Several members of the Blanco FFA Chapter traveled to Houston this past month to exhibit their market animal projects in the Houston Livestock Show. Overall, ten different exhibitors from Blanco placed in their respective classes with eight qualifying for the premium sale.
Leading the way this year was Blanco FFA member Alex Gustafson, who exhibited the Reserve Champion Southdown market lamb.
Other FFA members placing lambs in the sale included: Tyler Hardin – 2nd place light weight Southdown, Trevor Hardin – 3rd place heavy weight Fine Wool, and Dalton Savanich – 18th place light weight Crossbred. The market steer show also saw four Blanco students get pulled and placed with sisters Asher and Carly Haack making the sale, with Asher placing 6th in the middle weight Santa Gertrudis class and Carly 6th in the 4th class of AOB’s. Other local exhibitors placing steers included Kolby Marek with a 12th place class 1 AOB and Kylie Leachman with a 13th place class 3 AOB.
Finally, the last week of the show saw Junior FFA members Logan Dodd and Hanna Garrett place pigs in the premium sale, with Logan placing 8th in the 5th class of Hampshires and Hanna earning a 3rd place ribbon in the 3rd class of Spotted Poland Chinas.