Five Cassville High School FFA students and one middle school student recently represented the Cassville school district by competing in the American Royal Livestock Show and Rodeo Calf Scramble Program. After completing an application, the students were selected to compete in the calf scramble at the rodeo. Through the program, if the applicants could catch and halter a calf, then get the calf back to the center of the arena, the student could earn a $1,250 voucher to purchase a breeding heifer to start their own breeding program. Their were 18 applicants competing for 12 vouchers, and the Cassville district was the largest group in attendance with six students. All of the high school students earned a voucher worth $1,250 toward the purchase of a breeding heifer. Through the program, they are expected to keep production records, document the growth and progress of the heifer and report progress of the project to their sponsor and halter-break the calf for exhibition at the 2017 American Royal competition. Pictured from left to right are: Austun Periman, Trey Sturgell, Rylee Healey, Alexis Coursey and Kaylee Coursey. Contributed photo
Five Cassville High School FFA students and one middle school student recently competed in the American Royal Livestock Show and Rodeo Calf Scramble Program.