Over the past four days, three members of Queen City FFA exhibited their livestock projects at the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo's Junior Market Goat Show. 

Emilee Henry, Gretchen Vecchio, and Mason Campbell have been working hard to raise these animals since they made their initial investments back in July. All three students did exceptional work in selection, management, and showmanship of their projects and produced very competitive animals. Facing off against 700 other exhibitors from across the state, they came up just shy of bringing home some ribbons. 

That being said, there was still a great success to be had. Gretchen chose to finalize her project for the year and sell her goat to market at the show. It brought a price of $222.00 per cwt, one of the highest industry prices I have seen in many years. Emilee and Mason will continue raising and working with their animals until the show season ends in March and they bring their final products to market with the hope of a strong market price like Gretchen.

We at the QC Ag Sci. Department would like to thank everyone for their continued support in the endeavors of our students. Encouraging students to learn and take part in production and marketing of food, fiber, and natural resources helps us ensure a strong future for one of the largest sectors of our local, state, and national economy. We are truly blessed to be in a community that places such a high value on what we do. 

Gretchen VecchioEmilee Henry                                                       Mason Campbell