2021 HOUSTON LIVESTOCK SHOW AND RODEO™ JUNIOR MARKET LAMB CHAMPION SELECTION
The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo named the 2021 Junior Market Lamb champions on Friday, March 5.
Grand Champion Lamb was exhibited by McKinley Clem, 14, from Tahoka, Texas. McKinley is a member of Lynn County 4-H. She said it took every bit of hard work throughout the show season to finally clutch the big win.
“We went to a lot of jackpot shows,” McKinley said. “I had to put in effort every day with my lamb and go down to the barn to work him, even if I was tired!”
Following high school, McKinley said she plans to attend Texas Tech University and pursue a career in the agriculture industry.
Reserve Grand Champion Lamb was exhibited by Hudson Franklin, 14, from Shallowater, Texas. Hudson is a member of Lubbock County 4-H, and said he credits his Reserve Champion win to the work ethic and patience he has developed throughout the year.
“Working my lamb each day and feeding him correctly helped us be prepared for a major stock show like this,” Hudson said.
Following high school, Hudson said he plans to attend Texas Tech University and wants to raise show lambs just like his dad.
The Junior Market Lamb Show was judged by Dr. Scott Schaake from Manhattan, Kansas.
The lambs will sell in a private auction which will be held May 15, 2021.
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