Celeste FFA Students Compete in Houston
Agricultural Mechanics Contest
The Agricultural Mechanics
Project Show highlights the many talents of Texas FFA members. These
individuals build gates, hay haulers, trailers and more, all on
display in Reliant Center - an awe-inspiring display of amazing
workable works of art. Celeste FFA students, John Callanan,
David Gregory and Austin Bateman, designed, built and entered a 3
point hay spear and trailer mover in the Houston Ag Mech contest.
They received a blue ribbon. Tyler LaFavers entered the
Houston Ag Mech contest with a hydraulic hay loader which placed 4th
overall in the hay handling equipment. Tyler received numerous
prizes including an auto-darkening welding helmet.
Celeste FFA Students Compete in the Junior Commercial Steer
Feeding and Management Contest
Justin Bennett and Colton Blackstock, Celeste FFA students, recently
exhibited and sold market steers in the commercial steer show at the
Houston Livestock Show. The Junior Commercial Steer Feeding and
Management Contest is to encourage FFA members to participate in a
practical beef production program. Emphasis on feeding economy is
not only recommended, but is a prerequisite for entry in this show.
Along with raising a pen of steers, exhibitors are required to
complete a quiz, oral interview, and submit a completed record book
of all feedings and weights from the previous months. Additional
scoring is based on the each steer’s quality and yield grade, the
cost per pound gained, the average daily gain, and the feed
conversion production. Exhibitors must complete all phases of the
contest and score a minimum number of points in order to
receive premium moneys.