Students raising animals show them at Chillicothe Project Show

The stock show celebrates the work of students and their families.

Students raising animals show them at Chillicothe Project Show

CHILLICOTHE, Texas (TNN) - Students involved in 4H and Future Farmers of America show off their animal project that they’ve been raising at the Chillicothe Project Show.

“It’s just a great opportunity to see them growing and prospering as members of the community as well,” said Veronika Harris, family nurse practitioner and guest announcer.

In the middle of the pandemic, students from nine-years-old to seniors in high school have livestock shoes to participate and attend.

“There was a lot of students that have been showing and I just always thought it was super interesting because I grew up around cattle and I just always thought showing was just an interesting thing because you’re already around animals,” said Ellie Carter, student, on her first year showing.

Students can learn about different animals and how to raise them through 4H and FFA.

“We show chickens, rabbits, goats, lambs, steers, heifers, swine,” said Harris.

Harris added that lower COVID numbers made it so the show did not have to be moved. Despite that, the show still saw a decrease in students and projects.

“But we have lots of children who are still working hard,” said Haris.

“My favorite part about showing is learning how the animals react giving them different stuff, learning how they get adjusted to stuff like this,” said Kynlie Baird, student.

The county show is in two weeks.

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