This year Chico FFA and Jr. FFA members placed better than ever at the 2014 Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo.
Not only did they place within the top 10 of their classes, but they also won the Herdsman Award. The Herdsman Award is given to the team who best embraces the fundamentals of animal care and adheres to the rules and regulations of the show. Show officials said it was the best display of herdsmanship they had seen in many, many years.
The weekend of the junior heifer show, Chico FFA and Jr. FFA excelled. Beefmaster heifers placed in their classes as follows: Macie Moss, second; Hagen Davis, third; Garon Davis, fourth; China Brattis, fourth; Brianna Martin, fifth; Amber Huff, sixth; Matti Umphress, seventh; Katie Tate, seventh; Hunter Garcia, seventh; Nick Hood, seventh; Devon Wilson, 10th; and Taylor Hood, 12th.
Red Angus heifers placed as follows: Emily McDaniel, fourth; and Macy McDaniel, fourth.
Santa Gertrudis heifers placed as follows: Jimmy Schuetz, second; Kenyon Hedrick, third; Will Jones, fourth; Austin Collins, fifth; Katie Jones, sixth; and Calli Gordon, eighth.
Other kids exhibiting Santa Gertrudis included McKayla Hedrick, Kayla Clampitt, Chance Kittrell, Cody Caraway, Elliott Mercer and Stephanie Beard.
Chico FFA is led by ag science teachers Shane Hedrick and Tyler Raley.