Parker County Livestock Improvement Association’s 70th annual Livestock Show continued Wednesday with market steer, breeding lambs and agriculture mechanics competitions.
Peaster FFA’s Heith Lewis, 13, won grand champion for breeding lambs for his medium wool lamb named Khloe Kardashian.
“Because she’s got a big butt,” Lewis said to explain the name.
Khloe Kardashian is Lewis’s favorite lamb because she works the best, he said.
“When you set her, she doesn’t move at all, she walks good,” Lewis said.
Lewis said he’s been showing animals since age 7 and shows goats as well. He wants to show cows in high school.
In the American steer competition, Conner Cowdrey, 16, won champion. Cowdrey said he has been showing livestock his whole life and participates in Brock FFA and Parker County 4H. This is his first year showing steer, and he also has pigs and lambs.
FFA and 4H teach life skills and make kids better people, Cowdrey said.
“It teaches you great leadership and working with other people and mainly just learning how to get up out of bed every morning and go take care of an animal and have the thrill of winning something,” Cowdrey said.
Kassidy Schwarz, 17, of Weatherford FFA, won overall champion for British steer. Schwartz said showing livestock builds confidence and a future for youth.
“I like going in the barns, I like working with my cattle because even if you don’t have the best animal, you can win showmanship because that’s an award for yourself,” Schwarz said. “I like how it involves the youth, and it’s building up for their future careers.”
The livestock show continues through Friday, including the Parade of Champions on Friday evening.