Hughes trio taking on stock show

Melissa Federspill

Staff writer

When asked about how it feels to be a participant in this year’s Uvalde County Junior Livestock show,   Knippa seventh-grader Wyatt Hughes said it’s a mix of emotions – “excitement, nervousness, and  giddiness also – to be able to show everybody your work.”

He continued by saying that there is also a sense of nostalgia when he enters the Fairplex arena, and his favorite part is being around fellow exhibitors.

It’s his fourth year participating and, with his two siblings Owen and Hannah in tow, the Hughes children will be showing 16 animals this year.

They’re entering market and breeding lambs, commercial heifers, and photography.

Chiming in on favorite things about stock show, 11-year-old Owen said his favorite part is that he gets to learn about animals.

He also says he’s learned some from his brother who has been showing longer. As far as getting along, though, “sometimes we get angry with each other. We don’t always get along.”

“My favorite is the lambs. It has to be the lambs,” Owen said, “because with lambs, you really actually get to touch them, and you develop a better connection with the lambs.


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