FFA members at Friendswood High School recently attended and participated in
two major stock shows and rodeos in Texas. The group competed at the Fort Worth Stock
Show and Rodeo as well as the San Antonio Stock Show.
“The Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo is one of the biggest shows in the
country,” Ag Science teacher/FFA Sponsor Laura Vail said. “They have lots of different
things that FFA kids can participate in.”
This year Friendswood FFA participated in the Junior Breeding Beef Show, the
Junior Wether Goat Show, the Calf Scramble and the Meat Judging Contest.
The Friendswood FFA Cattle Show team went to Fort Worth Stock Show January
22-25. They exhibited their breeding heifer project in the junior livestock show.
Six students competed in Junior Breeding Beef category. Blair Allen placed first,
Dakota Kempken and Ashlyn Heiber both in second place, Shelby Smith third place,
Dianna Dawson in fourth place and Bailey Beken in sixth place.
Other students who participated in the Junior Breeding Beef show included
Kameron Noack, Jordan Gates, Olivia Stran, Cortni Cox and Rachel Pate.
Hannah Saville took her wether goat to the Fort Worth Stock show on January 29 through
February 1. She took her wether goat to show it in the junior market goat show.
Hannah Saville made the first cut in the junior market goat show
At the Fort Worth Rodeo, Friendswood FFA had two students compete in the calf
scramble. Dustin Surber and Olivia Cates scrambled.
“Both worked really hard to catch a calf and Dustin ended up catching one!” Vail
The Friendswood FFA Senior and Junior Teams competed in the meat judging
competition at Fort Worth. The Senior Team included the following: Blair Allen, Bailey
Beken, Jordan Gates, and Hannah Saville.
The Junior Team included John Aldridge, Jack Cowan, Ty Kempken, and Dustin
San Antonio Stock Show had a brand new facility this year and Friendswood FFA
took nine breeding beef heifers, and one market wether goat to the show. The heifers
were there February 17-20 and were shown in the Breeding Beef Show.
Seven FHS members placed. These include the following: Dakota Kempken and
Dianna Dawson both placed second, Ashlyn Heiber third, Ty Kempken fourth, Blair
Allen seventh, Rachel Pate ninth and Bailey Beken in tenth place.
Also participating in the Junior Breeding Beef show were Kameron Noack and
Hannah Saville took a wether goat to San Antonio Livestock Show to show him
in the market goat show. Dustin Surber also calf scrambled at San Antonio Stock Show
and Rodeo. He ended up catching a calf there.
Upcoming shows include the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo and the
Galveston County Fair and Rodeo.
The schedule for Houston include March 11-Market Poultry, March 12-15-Heifer,
March 11-12-Market Goats, March 14-19 Market Swine, and March 16-20 Market
The Galveston County Fair and Rodeo is set for April 10-18.