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Local Students Win at Fort Worth Stock Show
Tuesday, February 10, 2009 • Posted February 10, 2009

Chama Martin, a 4-H member from Mason, exhibited the Grand Champion Wether Goat in the Junior Wether Goat Show at the 2009 legendary Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo on February 1, 2009. Junior show entries totaled 9,698 at this year’s show which ends February 8.

Ryli Ruffin, a 4-H member from Mason, exhibited a First Place Light Weight Fine Wool Wether Lamb in the Junior Wether Lamb Show at the 2009 legendary Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo on January 31, 2009. Junior show entries totaled 9,698 at this year’s show which ends February 8.

Robert “Price” Ruffin, a 4-H member from Mason, exhibited a First Place Medium Weight Fine Wool Wether Lamb in the Junior Wether Lamb Show at the 2009 legendary Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo on January 31, 2009. Junior show entries totaled 9,698 at this year’s show which ends February 8.

Chama Martin, a 4-H member from Mason, exhibited the Reserve Champion Hair Sheep Wether Lamb in the Junior Wether Lamb Show at the 2009 legendary Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo on January 31, 2009. Junior show entries totaled 9,698 at this year’s show which ends February 8.

“The junior livestock show program provides youth with valuable lessons in life and business and builds a foundation that serves them long after their show years have passed,” said W.R. Watt, Jr., president and manager of the show. “Our commitment to this program is a top priority.”

Winning exhibitors are awarded cash “premiums” – this year to exceed $92,005 – in addition to monies generated from the sale of animals in the show’s sale of champion steers, lambs, barrows and wether goats. Over 22,000 head of world-class livestock from across the country will be on exhibit throughout the 24-day run of the Show. A record six national Shows will be hosted at the event. In addition, an impressive 17 livestock auctions will be conducted.

The Stock Show showcases the nation’s dynamic livestock industry to over 900,000 visitors mostly from the Metroplex and surrounding areas. Approximately 30% of visitors are from outside the Metroplex and other states as well as other countries. Besides livestock, the show includes educational exhibits designed to educate visitors on the livestock industry and provides 4 acres of shopping to suit most any taste.

Now in its 113th year, the legendary Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo features entertainment events for the entire family, including livestock shows, educational experiences and 30 exciting performances of the World’s Original Indoor Rodeo. For ticket information on any performance or Stock Show event, call 817-877-2420 or visit www.fwssr.com.

Placings by Mason exhibitors include:

Ryli Ruffin -

1st Lt. Weight Finewool

6th Medium Weight Finewool

4th Lt. Weight Black

3rd Medium Weight Black

Price Ruffin -

1st Medium Weight Finewool

3rd Medium Weight Cross

10th Medium Weight Cross

Chama Martin -

1st Middle Hair Sheep

Reserve Champion Hair Sheep

Grand Champion Meat Goat

Kyle Zavala -

9th Middle Weight Polled Hereford

Korey Zavala -

5th Class 3 European

Dakota Lee -

8th Middle Weight American

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