FORT WORTH- Shane Flanagan a 4-H member from Ballinger, exhibited the first place Two-Tooth Ram in the Junior Southdown Jr. Breeding Sheep Show at the 2012 Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo on January 23, 2012. The 2012 Show is hosting nearly 10,000 junior exhibitors from across Texas, competing for prizes and $94,065.00 in premiums.

Since 1896, the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo has remained a prominent figure in the livestock industry. The nation's oldest livestock show will see nearly 22,000 head of world-class livestock roll through "cowtown" between January 13 - February 4. While the show is continually looking ahead, the focus on the livestock industry and our youth is unwavering.

"One of the show's main priorities is our commitment to the livestock industry and the agriculture leaders of tomorrow," said Bradford S. Barnes, President and General Manager of the Fort Worth Stock Show. "Junior exhibitors learn many valuable life lessons during their years of showing livestock, which will serve them well throughout their lives. Our Show ensures a progressive future for agriculture by assisting in the development and education of 4-H and FFA students."

The 116th edition of the legendary Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo offers visitors a chance to experience the unique western lifestyle along with a one-of-a-kind combination of history, tradition and Western heritage.