This annual contest allows students age nine through graduating seniors the opportunity to gain industry knowledge and practical experience in commercial cattle feeding. Students feed a pen of three steers and compete on their knowledge of the industry through a written test and an interview or oral presentation, depending on their division. Discover More HereCattle performance points are also figured into the score to determine the winners of more than $20,000 in prizes, premiums and college scholarships. Brennen Wilson of Gilmer competed and placed second in the written exam in the junior division and received a plaque sponsored by Animal Health International. The Overall Champion of the contest and winner of a $5,000 scholarship, a plaque and trophy buckle sponsored by Zoetis was Amelia Stavinoha of Eagle Lake. interview skills checklistReserve Overall Champion and winner of a $3,000 scholarship, a plaque and trophy buckle sponsored by Micro Technologies was Caitlyn Harmon of Weimar. The First Runner-Up and winner of a $2,000 scholarship, a plaque and trophy buckle sponsored by Vaquero Trading, LLC, was Ryley Brooks of Kingsbury. In the junior division, Leroy Stavinoha was named the Overall Champion, receiving a $200 prize, a plaque and a trophy buckle sponsored by Merck Animal Health. TCFA represents the cattle feeding industry in Texas, Oklahoma and New Mexico.
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