Several local FFA members spent the last part of their summer vacation exhibiting livestock at numerous county fairs across the Hill Country during the month of August. Overall, local exhibitors fared very well, winning three Grand Champions and numerous Breed and Reserve Breed Champions.
Leading the way is Blanco FFA member James Leachman. James exhibited the Grand Champion steer at both the Blanco and Gillespie County Fairs with his Champion Limousin. At both of these shows, James was named the Champion European Steer as well. In addition to his Grand Champion honors, James also exhibited the Reserve Champion Limousin at the Race Day Classic in Fredericksburg and the Champion Hereford and Reserve Champion British at the Blanco County Fair.
Senior Callie Culton also took home Grand Champion honors with her Champion Medium Wool lamb at the Blanco County Fair. In addition to Callie, Jr., FFA member Dalton Savanich also did well with his lambs exhibiting class winners at the Race Day Classic in Fredericksburg as well as the Blanco County Fair.
Other FFA members exhibiting Breed and Reserve Breed Champions include: Kelton Marek – Champion Brahman at Austin County Jubilee and Race Day Classic, Reserve Champion Simbrah at Race Day Classic. Kolby Marek – Champion Santa Gertrudis and Reserve Champion Brangus at Austin County Jubilee. Brenna Wallace – Champion Simbrah and Reserve Champion Limousin at Blanco County Fair. Carlin Green – Champion Santa Gertrudis at Blanco County Fair. Hanna Garrett – Reserve Champion Simmental at Blanco County Fair.
These and several other Blanco FFA and Blanco Jr. FFA members will continue their busy show schedule with upcoming shows in Boerne, Hondo, and New Braunfels during the month of September. Advisors for the Blanco FFA and Blanco Jr. FFA are Jason and Felice Marek.