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Students can win show animal for 4-H Show or FFA

Annual Stockman essay contest open for applications

Applications are open for the 2019 La Salle County Stockman Association essay contest, which offers La Salle County students involved in 4-H Club or FFA the chance to win a show animal. County residents who exhibit at the La Salle County Junior Fair also are eligible.

To participate in the Win-A-Show Animal Essay Contest, applicants must write a 350-word typed essay explaining why they want to win a show animal. Applicants must be specific as to the species they are writing about by choosing among beef, swine, sheep or goat. The winner will have a choice of either a market animal or breeding stock from the species, to be determined by the winner and individual sponsor.

The winner of each breed is required to show the animal at either the 2019 La Salle County Junior Fair or the 2019 Section 7 FFA Fair. No more than one species will be awarded to an individual in a year; therefore, applicants can submit only one essay application.

The following breeders have donated animals:

• Steer/heifer: Schafer Stock Farm, of Owaneco

• Wether/ewe: Jacob Black, of Streator

• Barrow/gilt: Brockman Farms, of Verona

• Goat wether/doe: Woodside Farm/Robson Family, of Marseilles

Applicants will need to submit their essay, parent/guardian approval and a complete essay application form postmarked on or before Monday, Oct. 15. Submit applications to La Salle County Stockman’s Association P. O. Box 853, Streator, IL 61364.

Winners will be announced at the 2019 La Salle County Stockman’s Harvest Rewards Banquet on Tuesday, Nov. 26. Winners will be notified and must be present at the banquet to win.

For entry materials, visit For more information, visit or call Janell and Dan Lukach at 815-488-4020.

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