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Aledo FFA shows well at State Fair of Texas

Not only has Aledo FFA stepped up in quality, it has stepped up in quantity. Aledo FFA exhibited more steer calves at the State Fair of Texas than any school or FFA Chapter in the entire state of Texas.

“We had a very successful three-week run at the State Fair of Texas, and it was great to have more young folks and families working together. Many do not know it, but FFA serves students from third grade through high school, and it is a pleasure to get to work with many of the elementary students,” said Aledo ISD Ag teacher Dave Marcath.

Aledo FFA ended up with one of its three Market Steers in the Sale at Dallas. Bryan Sadler made the sale with his 1190 lb. steer, and sold for a healthy profit in the Sale of Champions. “It is a pretty big honor to make the sale, as only 10-percent of the livestock qualify,” Marcath said.

Tailor Doyle, Ashlee Melton and Kannon Kirk all had top five finishes in their respective breeds. Blaze Mayes of Aledo Middle School had a top-20 goat. Bryan Sadler had a class-winning heifer, brothers Carter and Corbin Haber, Mikayla Thompson, Coit Webster and Carter Smith all had top two finishes in the Heifer Shows. Edward man exhibited several meat rabbits to top five class finishes in the rabbit show.