Chico FFA members conquer calf scramble

By Messenger Staff | Published Wednesday, February 20, 2013

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Chico FFA members Garon Davis and Amber Huff were among the winners in the calf scramble during the Feb. 2 performance of the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo. Garon is the son of Brandi and Ricky Davis, and Amber is the daughter of Brad and Cindy Huff.

The Calf Scramble, which allows 16 students to compete at each of the 30 rodeo performances, has eight winners each performance. The young people are high school students out to catch and halter a calf with hopes of winning a $500 purchase certificate that will help buy a registered beef or dairy heifer for a yearlong 4-H or FFA project.

Winners must care for their animals throughout the year and return for the 2014 Stock Show to exhibit it in the Junior Heifer Show. Those who do the best job will be in line for scholarship funds when they enter college. Last year, scholarship grants were made to 85 young people totaling $143,500.

All entries receive a special T-shirt with their contestant number, and participants who fail to catch a calf receive a certificate for a pair of Justin boots.

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