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.