Major FFA Stockshows


Lulu Shaban

With the beginning of March, the FFA stock shows are starting up. Students involved in raising and taking care of livestock will trailer up their animals and drive up to places like Houston, Fort Worth, San Angelo, San Antonio, Austin and the Montgomery county fair. This is where they will stall, feed, walk, bathe and clip the livestock to get them ready for their major competition against other students partaking in FFA from other schools around Texas.

“We raise them throughout the year and in March we sell them to try and make a profit and gain scholarships,” junior FFA member Caroline Andrews said.

The day after getting the animals ready is the show day where FFA members will enter the ring and show their livestock in hopes of winning grand or reserve championships. They basically spend all day and night outside taking care of their animals and also showing them off at the show. 

“Although stock shows take place all year long, March is the most important because this is when we have the Montgomery County Fair and Houston Livestock Rodeo,” Junior FFA officer Tesa Richardson said. 

All major city rodeos are the first weekend of March and the Montgomery County Fair begins on March 26. Learn more at