Youngsters in Kleberg County who take part in 4H put their hard work on display Thursday. It was the first full day of the Kleberg-Kenedy Junior Livestock Show.

Market lambs, goats, swine and shop projects were all judged Thursday.

Big money is often on the line for the kids, and of course, the lesson that the hard work they put into the projects does pay off in the end.

The livestock show runs through this weekend.

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