January 4, 2024

Fastest Torch Competition – 30 mins after conclusion of Goat Showmanship

January 5, 2024

Ag Mechanics Show 9:00AM

General Store 4:00PM

Premium Sale & Awards Ceremony 6:00PM

Rules & Regulations


(Barrows and Gilts)


Entry Fee: $10.00 per Project

Entry Deadline: December 10, 2023

Weigh in/ Check in: Tuesday, January 2, 2024 7:00-9:00 PM

Release: Conclusion of show on Wednesday, January 3, 2024 Judging: Wednesday, January 3, 2023 8:00 AM

Sale: Friday, January 5, 2024 6:00 PM

1. Read general rules and regulations.

2. Classes will be established for:

1. Yorkshire

2. Hampshire

3. Light Crosses

4. Dark Crosses

4. Durocs

5. Dark OPB (Spot, Poland, Berkshire, Hereford)

6. Light OPB (Landrace, Chester)

3. Hogs must be owned and in possession of the exhibitor in accordance with the Texas State Validation Guidelines.

4. Classes will be broken by weight. The Livestock Committee will break classes as evenly as possible.

5. Any animals that are deemed unruly will automatically be sifted. All sifted animals must be removed from the barn immediately.

6. Premium sale sheets are due immediately after each show.


Fastest Torch in Mason County

Entry Fee: $5.00

Entry Deadline: TBD

Contest Date: Thursday, January 4, 2024, 30 Minutes After Conclusion of Goat Showmanship

The Fastest Torch in Mason County is a contest to showcase the skills of students in Mason County with a cutting torch. This essential metal fabrication skill is measured in a head to head competition between students with speed and accuracy to advance students to the next round in a tournament format.


1. Read general rules and regulations.

2. Students/Adults participating in the contest will be paired by a drawing that will randomly place participants in a bracket that will remain the same for the entire show. Irregular numbers of participants may require the bracket to include some “bye” slots to be added to complete the bracket. One bracket will be for students and one bracket for adults. The winner of each age division will go head to head for overall champion.

3. Students/Adults will light their own torch, adjust the torch to a neutral flame, and make the required cut for that round.

4. Any attempt to force the cut to fall by any action other than gravity (tapping with torch, jarring the table, forcing with a hand, etc.) will result in that student being disqualified.

5. Safety equipment will be provided. Students/Adults choosing to use their own may do so. Two high cuff gloves, safety glasses, and a face shield must be worn while cutting. Long pants, closed toe shoes and a long-sleeved cotton shirt are also required.

6. If judges determine that a tip is dirty, both tips will be cleaned by contest officials prior to the next round. Equipment malfunctions that cause an unfair advantage to one contestant may result in a “re-ride” if judges deem it appropriate.

7. Metal to be cut will be provided by the contest.

8. Prior to making their cuts, students/adults will be permitted to arrange metal, hoses, and strikers on their own work table for their own comfort. Judge will announce “go” to begin cuts in each round. Cut lines will be pre-marked by the judges.

9. If during the contest a student/adult is called for and is not present for their turn, they will be eliminated and their competitor in that round will advance.

10. Decisions of the contest officials as they pertain to safety and details of the contest are final.