziplock bags, etc.)

5. Failure to follow all instruction could lead to disqualification of your entry.

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Name: ____________________________________________________________________________

Club/Chapter: __________________________________________________________________

Baked Good Category:

Yeast Bread

Drop Cookies

CAKES with icing

Bar Cookies

CAKES without icing

Candy

Pastries, Pies, & Tarts

Quick Breads

Recipe Title: ____________________________________________________________________

Cell Phone Number: ___________________________________________________________

Did you place an animal? _________

What species? _________________________

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Because no baked goods will be returned or sold from the tables like in past years, we are giving you the option to bring the following amounts:

A. YEAST BREAD DIVISION - 6 donuts, rolls, sweet rolls or ¼ of recipe if coffeecake, etc.

B. CAKES with icing- ¼ of the cake or the whole cake if you prefer

C. CAKES without icing- ¼ of the cake

D. PASTRIES, PIES, AND TARTS - one complete recipe. DO NOT CUT PIES. Pies must be in disposable pie plates.

E. COOKIES Drop Cookies 12 cookies

F. BAR COOKIES 6/8 bars (each bar must be minimum of 2" x 2")

G. CANDY 12 pieces

H. QUICK BREADS ¼ recipe or 6 muffins

*** In additional to these amounts ALL items must have a sample placed on a small dessert size paper plate and placed inside a Ziplock type bag (excluding pies). You MUST have this done before we take the item inside the building there will be no place for you to cut your item or any supplies for you to use this year (no plates, Ziplock bags, etc.)

There will be NO table sales this year and baked item will NOT be returned



YOUTH SHOW PHOTOGRAPHY DROP OFF: Sunday, January 17th

1. Photography drop off will be Sunday, January 17th, 2:00-4:00 pm at the Marion Country Church Youth Center. This will be a DRIVE THRU process so when you arrive you will need to get in the drive thru line and stay in your vehicle. There will be signs and committee people directing you where you need to go do drop off photos.

2. Definitions and Descriptions: Classes:

Color: True color produced by the camera and conditions at time of shoot.

Black and White: Photos must be originally taken in grey-scale (does not include antiquing/sepia-tone/hand-tinting)

Categories: (Color and Black/White Class are not separate category)

1. People: People, any age, alone or in a group, active or inactive, snapshot or portrait.

2. AnimalsDomestic: Pets, livestock, show animal.

3. AnimalsWildlife: Non-domesticated animals living in their native habitat.

4. Catch All: Category that does not fit anywhere else. (ex. still life)

5. Nature and Landscape: Scenes of natural landscapes, seascapes, skyscapes, or underwater.

6. Plant/Flora: Focuses on the plant or flower structure and not on a scene or landscape.

7. Elements of Design: Emphasizes a structure more than the surroundings (barns, houses, gears, etc.)

8. Digital Darkroom: Any photo that has been significantly altered/manipulated/changed to create an effect. These enhancements can occur using the camera or developing process.

9. Details and Macro: Close up and details images usually done with special settings or lens.

*Please provide a brief description of the enhancement or change that was done to the image.

*It is acceptable to provide a 4" x 6" original of image for the judges to better understand what changes took place. Use double stick tape to attach original image to back of mounted 8" x10" entry.

10. Night Photography: Photos taken outdoors between dusk and dawn. Generally achieved by using artificial light or using a long exposure.

11. Dominant Color

12. Food

13. Aquatic Marine

14. Storyboard



HANDICRAFT, NEEDLEWORK & AG MECH Drop off: Thursday, January 21st

1. Handicraft and Needlework items will be dropped off on Thursday, January 21st, 2:00-4:00 pm at the Marion Country Church Youth Center. This will be a DRIVE THRU process so when you arrive you will need to get in the drive thru line and stay in your vehicle. There will be signs and committee people directing where you need to go to pick up containers.

2. Please do not get out of your car someone will come to you and get your entries.

3. In addition to any paperwork required for your entry, you will need index card with the information below or use the actual box below (cut it out) with your entry. Since we will be taking the entries from your car, we need a way to be sure we get all entries in the right category. This card will be removed before judging so no names are used.

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Name: ____________________________________________________________________________

Club/Chapter: __________________________________________________________________

Entry Category:

_____________________________________________________ 

Entry Title:

____________________________________________________________________

Cell Phone Number: ___________________________________________________________

Did you place an animal? _________

What species? _________________________

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HANDICRAFT, NEEDLEWORK & AG MECH Pick up: Friday, January 22nd

1. You will need to pick up your Handicraft and Needlework on Friday, January 22nd 4:00-5:00 pm from the Marion Country Church Youth Center. Again, you will pull up and the item will be brought out to you. Please do not get out of your car.


RESULTS:

1. Posted on Guadalupe County Youth Show Facebook page at 3 pm. No one will be allowed into the building.

2. Envelopes with ribbons and scorecards will be given to your County Agent or Ag Teacher and they will return them to you. There will be no pickup at the auction.

3. If you have a class champion and placed an animal, we need to know immediately which item will go to auction.

Below is the Photography Entry Form. Please fill it out along with your photography entries.
Below is the current schedule. Please note location and time changes. We are working hard to make this the best show we can and will update this schedule as needed.

TENTATIVE 2021 SCHEDULE (as of 1-14-2021)


No alcohol or tobacco will be tolerated on the grounds of The Marion Country Church


 ALL PROJECTS WILL NEED TO ARRIVE SHOW READY, NO CLIPPING OR SHEARING ON THE GROUNDS

NO COOKING ON THE GROUNDS, CONCESSION STAND WILL BE AVAILABLE

Sunday, January 17, 2021


Baked goods:          Location: Marion Country Church Youth Center

Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm 

Activity: Container pickup


Photography:              Location: Marion Country Church Youth Center

Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Activity: Drop off


** BOTH OF THESE WILL BE A DRIVE THROUGH PROCESS**


Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Rabbits:                    Location: Marion Country Church Arena (West end)

Judge: John Terry

Check-in: 7:00 am check in will begin and must be in line by 9:30 am

**After check in rabbit exhibitors will leave the floor of the arena and can sit on the bleachers- MUST be 6 feet apart from other families.

Judging: Begins at 7:00am with check in

 

Goats:                       Location: Marion Country Church Arena (East end)

Judge: Marty Gibbs

Arrival: 8:00am

Weigh-in: 9:00am

Judging:  11:30am

 

Poultry:                    Location: Marion Country Church Arena (East end)

Arrival: Begins no earlier than 5:00pm

Judging: 6:30pm beginning with Broilers, Turkeys to follow

** NO boxes will be allowed on the arena floor

 

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Lambs:                      Location: Marion Country Church Arena (East end)

Judge: Miles Gibbs

Arrival: 8:00am

Weigh-in: 8:30am

Judging:  10:00am

 

Swine:                       Location: La Vernia Chamber of Commerce

Arrival: Must be on grounds by 11:00am (May begin arrival at Noon on 1/19/2021)

Weigh-in: 12:00pm (noon)

Judging:  Breeding Gilts – 6:00pm

Judge: Ed Schneider

 

Thursday, January 21, 2021

Swine:                       Location: La Vernia Chamber of Commerce

Judging:  Market – 8:00am

Judge: Josh Krohn


Handicraft, Needlework & Ag Mech:                 Location: Marion Country Church Youth Center

Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Activity: Drop-Off (Drive through process)

 

Friday, January 22, 2021

Cattle:                       Location: Marion Country Church Arena (East end)

Judge: Toby Long

Arrival: 6:00 to 8:00 am

Showing off the trailer will be an option this year only, Stalls are first come first serve

Weigh-in & Classification: 8:00 am

Heifer paperwork check will happen during weigh-in

Judging: 10:00 am

 

HOMEMAKING:        Location: Marion Country Church Youth Building

Arrival: 8:00-9:30am

Judging:  10:00am (Closed to the public)


Handicraft, Needlework & Ag Mech:                 Location: Marion Country Church Youth Center

Judging: 10:00 am

Pick-Up: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

**All entries have to be ready for turn in upon arrival there will be no final prep table available this year

**Entry drop off will be done by drive through only. Please follow signs and do not get out of your vehicle.






Saturday, January 23, 2021


Location: The Agricultural Heritage Center in Seguin - The Big Red Barn


Buyers Registration: 10:30 am


**Buyers Registration will be available at the show grounds (more information on Buyer Info Page)


Auction begins: 12:00 (NOON)