FFA

Jacob Wadley, Reporter

Next season’s stock shows for the Future Farmers of America will be packed with members that take advice from the judges after this year’s Archer County Jr. Live Stock Show

Freshman Carter Hilbers (placing in  sixth place) has plans to change his tactics with the chickens.

“I need to feed them more to get them fatter and a lot bigger for the stock show next year,” Hilbers said.

Placing second in the stock show with rabbits, junior Ashtyn Moorehead said she is looking forward to next season.

We did the best we could with what we had.”

— Mr. Russell

“I will take my rabbits out of the cage more often,” Moorehead said, “ and make sure that they all stay in good shape.”

Freshman Luke Haehn scored fifth place while he showing market swine (Hamp) and plans on doing better next year with new techniques.

“I need to keep the swine closer to the judge and make sure it stays away from the fence,” Haehn said, “I also need to make sure that the pig has a good muscle to fat ratio.”

Sponsor Mr. Clifton Russell was convinced that the judges judged fair even though it wasn’t in their favor.

“We did the best we could with what we had,” Mr. Russell said