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SSHS Students Did Well In The Houston Livestock Show The Week of March 7-13, 2022
Mar15

SSHS Students Did Well In The Houston Livestock Show The Week of March 7-13, 2022

Sulphur Springs High School students did well during their participating last week at the 90th Houston Livestock Show and competition, with three students showing beef heifers, one showing lambs at two different contests and one was ranked among the top 5 in speaking events the week of March 7-13, 2022. sh (Left) Cash Vititow and (right) Coen Bell show their beef heifers at the 90th Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Cash Vititow placed...

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SSHS FFA Cash Vititow’s Red Brahman Heifer Wins Best in Breed at Houston Livestock Show!
Mar23

SSHS FFA Cash Vititow’s Red Brahman Heifer Wins Best in Breed at Houston Livestock Show!

Cash Vititow with his entry TO 68, named Overall Grand Champion Red Brahman Female at Houston From a March 22 press release from John Holland, SSHS Ag Instructor/FFA Advisor, during this past month 8 students on the livestock show team traveled to the Houston Livestock Show. Cash Vititow, Maurie Flecker, Savannah Allen, Jace Mayers, and Jose Flores all took Breeding Beef Heifers, and all showed extremely well in very large...

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Sulphur Springs FFA Teams Compete At Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo
Mar27

Sulphur Springs FFA Teams Compete At Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo

Sulphur Springs FFA Show Teams entered their show projects in the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. The Sulphur Springs High School FFA show teams have had a busy month, competing in multiple events at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. Beef Heifer Show team competed at the Houston Show March 5-9. Breanna Sells, Hayden Daniel, Jodie Tippit, Sydney Swatsell, Elida Miller, Cash Vititow and Savannah Allen all competed with their show...

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5 Hopkins County 4H, FFA Students Compete at Houston Livestock Show Public Speaking Contest
Mar10

5 Hopkins County 4H, FFA Students Compete at Houston Livestock Show Public Speaking Contest

Hopkins County has Five 4-H and FFA members who competed Saturday March 9, 2019 in the Finals of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Ag Public Speaking Contest. Over 400 youth competed Saturday where 20 juniors and 20 seniors were selected for finals. Pictured left to right are Riley Carroll, Hopkins Co 4-H; Faith Wheeler and Kenna Lane, North Hopkins FFA; Savannah Allen, Sulphur Springs FFA; and Zia Miller, Hopkins County...

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Sulphur Springs FFA Teams Place at Houston Livestock Show
Mar22

Sulphur Springs FFA Teams Place at Houston Livestock Show

According to Sulphur Springs FFA Advisor John Holland, the FFA Show team traveled to Houston for the Junior Heifer show and calf scrambles. Thursday night Blaine Flemens, Phillip Rater, and Brennan Murray all competed in the Houston Rodeo Calf Scramble. If students compete in the Calf Scramble they must catch a wild calf, halter that calf, and then lead it into the winners square in the middle of the NRG Arena (Houston Texan’s Arena)....

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NETLA: 2022 Another Record Year For Hopkins County Junior Livestock Sale
Feb28

NETLA: 2022 Another Record Year For Hopkins County Junior Livestock Sale

The Hopkins County Junior Livestock Show and Sale was another record year, with at least $545,000 raised during the Sale of Champions, not counting any add-on funds donated to supplement any sales that are still coming in from individuals or business representatives who were unable to attend the auction but want to show support for specific youth. Add-on funds are still being accepted this week at the Hopkins County Extension office...

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Livestock Validation
Sep27

Livestock Validation

Mario Villarino DVM, Ph.D. Hopkins County Extension Agent for Ag and NR 1200B Houston Street Sulphur Springs, Texas 75482 903-885-3443 By Dr. Mario Villarino, Texas AgriLife Extension Agent for Agriculture and Natural Resources, Hopkins County The mission of the youth livestock validation program is to promote a positive youth development environment focused on ensuring rules for livestock exhibition are being followed under the...

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Information For Livestock Show, by Mario Villarino
May25

Information For Livestock Show, by Mario Villarino

Officials of major livestock shows in Texas are participating in a program supported by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Texas Education Agency, Department of Agricultural Education, whereby all 4-H and FFA steers exhibited at their shows will be required to be identified appropriately with an official Texas Steer Visual/Electronic Identification (EID) Tag, tattoo, and DNA Assay. A special tag has been designed...

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Major Show Steer Validation Orders for 2021 Due in June
Mar29

Major Show Steer Validation Orders for 2021 Due in June

The mission of the youth livestock validation program is to promote a positive youth development environment focused on ensuring rules for livestock exhibition are being followed under the supervision of County Extension Agents and Agricultural Science Teachers. This helps to foster integrity, virtues, and values of youth and families. The purpose of validation is to encourage positive relationships with County Extension Agents,...

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Hopkins County 4H Archery Shooters Compete in Houston
Mar23

Hopkins County 4H Archery Shooters Compete in Houston

Bella Vaculik In March, two Hopkins County 4H archery shooters traveled to the Houston Livestock Show to compete in an NASP meet. Taydon Horton and Bella Vaculik got a good measure of experience from the competition. According to County 4-H Archery coach Stephanie Stewart, “Taydon Horton is a 5th grader from SSES and Bella Vaculik is a 6th grader from Miller Grove ISD. This is the first time for both of them competing at this...

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