CYPRESS — The 27th annual CFISD Livestock Show Association Show and Sale will be held Feb. 1-6 at the CFISD Exhibit Center (11206 Telge Road) with limited attendance and revised dates to allow for social distancing and added safety measures and protocols in place.
The CFISD community gave more than $600,000 during the 2020 show through the premium sale, freezer sale and in donations to students.
Students from all CFISD high schools will participate in the show and sale. Approximately 550 student exhibitors and nearly 800 student projects and animals will be exhibited and judged. The six-day schedule is as follows:
Monday, Feb. 1
- 6 p.m. – Poultry (wristband required).
Tuesday, Feb. 2
- Horticulture (closed judging);
- 4 p.m. – Ag Mechanics interviews (students only); and
- 6 p.m. – Rabbits (wristband required).
Wednesday, Feb. 3
- 6 p.m. – Goats (wristband required).
Thursday, Feb. 4
- 6 p.m. – Lambs (wristband required).
Friday, Feb. 5
- 10 a.m. – Swine (wristband required); and
- 6 p.m. – Cattle (wristband required).
Saturday, Feb. 6
- 10 a.m. – Onsite access to Freezer Sale and Silent Auction;
- 11 a.m. – Buyers’ Luncheon at Arnold Middle School (11111 Telge Road); and
- 1 p.m. – Live Auction at the CFISD Exhibit Center arena.
Added measures and protocols were added to help provide a safe environment in which participating students may exhibit and sell their projects.
To minimize the overall number of people at the Exhibit Center, students will only be at the facility for check-in, their respective show and on sale day if applicable. Participants will be allowed two guests for their show and the live auction, as colored wristbands will be issued to students and guests for the designated dates and locations. The number of guests per student is subject to change pending health and safety requirements.
To minimize gatherings and allow for social distancing, some areas will be defined as student only or guest only and will be sanitized between events. Arena occupied by both (restrooms, concessions, photography area and sales areas) will feature additional sanitizing.
Masks are required in all areas, including outdoors. Concessions will be limited and sold in a closed-container grab-and-go format. In addition, no food or drinks are permitted in the bleachers.
Online opportunities are available for families and community members to support the show and sale through the 2021 CFISD Livestock Show Association Sale website. The website contains information and links for all to view the livestream of the events, along with directions for accessing the online portions of the sale. The online bidding for the Ag Mechanics and Horticulture Silent Auction will begin on Wednesday, Feb 3. Buyers can get a jumpstart on the Freezer Sale with an online purchasing option, also available on Feb. 3. While onsite attendance for judging is restricted to those issued wristbands, buyers from the community are welcome onsite for the Buyers Luncheon and Live Auction on Saturday, Feb. 6. While at the Exhibit Center, buyers will also have access to both the Freezer Sale and Silent Auction.
“Thank you for your cooperation and assistance in making this year’s livestock show possible for CFISD FFA students,” said Denise Kubecka, director of career and technical education. “While some things may look a little different to keep all attendees safe, we anticipate the same pride and excitement once the students put on their blue and gold FFA jackets and step in the arena. Whether in person or online, welcome to the show!”