San Antonio – The Junior Breeding Sheep Show was held on February 9, 2011 at the San Antonio Livestock Show and Rodeo.
Rachel Gibbs of Ballinger was awarded Grand Champion Southdown Ewe Honors. The eighth grader is currently fourteen years old and plans to study veterinary science at Texas A&M University. Gibbs is a member of Reynolds County 4-H club and enjoys playing basketball and exhibits both breeding and market goats.
Reserve Grand Champion Southdown Ewe was awarded to Thomas Gabe Jennings of Frediona. Jennings is currently a sophomore and a member of Mason County 4-H. After graduation, the sixteen year old plans to attend a university and major in Animal Science.
Awarded the Grand Champion Southdown Ram and the Reserve Champion Southdown Ram is Hayden Brown of Midland. The Midland County 4-H is currently a senior in high school and will attend Texas Tech University majoring in Biology. He has a passion for livestock as he exhibits sheep, goats, and swine at various shows throughout the year.
SALE has a rich tradition and history of stewardship to the community, agriculture industry and youth of Texas. With a clear vision of the future, a successful past and continual dedication from over 5,000 volunteers, SALE will continue to provide wholesome family entertainment and be a pillar of strength and support to the youth of Texas. To date, the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo educational commitment exceeds $105 million with a record $8.5million committed in 2010 in the form of scholarships, grants, endowments, auction, calf scramble program and show premiums paid to youth.