On Wednesday, September 19, members of the Sloan-Hendrix FFA Livestock Show Team set out for
the NEA District Fair in Jonesboro, Arkansas. Seven members were responsible for eighteen head of
cattle and two hogs. Team members prepared the barn and tie out area for the livestock which would
arrive later that afternoon. Signs were hung and a fall display arranged at both ends of the barn.
Wednesday through Friday, team members swept the walkway and mucked the animal tie outs to keep
things looking good. The hard work definitely paid off, because the Show Team won the Herdsmanship
Award in the junior division.
Garret Jessen exhibited two hogs in the swine show on Thursday.
At 9:30 Friday morning the cattle show began. Those participating and their placings follow:
Autumn Blasingame Grand Champion Charolais heifer, 1st and 1st Charolais heifers, and top five in
senior showmanship
Eason Dearen Supreme Heifer, Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion Shorthorn Heifers
Amanda Holland Supreme Bull, Grand Champion Angus Bull, Reserve Grand Champion Angus female,
1st and 2nd place Angus bulls, 2nd place Angus heifer, 1st place Get of Sire,
2nd place three bulls owned, 1st place two bulls bred and owned, and
top five in senior showmanship.
Deriek Stallings Grand Champion Hereford bull, 1st and 2nd Hereford heifers.
John Thomison 1st, 2nd, and 4th place Santa Gertrudis heifers.
Katie Williams Grand Champion AOB Brangus bull, 1st and 1st Shorthorn heifers, and
Senior Showmanship winner.

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