Celeste FFA
2008 Houston Livestock Projects

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Agricultural Mechanics Contest

Commercial Steer
Feeding and Management Contest

Market Broiler Show

Celeste FFA Agriculture Mechanics Trailer
Wins Blue Ribbon at Houston Livestock Show

Celeste High School students Austin Bateman and David Gregory recently represented the Celeste FFA Agricultural Mechanics Team in a Ag. Mech competition at the Houston Livestock Show. Austin and David along with other Celeste FFA students built the 6' X 10' utility trailer in an ag. power class. The students utilized skills such as welding, cutting metal, reading plans and team work. The trailer scored a 92 out of a possible 100 points and received a blue ribbon.


Celeste FFA Students Compete in the Junior Commercial Steer
Feeding and Management Contest

Colton Blackstock, Jake Hughes and Andrew Hackler, 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.

Celeste Students Compete in the Houston Livestock
Junior Market Broiler Show

Celeste students, Caleb McCaslin and Courtney Daniel, recently participated in the 2008 Houston Livestock Junior Market Broiler Show. Caleb is a member of the Celeste FFA and Courtney is a member of the Hunt County 4-H. Students began raising the birds on Feb. 5 when they received 75 birds each. After seven weeks of feeding and care, the top three birds of each pen were selected to compete in Houston. Several hundred chickens were exhibited. The top 100 pens are sold in the premium auction.  Both students represented Celeste ISD very well. Caleb McCaslin placed 16th overall in show.