Weatherford Democrat

Farm & Ranch

February 9, 2010

Local youth wins Calf Scramble at Fort Worth Stock Show Rodeo

WEATHERFORD — FORT WORTH — Jacob Sheffield of Weatherford, Texas, a Perrin FFA member, was among the winners in the Calf Scramble event during the Feb. 4 evening performance of the Rodeo at the 114th edition of the Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show.

Parent of the winner is Dylan Sheffield. Sponsor for Jacob’s effort is Kelly R. Thompson of Fort Worth, Texas.

The Calf Scramble, which allows 16 students to compete at each of the 30 Stock Show Rodeo performances, has eight performance winners. The young people are high school students out to catch and halter a calf with hopes of winning a $500 purchase certificate that will help buy a registered beef or dairy heifer for a yearlong 4-H or FFA project.

Winners must care for their animals throughout the year and return for the 2011 Stock Show to exhibit it in the Junior Heifer Show. Those who do the best job will be in line for scholarship funds when they enter college. Last year, scholarship grants were made to 70 young people.

All entries receive a special T-shirt with their contestant number. Participants who fail to catch a calf receive a certificate for a pair of Justin boots.  Mrs Baird’s Bakeries and Justin Boots have proudly sponsored this event for many years.

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