Newman FFA members were excited to be able to have students participate and exhibit their livestock animals at the Stanislaus County Fair this past July. It was such a great experience for all those who participated and an overall success for exhibitors in the show ring and the auction.
This year we had seven goats, two sheep, one beef, and three pigs represent Newman FFA. We had many of those students excel in the show ring. Janessa Marquez, exhibiting two market goats, placed Reserve Middle Weight with one of her goats, Jacob Starr and Matthew Grimaldo placing second, and Natalya Gonzalez placing third. Landon Mendonca was the only Newman FFA student who exhibited a beef steer and he placed seventh in showmanship.
In sheep we had Stephanie Enciso who placed second in her market class and Natalie Velasquez who was the Reserve Lightweight Champion. Pig exhibitors also had a great fair with Matthew Grimaldo, Logan Garcia, and Rebecca Mendoza placing first and second place in their market classes.
Overall, it was a successful Stanislaus County Fair for our students in lieu of the previous year’s circumstances. We are excited for more students to participate next year and proud of all of our members for their hard work and dedication to their livestock animals.