It was Market Lamb Move In and Weigh In Day on Tuesday afternoon, bringing seasoned and rookie participants together into Exhibit Hall B at the Richard M. Borchard Fairgrounds.
The hall was filled with echoed bah's as the lamb were led into the check-in and weigh-in station, and the participants, some more confident than others, anxiously waited in line.
Jack Spoor, first-year participant, along with his father Jeff Spoor, were eager for the weigh-in.
"This is my first year," said Jack. "I feel pretty confident."
"We're just hoping to go through the experience, learn some things, and do it again next year," said Jeff.
For Maverick McElroy, Banquete High School senior, his Nueces County Junior Livestock Show journey is soon to come to an end, and he's been reminiscing.
"This is my last year, I've been doing it for ten years, It's kind of hard because you know you're going to miss it, but you can still come and watch other people and help."
As for Tuloso Midway FFA member Natalie Louis, who's been showing in the NCJLS since the third grade, the experience has definitely been worth the sum of its parts.
"It's been really exciting; it's a really great experience for everybody. I've definitely learned responsibility," said Natalia.
When asked what advice she could offer first-year participants, Natalie smiled and said to be cool.
"Don't get too nervous. If you're in the show, and your animal starts acting up, just stay calm and it will just fall into place," Natalia said.