The Lubbock County Junior Livestock Show on Friday afternoon awarded the top honor of grand champion steer to the same family for the third year in a row.
Out of about 85 steers and 59 youth, only two could take home the titles of grand champion and reserve champion.
The steer judge, Tyler Norvell of Tuttle, Okla., chose siblings, 9-year-old Kutter Bland and 13-year-old Kacy Bland of Idalou FFA as those winners.
In the two previous years, Kacy had the grand champion steer. This time, she had the reserve grand champion and her younger brother received the grand champion accolades.
A grand champion and a reserve grand champion were selected for each species from the breed champions. The winning students each received a banner, a ribbon and a shiny livestock show belt buckle.
Students participating in the competition also received colored ribbons for their animals’ placement in the steer weight classes and placement in steer breed categories.
Christian Gutierrez of Frenship FFA had the American breed champion, Ethan Walker of Roosevelt 4-H had the British breed champion and Kutter had the Crossbreds breed champion.
In Thursday night’s lamb show, Bailey Johnson of Lubbock 4-H had the grand champion lamb, and Taylor Turner of Frenship FFA had the reserve grand champion.
The livestock show concludes with a full day of swine judging, which begins at 8 a.m. today.
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