Prior to the Christmas holiday break, the Blanco FFA Chapter held the 16th Annual Chapter FFA Show at the high school agricultural science building. Almost 200 animals competed in four divisions at this year’s show.
Friday began with the lamb show where Jr. FFA member Dalton Savanich exhibited the Grand Champion lamb with his Champion Medium Wool. Tyler Hardin followed with his Champion Southdown to win Reserve Grand Champion honors. Other breed and reserve breed champions included: Reserve Medium Wool – Dalton Savanich, Champion & Reserve Cross – Lainie Parker, Champion & Reserve Fine Wool – Logan Parker, and Reserve Southdown – Kinidi Moore. Champion Showmanship honors went to Callie Culton, with Logan Parker winning Reserve Showmanship. In the adult showmanship division, Sandra Gustafson took first place, followed by Mallory Hildebrandt in 2nd and Megan Topper 3rd.
The goat show saw Jr. FFA member Alli West win Grand Champion with her Class 4 Champion. Reserve Grand honors went to Class 2 Champion Kyra McGee. Other class winners and reserves included: Class 1 Champion & Reserve – Maggie Reininger, Class 2 Reserve – William Hourigan, Class 3 Champion – Zach Collins, Class 3 Reserve – Bret Leigh Nance and Class 4 Reserve – Alley Penshorn. Maggie Reininger took home champion in the showmanship division, with Cade Felps winning reserve. Results of the adult showmanship class included Keitha Johnson placing first, followed by Matt Horton and Katie Baker in 2nd and 3rd. The judge for the sheep and goats was Marion AST Mike Wallace.
Saturday started with the steer show and Jr. FFA member Carly Haack winning Grand Champion with her Champion European. James Leachman was named Reserve Grand with his Reserve European steer. Other breed and reserve breed champions included: Katherine Biggs – Champion British, Ryan Edwards – Reserve British, Kolby Marek – Champion American and Brenna Wallace – Reserve American. Katherine Biggs was also named Champion Showman, with Brenna Wallace winning reserve. Sarah Biggs took first place in the adult showmanship class, with Kylie Leachman placing 2nd and Kassandra Leachman 3rd.
The show concluded with Reilly Burnett winning Grand Champion in the hog show with her Champion Light Cross. Jacob Robinson was selected Reserve Grand with his Champion Dark Cross. Other champions and reserves included: Catherine Seymour – Champion Duroc, Logan Parker – Reserve Duroc, Kelton Marek – Champion Hampshire, Ty Preiss – Reserve Hampshire, Hanna Garrett – Champion Yorkshire, Jacob Robinson – Reserve Yorkshire, Ty Preiss – Champion Dark OPB, Hanna Garrett – Reserve Dark OPB, Kolby Marek – Champion Light OPB, Ryan Edwards – Reserve Light OPB, Trayton Preiss – Reserve Dark Cross and Ryan Edwards – Reserve Light Cross. Champion showman went to Tyler Hardin, with Cade Felps winning reserve honors. Adult winners included first place Kay Preiss, followed by Calen McNett and Susannah Campbell. Judges for Saturday included Llano AST Joe Dan Tarter and his son Clay Tarter.