Anna Carlock

Anna Carlock of Joshua FFA wins reserve division champion and her class for her Hereford heifer at the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo. She said plans on majoring in animal science at Texas Tech University in the fall. 

By Ashley Rose

reporter@trcle.com

After participating in the Johnson County Junior Livestock Show and Youth Fair last month, students participating in the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo have taken home big awards.

Anna Carlock, 18, of Joshua FFA won reserve division champion and won her class with her Hereford heifer.  

“I have a real love for agriculture,” Carlock said. “I was raised on a farm that raised cows, sheep and pigs. Everyone in my family has shown animals.”

Carlock said she always encourages children to show animals.

“I’ve made friends all across the state who have been lifelong friends,” she said. “You get to grow a bond with animals that most people don’t have.”

Carlock plans on majoring in animal science and minoring in meat science at Texas Tech University this fall.

Madison Metzler, 14, of Friendship 4-H won division champion for her Simmental heifer.

Her dad, Curt Metzler, said his daughter has been showing animals since she very young.

“She showed her first calf when she was 18 months old,” Curt Metzler said. “I’ve been in the cattle business all my life. She’s gone with me to stock shows since she was born. She’s very comfortable around them.”

He said he gets asked all the time why he pushes his daughter and his son, Mason Metzler, to show animals.

“People think we’re a bit crazy at times, but when you see your daughter or son out in the ring leading around a 1,200 pound animal, there’s no greater satisfaction,” he said. “It’s something that’s very important to me and my family.”

Working with animals is about developing work ethic, he said.

“It’s about taking kids off the Xbox and getting out in the barn and working with their animals,” he said. “Showing animals is about spending time with my kids.”

His son, Mason Metzler, also won first for his heifer in the Other Recorded Breeds division.  

Brendan Gross, 6, of Venus FFA won reserve champion with his Duroc gilt, champion with his Spot gilt and reserve champion with his Crossbred gilt.

His dad, Randy Gross, said his son has been showing animals since he was 4 years old.

“We feel like it’s a good learning experience where the kids can learn work ethic,” Randy Gross said. “There are awards with the hard work they put in. Just like with sports, if you start them at a younger age, it tends to migrate further down the line.”

He said his son enjoys showing animals. So much so that he will soon be participating in the Certified Pedigreed Swine Southwest Regional in Chickasha, Oklahoma. In this national competition, his son will take different tests relating to pigs and the pork industry, he said.

“Showing animals is a good way to get the kids off the couch and out in the world,” he said. “There are a lot of scholarships that are tied to these shows. He can judge or show animals to get his college paid for.”

Brigg Hawkins of Friendship 4-H won division champion and reserve champion overall for his goat. He could not be reached for comment.

Kristen Clark, Texas AgriLife Extension Service in Johnson County 4-H and Youth Development agent, said the county has had lots of great representation from both 4-H and FFA chapters in the show over the last two weeks.

“I have been excited to see these kids and families come together, put the hard work in and get to their end goal,” Clark said. “That’s is what showing livestock is about. Our kids showed well and presented their animals to the best of their abilities, win or lose. I am proud to be a part of this program in Johnson County because of the caliber of families we have to work with.”

4-H winners

Several 4-H members won awards for their heifers, lambs, goats and pigs and in the dairy and ag mechanics shows.

• Rowdy Conner of Friendship 4-H won ninth for his Polled Hereford heifer.

• Everett Snoddy of Friendship 4-H won ninth for his Simmental heifer.

• Tanner Brown of Friendship 4-H won ninth for his Brahman heifer.

• Callie Welty of Friendship 4-H won third for her Brahman heifer.

• Kaleb Snoddy of Friendship 4-H won third for his heifer in the Other Recorded Breeds division.

• Makayla Luckie of Friendship 4-H 4-H won 14th for her heifer in the Other Recorded Breeds division.  

• Josh Hawkins of Friendship 4-H won fourth for his Finewool Cross, 16th for his Southdown lambs and second for his goat.  

• Brody Tuner of Friendship 4-H won third for his goat.

• Brandon White of Friendship 4-H won sixth for his goat.

• Rachel White of Friendship 4-H won ninth for her goat.

• John Michael Perez of Friendship 4-H won 11th for his goat.

• Brecken Shipman of Grandview 4-H won third for his Simmental heifer.

• Jhett Davis of Grandview 4-H won 11th for his Finewool lamb.

• Lance Childers of Grandview 4-H was in the top 20 of the Finewool Cross lamb division.

• Kade Davis of Grandview 4-H won 16th for his Southdown lamb.

• Samantha Sibley of All-Stars 4-H participated in the Other Recorded Breeds division and won second in her class with her gate in the ag mechanics show.

• Poppy Twombly of All-Stars 4-H won first in her class for her goat milking stand in the ag mechanics show.

The Johnson County 4-H Dairy Judging team won first in the District 8 4-H contest, third in the Texas 4-H contest and sixth in the Fort Worth contest. They were also the first overall team in reasons and first overall team in Brown Swiss in the Fort Worth contest.

Mason Lackey of Friendship 4-H won second in reasons and eighth in district, Rachel White won first in Brown Swiss and fifth in district, Anna Carlock won fourth in district, Brigg Hawkins won sixth in district.

Daizie Ebbens and Jacob Bingham of Friendship 4-H won first in the Junior Dairy Cattle Herdsmanship contest.  

FFA winners

Several FFA members around the county won awards for their heifers, lambs, goats and pigs and in the dairy and ag mechanics show.

• Hanna Lisenbe of Cleburne FFA and Friendship 4-H won first for her Medium Wool lamb.

• Kaylee Wilson of Alvarado FFA won second for her Charolais heifer.

• Niki White of Alvarado FFA won fifth for her Angus heifer.

• Rockie Swindell of Alvarado FFA won fourth for their Polled Hereford heifer.

• Seth Moak of Alvarado FFA won seventh for his Polled Hereford heifer.

• Brendan Patterson of Alvarado FFA won the Blue in Excellence Ribbon and first in the Shop Table Class in the ag mechanics show.

• Andrew Rodriguez of Alvarado FFA won 19th for his Finewool Cross lamb.

• Jackie Saenz of Joshua FFA won second for her Beefmaster heifer.

• Hallie Bauman of Joshua FFA won second for her Beefmaster heifer.

• Rylie Bauman of Joshua FFA won seventh for her Shorthorn heifer.

• Molly Hicks of Joshua FFA won seventh for her Polled Hereford heifer.

• Mason Rumsey of Joshua FFA won 10th for his Santa Gertrudis heifer.

• Samantha Digesualdo of Joshua FFA won 10th for her Santa Gertrudis heifer.

• Taryn Feaster of Joshua FFA exhibited her Brahman heifer.

• Tyler Feaster of Joshua FFA exhibited his Brahman heifer.

• Gracie Birdsong of Joshua FFA won 16th for her goat.

• Calen Coots of Joshua FFA won 11th for his goat.

• Kennedy Easter of Joshua FFA won seventh for her goat.

• Brady Latham of Joshua FFA won in the top 20 for his Medium Wool lamb.

• Bella Parker of Godley FFA won first for her Charolais heifer.

• Shane Clewis of Godley FFA won second for his Santa Gertrudis heifer.

• Harlie Groom of Godley FFA won fifth for her heifer in the Other Recorded Breeds division.

• Madison Landers of Godley FFA won second for her Angus heifer.

• Brittany Eiliott of Godley FFA won second for her Duroc gilt.

• Mason Hiler of Godley FFA won eighth for his Crossbreed gilt.

• Creed Miller of Godley FFA won second for his Southdown ewe.

• Cason Lutrick of Godley FFA won second for his Southdown ewe.    

• Lacy Bruton of Grandview FFA won first for her Commercial gilt.

• Jaselyn Davis of Grandview FFA won third for her Commercial gilt.

• Jaylie Davis of Grandview FFA won sixth for her Registered gilt.

• Rainey Johnson of Grandview FFA won 15th for her Medium Wool lamb.

• Justin Rasco of Burleson FFA won second for his Santa Gertrudis heifer.

• Brinley Brown of Burleson FFA won eighth for her Shorthorn heifer.

• Dayton Allen of Burleson FFA won fourth for his Berkshire gilt and sixth for his Hampshire gilt.

• Lauren Yates of Burleson FFA won sixth for her Spot gilt.

• Cheyenne Taylor of Burleson FFA won eighth for her Duroc gilt.

• Whisper Crowder of Burleson FFA won fourth for her goat.

• Carlos Trujillo  and Emily Hall of Burleson FFA caught a calf in the calf scramble and won $500 certificates for purchasing a heifer to show next year.

• Julianna Norrell of Venus FFA won first with her Limousin heifer in the Lone Star Shootout and second for her Limousin heifer in the Fort Worth Junior Show.

• Tyler McCarty of Venus FFA won second for his Crossbred gilt.

More results to come soon.

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