The Sulphur Bluff FFA did well at the Houston Livestock Show, with several students placing with their livestock and others recognized with ribbons and honors for their prepared entries.
“Congratulations to all participants of the 2009 Houston livestock show. We had a great run at the livestock show this year,” said Sulphur Bluff FFA advisor Sotero Ramirez.
Clay Mitchell was recognized for placing fifth in shorthorns in the beef heifers division, and Jentry Jaggers for placing sixth in the Angus breed. Cody Vance, Hudson Northcutt and Shelby Williams competed in the market goat division while Brittney Harris competed in the market lamb division.
The students also entered three projects in the ag mechanics contest. Jentry Jaggers received a blue ribbon in the multi-bale mover trailer class. Mason Littrell and Hunter Vaughn went home with a white ribbon for their entry in the special trailer division, and Collin Williams got a red ribbon in the gate division. The car hauler received a fourth place and won several prizes for the school’s agriculture shop.
“These projects take countless hours to plan and construct. Then they are judged by some of the industry’s best. These projects competed with some 600 projects from schools across the state,” stated Ramirez.
Those credited for contributing to the construction and showing of these projects were Jentry Jaggers, Jeff Davis, Trey Williams, Dalton Littrell, Hunter Vaughn, Clay Mitchell, Dustin Joslin, Colton Emerson, Ismael Gutierrez, Brittney Harris, Cody Vance, Mason Littrell, Zack Leatherwood, Collin Williams and Shelby Williams.
Livestock exhibitors and ag mechanics participants weren’t the only Sulphur Bluff students to compete in Houston. The school also took a horse judging team to the annual show, which Ramirez commended for doing “very well” in the contest, held this year at Great Southwestern Equestrian Center in Katy. Team members were Clay Mitchell, Ashley Bryant, Brittney Harris and Sarah Nelson.
And, the Sulphur Bluff agriculture students are also offering chances for community members to view and even benefit from some of the chapter’s projects. They are offering raffle tickets for $2 each or three for $5 for chances to win a 5 foot x 10 foot utility trailer with ramp, two halves of a processed hog and a custom yard bench. The drawing will be held Saturday, May 9 during Sulphur Bluff school’s annual fish fry and auction. For more information about the raffle and May fundraiser, contact any agriculture student or FFA member.
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