KCJLS hosts state barbeque cook-off

Ricky Bocanegra (left) and Scotty Bryce (right) take home champion and reserve champion prizes respectively, at the 2023 Kaufman county Junior Livestock Show State Championship Barbeque Cook-Off.

The Kaufman County Junior Livestock Show quickly wrapped up the Kaufman County Fair to prepare for their next event – the 2023 Kaufman County Junior Livestock Show State Championship Barbecue Cook-Off at the Kaufman County fairgrounds.

The annual event kicked off Friday night with the Kids Q competition on March 10. Fourteen young contestants competed for first place. The Kids Q Steak Cookoff contest was sponsored by Columbia Packing Co. Eli Bocanegra of Forney placed first, Jay Bocanegra of Forney placed second, and Kaufman’s Kayson Griffin came in third. Each winner was awarded a trophy and a cash prize.

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