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2012-03-15 / School

Lexington FFA News

The Lexington FFA has been on a roll the past two major livestock shows, having two breed champion steers, a Champion Angus at Fort Worth, and having the Champion Brahman at San Antonio. Jacob Warner walked away with, not only Champion Brahman honors, but a nice $10,000 scholarship for college.

Cody Morgan, a Lexington FFA senior, had top honors with his Beefmaster heifer. He earned the 2nd place in class and the reserve senior champion honors, and a 7th place ribbon with his Brahman heifer. Cody also showed a steer during the show, placing 2nd in the Simbrah division, and making the sale of champions.

During the Fort Worth junior heifer show, Cody placed 1st out of 26 in the Class 1 Brahman heifer show, and went on to win reserve calf champion in the division.

Other Lexington FFA students placed at the top of their classes in the hog and steer shows. Henry Heller placed 5th in the heavy weight division, earning himself a spot in the sale of champions. Kayla Boettcher placed 11th in her hog class, barely missing the sale.

Other hog showmen included Kristen Boettcher, Clay Boettcher, and Caroline Heller, all competing with class sizes having 60 plus hogs in each.

All of the kids have been working extremely hard. These kids and their parents show true dedication for showing livestock, from working in bad weather to struggling with personal injuries.

The show season is quickly drawing to an end, with the Houston Livestock show being the week of Spring Break and the Lee County Junior Livestock Show the following week.Good luck to all participants in the coming weeks.

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