Years of Hard Work Pay Off at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™ Junior Market Poultry Champion Selection
Exhibitors credit their family and showing experience for their success at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Junior Market Champion Poultry Selection.
JUNIOR MARKET BROILERS GRAND CHAMPION
Logan Grimm, 18, exhibited the Grand Champion Pen of Broilers. The Tomball FFA member was excited to win and thankful for his support system.
“My mom is my biggest supporter,” Logan said. “When I am not out there working chickens, she goes out there and helps me.”
JUNIOR MARKET BROILERS RESERVE CHAMPION
Montgomery County 4-H member Abigail Harmon, 16, exhibited the Reserve Grand Champion Pen of Broilers. Abigail is excited about the auction and plans to attend Texas A&M University to become a large animal vet.
“I get to go to college now,” Abigail said. “That is major because I didn’t think I would be able to go to college.”
JUNIOR MARKET TURKEY GRAND CHAMPION
Sinton FFA member Blake Koether, 14, exhibited the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Grand Champion Turkey. Blake said he learned from his prior experience showing turkeys after one died last year. He was speechless after the selection.
“It has not soaked in,” Blake said. “I was not expecting it.”
JUNIOR MARKET TURKEY RESERVE CHAMPION
Ty Pargmann, 16, of Wilson County 4-H, exhibited the Reserve Grand Champion Turkey. In previous years, Ty had his brothers’ guidance while raising turkeys, and this was his first year showing after they graduated.
“I had to do it all on my own, but the hard work evidently paid off,” Ty said. “I am humbled by this. We have been doing this for a long time.”
Exhibitors will sell their broilers and turkeys at the Junior Market Poultry Auction, Saturday, March 9, at noon in the NRG Arena Sales Pavilion.