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Spokane Junior Livestock Show

The annual Junior Livestock Show is a chance for young people involved in 4H and FFA programs to show off their skills in front of friends, family and professionals in the world of animal husbandry.


Jesse Tinsley - The Spokesman-Review

A young man leaves the show ring with his lamb at the Junior Livestock Show of Spokane Friday, May 6, 2011 at the Spokane Fair and Expo Center. The five-day finishes with sales of show animals Saturday and Sunday.


Jesse Tinsley - The Spokesman-Review

Jacob Richards, 12, of Spokane leaves the show ring with his steer, Blackie, after fitting and showing competition at the Junior Livestock Show at the Spokane Fair and Expo Center barns Friday, May 6, 2011. The five-day show continues Saturday and Sunday with auction sales of the pigs, sheep and cattle.


Jesse Tinsley - The Spokesman-Review

Young people and their animals compete in the ring during fitting and showing competition Friday, May 6, 2011 at the Spokane Fair and Expo Center.


Jesse Tinsley - The Spokesman-Review

Olivia Hanson, 12, of Elk is yanked out of the ring by her steer, Monopoly, after fitting and showing competition at the Junior Livestock Show at the Spokane Fair and Expo Center barns Friday, May 6, 2011. The five-day show continues Saturday and Sunday with auction sales of the pigs, sheep and cattle.


Jesse Tinsley - The Spokesman-Review

Kyle Colyer, judging in the fitting and showing competition, watches as young people lead steers around the show ring Friday, May 6, 2011 at the Junior Livestock Show of Spokane at the Spokane Fair and Expo Center barns. The show, which brought together dozens of young people involved in 4H clubs and Future Farmers of America chapters, continues through the weekend with sales of show animals Saturday and Sunday.


Jesse Tinsley - The Spokesman-Review

(From left) Clara O’Keefe, 11, Shelby Keller, 13, and Becky Berger, 13, hold their lambs and watch for a signal from the judges about the outcome of their class in the fitting and showing competition Friday, May 6, 2011 at the Junior Livestock Show of Spokane at the Spokane Fair and Expo Center barns. All three received purple ribbons, insuring them a place in the finals of the class.


Jesse Tinsley - The Spokesman-Review

The bustle of activity goes on at the Junior Livestock Show at the Spokane Fair and Expo Center barns Friday, May 6, 2011. The five-day show continues Saturday and Sunday with auction sales of the pigs, sheep and cattle.


Jesse Tinsley - The Spokesman-Review

Lexie Ramirez, 14, of Dayton, Wash., keeps her steer Luigi standing quietly as she waits her turn in the show ring for fitting and showing competition Friday, May 6, 2011 at the Spokane Fair and Expo Center.


Jesse Tinsley - The Spokesman-Review

Amy Booth, 15, left, and Taylor Holloway, 18, right, spruce up their steers by washing, then blow drying the animal before showing their cattle at the Junior Livestock Show Friday, May 6, 2011 at the Spokane Fair and Expo Center. “You want to make it look big and poofy” in order for the animal to show better, said Booth.


Jesse Tinsley - The Spokesman-Review

Grant Heinrich, 16, of Dayton, Wash., washes his Angus-cross steer before showing at the Junior Livestock Show Friday, May 6, 2011 at the Spokane Fair and Expo Center.

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