La Porte High School junior Cameron Price earned third place in the Black Cross steer class, and Lomax Junior High School seventh grader Zane Hayman placed fifth with his Shorthorn steer. More than 1,800 steers competed, and only 420 were chosen for auction.
In addition, La Porte High School junior Leah Liles placed seventh out of 70 lamb entries in the Lightweight Southdown class. Alyssa Anderson, a La Porte High School sophomore, also caught a calf during the calf scramble.
The La Porte FFA had 10 entries in the HLSR Market Show, including four sheep, one goat and five steer exhibitors. Students are now preparing for the La Porte Livestock Show, which will be held April 3 through 5, concluding with the auction on April 6.
Photo: Alyssa Anderson catches a calf at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. According to Rodeo Houston's website, 15 calves are released into the arena for 30 youngsters to chase and attempt to catch. Each student who catches a calf is awarded a $1,750 certificate to purchase a registered beef heifer or market steer to show at the Houston Livestock Show™ the following year.