BEC Donates $9,000 to Local Junior Livestock Shows


Bandera Electric Cooperative is once again stepping up to help kids keep their agricultural dreams alive by donating $3,000 to each of the Bandera, Kendall and Real County junior livestock shows.

Junior livestock shows introduce youth to competition, sportsmanship, and teach valuable life lessons of resilience and perseverance. Children from surrounding counties spend countless hours raising and caring for livestock, hoping to win big and auction off their prize animal to the highest bidder. BEC helps to make sure everyone goes home a winner.

Each year, BEC sends employee or board member representatives to bid on animals that may not have placed to help cover the costs students incur.

“Last year, BEC was able to help more than a dozen kids get some extra money to help cover the costs of raising their animals,” said Kathy Robertson, BEC Distribution Operations Representative, who volunteers to represent BEC at the livestock shows. “I’m so glad BEC is able to help support these kids.”

BEC is dedicated to the education of its young members. To learn more about BEC’s charitable donation program, please visit

Posted Monday, January 17, 2022