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Local Youth Successful at Livestock Show
Wednesday, March 31, 2010 • Posted March 30, 2010

Several local livestock exhibitors spent the past two weeks competing at the annual Houston Livestock Show. Each year, Houston proves to be one of the largest junior livestock shows in the world.

This year, eight local youth placed animals in the premium sale, bringing home over $12,000. Leading the way for Blanco was sophomore Alex Gustafson, who placed second with her Southdown market lamb. Other lamb exhibitors placing and making the sale included Trevor Hardin with a ninth place Fine Wool, Tyler Hardin with a 14th place Southdown and Mindy Dechert with a 21st place Cross. In the market barrow division, senior Quaid Haack brought home the highest placing ribbon with a third place Spotted Poland China. Others placing pigs in the sale included Keaton and Logan Dodd, who finished third and tenth respectively in the Hampshire division. Finally, Robert Jones placed a steer in the premium sale as he finished ninth in the AOB division.

While Houston marks the end of a busy show season for most exhibitors, there will be a strong local showing at the final show of the year in Austin at the Star of Texas Fair and Rodeo.

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