Written by Andrielle Figueroa Friday, 07 March 2014 08:00
SHARYLAND—Sharyland High School Senior Kayla Marek admits her time with the Future Farmers of America program will be hard to let go of once she graduates this year. The many hours spent feeding, walking and grooming her livestock passed quickly, and she is saddened about leaving the animals she loves.
Multiple students in Hidalgo County competed in the South Texas Agricultural Roundup Livestock Show, which ran from Feb. 26-March 1, and are gearing up for the Rio Grande Valley Livestock Show in Mercedes, which kicks off Friday, March 7.
Sharyland High School students have prepped animals year round for both shows.
Marek took grand champion for her market steer at the STAR show. Market stock is set for sale after the shows, while breeding stock can be used for reproducing.