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FFA Students Compete at American Royal Livestock Show and Rodeo Calf Scramble Program

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57f54ee55a8efPictured from left to right are: Austun Periman, Trey Sturgell, Rylee Healey, Alexis Coursey and Kaylee Coursey.
Pictured from left to right are: Austun Periman, Trey Sturgell, Rylee Healey, Alexis Coursey and Kaylee Coursey.
The Cassville High School FFA had five students compete 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 this program, if the applicants can catch and halter a calf then get the calf back to the center of the arena, the student earns a $1250 voucher to purchase a breeding heifer to start their breeding program. 
 
Their were 18 applicants competing for 12 vouchers. The Cassville district was the largest group in attendance and was represented by six students, one middle school student and five high school students.
 
 All of the high school students earned a voucher worth $1250 toward the purchase of a breeding heifer. Through this program they are expected to keep production records and document the growth and progress of the heifer, report progress of the project to their sponsor and the American Royal and halter break the calf for exhibition at the 2017 American Royal.