The 2013 year has really started out with a bang for the 4-H and FFA members of Mason County that show livestock. The District livestock show was held in Kerrville from January 17th through the 19th. The market animals all showed on the 18th. Seventeen youth participated in the market lamb and goat show, exhibiting 39 animals. Of those 39 sheep and goat projects 29 of them stood in the top 10 and 12 of them were eligible to make the auction. You have to be in the top 3 to make the auction in Kerrville. The youth of Mason County that made the auction included Gabe Jennings and Ryli Ruffin each with a 1st place Finewool and Southdown. Price Ruffin had a 2nd place Medium wool and a 3rd place Finewool cross. Baylee and Rylee Owen each had a 2nd place Finewool and Finewool cross. Kirsten Allen with a 2nd place Finewool and a 3rd place Finewool cross, and Raegan Palacio had a 3rd place Finewool. Aspen Martin was 2nd with her market goat. The highlights of the show was a Reserve Grand Division market goat winner shown by Sierra Martin, Slone Stultz exhibited the Champion and Reserve Champion Finewool. His older brother Stran was Champion Finewool cross and that project ended up with Reserve Grand Champion honors of the entire Market Lamb show (Pictured Above).
The other members that were just out of the top 3 that didn’t make the auction were Gabe Jennings with a 6th and 7th place Finewool, Kirsten Allen with an 8th place Medium Wool, Baylee Owen with a 5th place Medium Wool, Riley Pape with a 4th place Finewool cross, Kenley and Brooke Stockbridge with two 6th places and a 7th place Finewool cross, Chama Martin with a 9th place Medium wool, Ranger and T. Ranger Schmidt each with and 8th place Finewool and Finewool cross, Price Ruffin with a 6th place Southdown, Ryli Ruffin with an 8th place Finewool cross and Stran Stultz with an 8th place Southdown. In the goat barn Will Ince was 7th, Breanna Nail was 5th twice, and Heather Shaw was also 5th.
In the market steer barn FFA members Kyle Zavala and Sarah Williams were just out of making the sale. Kyle exhibited a 4th place steer and Sarah had a 7th place steer.
In the swine barn Alexandra Cope was 4th place with her Spot barrow and Rylan Jordan was 4th place with his Hampshire barrow, Raegan Gibbs was 10th with her Hampshire barrow, and Sheyanne Brandenberger was 8th with a crossbred barrow. FFA members Colby Yonker was 8th place with his Hampshire market hog and Grant Sanders exhibited the Champion Yorkshire barrow.
Congratulations to all of the 4-H and FFA exhibitors from Mason County!