Local exhibitors from the Blanco FFA and Blanco Jr. FFA chapters traveled to New Braunfels this past weekend and competed in the Annual Cougar Classic Livestock Show. The Cougar Classic, which has over 400 head of livestock each year, has proven to be one of the biggest fall livestock shows in the area.
Leading the way for the local exhibitors was freshman Katherine Biggs, who exhibited the Reserve Grand Champion steer, in addition to winning champion in the British division. Others placing high included: James Leachman Reserve Champion AOB, Kolby Marek 1st place middle weight American, Kelton Marek 1st place heavy weight British, and Emily Biggs 2nd place light weight Limousin. There were 87 steers competing in the various divisions.
In the swine show, Junior FFA member Alli West was the lone exhibitor from Blanco, placing 4th overall in showmanship while also receiving 2nd with her Hampshire and 4th in the Dark OPB and Crossbred classes. There were 94 hogs exhibited.
These same exhibitors, as well as many others, will now begin preparations for the upcoming Blanco FFA Chapter Show to be held Friday, December 16 and Saturday, December 17, at the Blanco High School Ag Building. Advisors for the Blanco FFA and Blanco Jr. FFA are Jason and Felice Marek.